Upcoming Geomatics Related Events

Below is the GANS geomatics related events calendar. In addition to posting the numerous events that GANS hosts every month, we have also included other geomatics related events in Atlantic Canada that we think may be of possible interest to the geospatial community. 

If you know of any events that we have not included below, then feel free to share that info with us and we will include it in the GANS geomatics related events calendar.

You can also switch the calendar view below into a list of events, if you prefer to view them that way (using links below).


    • 03 Apr 2020

    The FME World Tour is coming to Halifax for the very first time!

    FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial data worldwide, and the annual World Tour is our way to bring the local user community together for the latest updates on FME as well as networking time with local data professionals.


    Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

    1919 Upper Water St

    Halifax, NS

    B3J 3J5


    Friday, April 3rd from 8:30am to ~3:00pm

    Tickets are $25 and include breakfast, lunch and snacks!

    Learn more about FME, and register for the event HERE

    • 25 May 2020
    • 29 May 2020
    • University of Victoria, BC

    The 70th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers will take place at the University of Victoria, May 25-29, 2020, in conjunction with the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) and the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA). The theme, “Resilience on a Dynamic Planet,” will bring together both physical and human geographers from across the country and beyond.

    Register & find more information here.

    • 26 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


    Come learn about how and why buildings and infrastructure are being modelled in 3D, and how virtual models are aiding data analysis and systems monitoring to impact decision making!


    GANS is hosting an all-day professional development seminar on 'Digital Twins Technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM)'!

    The GANS Professional Development Days provide all community members with an opportunity to network and hear the experiences of specialists within a unique geospatial field. Each Professional Development Day Event will focus on a new field or area for each, to showcase the overall impact of the geomatics sector on every function in our economy and society.


    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:30pm


    Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road, Halifax (Room 301)


    Attendance costs $75 or $60 for GANS members. Please note that in an attempt to keep the registration fee as low as possible, lunch will not be provided (though there are many terrific pubs and eateries within easy walking distance of the library!).

    Act fast - space is limited!

    For more information, feel free to contact us by email at [email protected]


    Interested in speaking? Do you have experience with digital twins technology or building information modelling in your work? Get in touch with us! If we are still looking for presenters, we will invite you to attend the seminar event, free of charge for the entire day. Contact us for more information by emailing [email protected]



    Over 7 days before event date: full refund will be issued

    Between 7 and 2 days before event date: 50% refund will be issued

    Under 2 days: no refunds

    • 28 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM



    The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia  (GANS) would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting!

    • Open to all GANS members and the broader geospatial community!

    There are no fees for this event, however we ask that you please register to save your seat.

    During the AGM we will have a presentation on ... (TBD)

    More details on this event will be added here once available.

    GANS Award Nominations: 

    This special recognition is awarded to an individual or an organization for making a significant mark in the geomatics sector. Every year, one recipient will be presented with the honour during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which takes place each spring. Nominations for the Award are now open, and they will close on March 31st

    Click here for more information on the Award, including the Nomination Form.

    Board Nominations:

    We are accepting nominations for board positions, and the new board for 2020-21 will be decided at the AGM event.

    Email your nominations to [email protected]!

    Get "on board" with the new GANS - here's what we're all about:

    Call for Volunteers!

    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 24 Jun 2020

    Following the success of our inaugural event, Canada’s National Geospatial conference is back for 2020.  Situated in Ottawa, our nation's capital, the Canadian geomatics sector will gather from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th June for three days of knowledge, collaboration and sharing.

    We hope that you will join us in 2020 as we have expanded every aspect of the conference. This means more opportunities for speakers, workshops, as we have doubled the size and scope of our trade show and exhibition.  We expect to attract 300-400 participants and 35-50 trade show exhibitors for our second year.

    Canada’s most exciting location technology event is raising the bar by adding these new features for 2020:

    • GoGeomatics "Networking Social" boat tour on Ottawa River
    • GeoIgnite YouTube Channel for our talks
    • An expanded workshop program 
    • Doubling of the exhibition and trade show 
    • A series of unique summits and forums in addition to our core content
    • An executive dinner
    • Business start-up program and lounge area 
    • Media Wall with prime messaging from our speakers, partners, sponsors and exhibitors

    Find more information & register here

    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 29 Aug 2020

    The internationally acclaimed “Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial” (FOSS4G) conference is OSGeo’s annual global conference held in a different city each year since 2004. The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. Regularly attracting over 1,000 attendees, FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation.

    Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and networking, participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols. FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries.

    All information can be found here

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