Events

Friday November 14, 2008
Start: 11/14/2008 9:00 am
End: 11/14/2008 4:00 pm

LOCATION: The location is at 3873 First Avenue, Smithers BC.
The Office of the Wet’suwet’en have kindly offered the use of their board room for the meeting.

DATE: Friday, November 14, 2008 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

AGENDA
Manifold “How To” Instructional Session - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
This session covers a basic introduction to Manifold. The session is very flexible and the
idea is to work through a small live project provided by one of the users. To help facilitate
this concept of ‘hands on learning’ please submit Manifold topics you would like to share or
present with the group. Topics for instruction are wide open and can range from analysis to
map layout. The session will be led by Johanna Pfalz.
Morning coffee break courtesy of Eclipse GIS

Lunch – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Informal Discussion and Presentations – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Show us what you have
been working on using Manifold GIS. Bring your cool maps and wicked analysis.
Afternoon coffee break courtesy of GeoBorealis Spatial Data Management

Please register and/or send submissions to Johanna Pfalz at Johanna.pfalz@telus.net or
to William Elliott at wfelliott@geoborealis.ca or contact us at 250.847.3822.

No computer technology is supplied, but you are encouraged to bring your laptop with an
active Manifold license.

Sponsored by GeoBorealis Spatial Data Management and Eclipse GIS

Monday November 17, 2008
Start: 11/17/2008 8:30 am
End: 11/17/2008 5:00 pm

WAURISA Announces its Fall 2008 Workshop

Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models

Monday, November 17, 2008 - Hilton Garden Inn - Issaquah, Washington

Workshop Details:

Even with decades of experience, effective design of a GIS database remains a combination of art and science. This workshop shows how you can build on your existing data and skills to take advantage of the latest generation of GIS tools and practices for database design. Exercises include developing use cases, conceptual and logical data models, and applying object-oriented design patterns for commonly used GIS database structures.

Specific topics to be covered include:

· The key phases in iterative database design Developing use cases

· Using database templates to build on your existing data sources Ten design patterns for GIS database structures and elements

· Ten steps to follow for conceptual, logical, and physical information modeling

· Understanding the relationships between your map layers and geographic database objects

Instructor: Douglas Adams, Systems Analyst, Baltimore County, Maryland

URISA Certified Workshop: Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models is a URISA Certified Workshop. URISA – The Association for Geospatial Professionals – developed the course content and certified our instructor. The URISA Workshop Development Committee ensures that topics are timely, content provides value, and instructors are subject matter experts and skilled educators. For more information about URISA Certified Workshops, see: http://urisa.org/workshops

GIS Certification Points: Those who complete the Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models workshop can earn 0.2 education points towards their GISCI Certification (see: http://www.gisci.org/ ).

Intended Audience: This material is intended for technical managers and designers of GIS databases and applications. Skilled database users will also benefit. No programming experience is required.

Lunch and Refreshments: Your registration includes lunch along with morning and afternoon break refreshments.

Workshop Location: The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah on November 17, 2008 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Registration Cost for November 17 Workshop: WAURISA Member Registration Rate: $125 (You are a current WAURISA member if you attended the 2008 Washington GIS Conference in Seattle) The WAURISA rate is also offered to all current URISA members.

For more information and to register for the Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models, see: http://www.waurisa.org/education.html

Wednesday November 19, 2008
Start: 11/19/2008 7:00 am

November 19th & 20th, 2008
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Vancouver, BC

Start: 11/19/2008 9:00 am

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics New Brunswick Branch, is very proud to be hosting the Geomatics Atlantic 2008 Conference. The conference will take place November 19th and 20th, 2008 at the Trade and Convention Centre, in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The theme of this year's conference is "Discovering the Way to a Sustainable Future". The conference program will include technical presentations, a map / poster gallery, a trade show and a social event.

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of GIS Day with us on November 19th and plan to attend the Canadian Institute of Geomatics’ National Annual General Meeting to be held November 20th, 2008, at the Geomatics Atlantic Conference.

Geomatics Atlantic 2008 will bring together academics, practitioners, vendors, and policy makers from Atlantic Canada’s Geomatics community in a relaxed, informative and productive two day event.

Please come join us this November at the Trade and Convention Centre in beautiful and historic Saint John, New Brunswick.

Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Carl Duivenvoorden, one of only two Atlantic Canadians tasked with spreading Al Gore’s message on climate change.

Theme: "Discovering the Way to a Sustainable Future"

Dates: November 19th & 20th, 2008

Locations: Trade and Convention Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick

Homepage: http://www.geomaticsatlantic.com/

Start: 11/19/2008 9:00 am
End: 11/19/2008 9:00 pm

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

Thursday November 20, 2008
Start: 11/19/2008 7:00 am
End: 11/20/2008 5:00 pm

November 19th & 20th, 2008
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Vancouver, BC

Start: 11/19/2008 9:00 am
End: 11/20/2008 5:00 am

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics New Brunswick Branch, is very proud to be hosting the Geomatics Atlantic 2008 Conference. The conference will take place November 19th and 20th, 2008 at the Trade and Convention Centre, in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The theme of this year's conference is "Discovering the Way to a Sustainable Future". The conference program will include technical presentations, a map / poster gallery, a trade show and a social event.

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of GIS Day with us on November 19th and plan to attend the Canadian Institute of Geomatics’ National Annual General Meeting to be held November 20th, 2008, at the Geomatics Atlantic Conference.

Geomatics Atlantic 2008 will bring together academics, practitioners, vendors, and policy makers from Atlantic Canada’s Geomatics community in a relaxed, informative and productive two day event.

Please come join us this November at the Trade and Convention Centre in beautiful and historic Saint John, New Brunswick.

Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Carl Duivenvoorden, one of only two Atlantic Canadians tasked with spreading Al Gore’s message on climate change.

Theme: "Discovering the Way to a Sustainable Future"

Dates: November 19th & 20th, 2008

Locations: Trade and Convention Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick

Homepage: http://www.geomaticsatlantic.com/

Wednesday November 26, 2008
Start: 11/26/2008 9:00 am

After the 1st edition of Geotunis2007 and taking into account the negotiations between the various scientific specialists from several countries, the role of the technology of Geographic Information Systems and Science annexes in the development and study of natural resources, impact of climate change and its relation with the principles of design and development and the progress of research in both fields promising, we took into consideration the suggestion of Dr. Lotfi El Moumni and Geotunis2008 topic for this year is:

"Natural resource management and study of the impact of climate change with geographic information systems, science and space technologies. "

Our Tunisian Association of Digital Geographic Information invites you researchers and specialists for participation with your research to the development of scientific knowledge in the field of Geomatics and geographic information systems.

 

Axe 1: geomatics technologies are appropriate in the exploration and management of natural resources?

• Remote GIS: A useful synergy.
• GPS and GIS for mobile mapping precision.
• Applicability of geographic information technology :

-- Agriculture.
-- Fisheries Management (trawling and impact on the fishery resources), and aquaculture.
-- Livestock and grazing.
-- Exploration of mines.

Principle 2: The water resources sustainability and / or carried on operations.

-- Collection, storage and management of rainwater and tributaries.
-- Optimization of implantation sites for construction of dams.
-- Process hydrological modeling and spatial
-- Sustainability of water resources in arid environments?

Principle 3: The arid between vulnerability and risk of desertification.

• Sensitivity of arid climate change.
• Preventing and combating desertification.
• Bio Diversity and balance of the ecosystems in arid environments.

Principle 4: The Physical Planning and Geographic Information Technologies :
a necessary complementarity.

• Geographic information and spatial / Regional.
• Planning tourism.
• Urban Planning.
• Planning Attorneys.

The 26 to 30 November 2008 in Tunis, Tunisia.

http://www.geotunis.org

Thursday November 27, 2008

After the 1st edition of Geotunis2007 and taking into account the negotiations between the various scientific specialists from several countries, the role of the technology of Geographic Information Systems and Science annexes in the development and study of natural resources, impact of climate change and its relation with the principles of design and development and the progress of research in both fields promising, we took into consideration the suggestion of Dr. Lotfi El Moumni and Geotunis2008 topic for this year is:

"Natural resource management and study of the impact of climate change with geographic information systems, science and space technologies. "

Our Tunisian Association of Digital Geographic Information invites you researchers and specialists for participation with your research to the development of scientific knowledge in the field of Geomatics and geographic information systems.

 

Axe 1: geomatics technologies are appropriate in the exploration and management of natural resources?

• Remote GIS: A useful synergy.
• GPS and GIS for mobile mapping precision.
• Applicability of geographic information technology :

-- Agriculture.
-- Fisheries Management (trawling and impact on the fishery resources), and aquaculture.
-- Livestock and grazing.
-- Exploration of mines.

Principle 2: The water resources sustainability and / or carried on operations.

-- Collection, storage and management of rainwater and tributaries.
-- Optimization of implantation sites for construction of dams.
-- Process hydrological modeling and spatial
-- Sustainability of water resources in arid environments?

Principle 3: The arid between vulnerability and risk of desertification.

• Sensitivity of arid climate change.
• Preventing and combating desertification.
• Bio Diversity and balance of the ecosystems in arid environments.

Principle 4: The Physical Planning and Geographic Information Technologies :
a necessary complementarity.

• Geographic information and spatial / Regional.
• Planning tourism.
• Urban Planning.
• Planning Attorneys.

The 26 to 30 November 2008 in Tunis, Tunisia.

http://www.geotunis.org

Friday November 28, 2008

After the 1st edition of Geotunis2007 and taking into account the negotiations between the various scientific specialists from several countries, the role of the technology of Geographic Information Systems and Science annexes in the development and study of natural resources, impact of climate change and its relation with the principles of design and development and the progress of research in both fields promising, we took into consideration the suggestion of Dr. Lotfi El Moumni and Geotunis2008 topic for this year is:

"Natural resource management and study of the impact of climate change with geographic information systems, science and space technologies. "

Our Tunisian Association of Digital Geographic Information invites you researchers and specialists for participation with your research to the development of scientific knowledge in the field of Geomatics and geographic information systems.

 

Axe 1: geomatics technologies are appropriate in the exploration and management of natural resources?

• Remote GIS: A useful synergy.
• GPS and GIS for mobile mapping precision.
• Applicability of geographic information technology :

-- Agriculture.
-- Fisheries Management (trawling and impact on the fishery resources), and aquaculture.
-- Livestock and grazing.
-- Exploration of mines.

Principle 2: The water resources sustainability and / or carried on operations.

-- Collection, storage and management of rainwater and tributaries.
-- Optimization of implantation sites for construction of dams.
-- Process hydrological modeling and spatial
-- Sustainability of water resources in arid environments?

Principle 3: The arid between vulnerability and risk of desertification.

• Sensitivity of arid climate change.
• Preventing and combating desertification.
• Bio Diversity and balance of the ecosystems in arid environments.

Principle 4: The Physical Planning and Geographic Information Technologies :
a necessary complementarity.

• Geographic information and spatial / Regional.
• Planning tourism.
• Urban Planning.
• Planning Attorneys.

The 26 to 30 November 2008 in Tunis, Tunisia.

http://www.geotunis.org

Saturday November 29, 2008

After the 1st edition of Geotunis2007 and taking into account the negotiations between the various scientific specialists from several countries, the role of the technology of Geographic Information Systems and Science annexes in the development and study of natural resources, impact of climate change and its relation with the principles of design and development and the progress of research in both fields promising, we took into consideration the suggestion of Dr. Lotfi El Moumni and Geotunis2008 topic for this year is:

"Natural resource management and study of the impact of climate change with geographic information systems, science and space technologies. "

Our Tunisian Association of Digital Geographic Information invites you researchers and specialists for participation with your research to the development of scientific knowledge in the field of Geomatics and geographic information systems.

 

Axe 1: geomatics technologies are appropriate in the exploration and management of natural resources?

• Remote GIS: A useful synergy.
• GPS and GIS for mobile mapping precision.
• Applicability of geographic information technology :

-- Agriculture.
-- Fisheries Management (trawling and impact on the fishery resources), and aquaculture.
-- Livestock and grazing.
-- Exploration of mines.

Principle 2: The water resources sustainability and / or carried on operations.

-- Collection, storage and management of rainwater and tributaries.
-- Optimization of implantation sites for construction of dams.
-- Process hydrological modeling and spatial
-- Sustainability of water resources in arid environments?

Principle 3: The arid between vulnerability and risk of desertification.

• Sensitivity of arid climate change.
• Preventing and combating desertification.
• Bio Diversity and balance of the ecosystems in arid environments.

Principle 4: The Physical Planning and Geographic Information Technologies :
a necessary complementarity.

• Geographic information and spatial / Regional.
• Planning tourism.
• Urban Planning.
• Planning Attorneys.

The 26 to 30 November 2008 in Tunis, Tunisia.

http://www.geotunis.org

Sunday November 30, 2008
Start: 11/26/2008 9:00 am
End: 11/30/2008 5:00 pm

After the 1st edition of Geotunis2007 and taking into account the negotiations between the various scientific specialists from several countries, the role of the technology of Geographic Information Systems and Science annexes in the development and study of natural resources, impact of climate change and its relation with the principles of design and development and the progress of research in both fields promising, we took into consideration the suggestion of Dr. Lotfi El Moumni and Geotunis2008 topic for this year is:

"Natural resource management and study of the impact of climate change with geographic information systems, science and space technologies. "

Our Tunisian Association of Digital Geographic Information invites you researchers and specialists for participation with your research to the development of scientific knowledge in the field of Geomatics and geographic information systems.

 

Axe 1: geomatics technologies are appropriate in the exploration and management of natural resources?

• Remote GIS: A useful synergy.
• GPS and GIS for mobile mapping precision.
• Applicability of geographic information technology :

-- Agriculture.
-- Fisheries Management (trawling and impact on the fishery resources), and aquaculture.
-- Livestock and grazing.
-- Exploration of mines.

Principle 2: The water resources sustainability and / or carried on operations.

-- Collection, storage and management of rainwater and tributaries.
-- Optimization of implantation sites for construction of dams.
-- Process hydrological modeling and spatial
-- Sustainability of water resources in arid environments?

Principle 3: The arid between vulnerability and risk of desertification.

• Sensitivity of arid climate change.
• Preventing and combating desertification.
• Bio Diversity and balance of the ecosystems in arid environments.

Principle 4: The Physical Planning and Geographic Information Technologies :
a necessary complementarity.

• Geographic information and spatial / Regional.
• Planning tourism.
• Urban Planning.
• Planning Attorneys.

The 26 to 30 November 2008 in Tunis, Tunisia.

http://www.geotunis.org

Monday December 01, 2008
Start: 12/01/2008 8:00 am
Welcome to BCPARF, a forum to facilitate and promote parks and protected areas research in British Columbia. We are a cooperative partnership between the research community, and provincial and federal governing agencies, hosted by the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. 
 
Tuesday December 02, 2008
Welcome to BCPARF, a forum to facilitate and promote parks and protected areas research in British Columbia. We are a cooperative partnership between the research community, and provincial and federal governing agencies, hosted by the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. 
 
Wednesday December 03, 2008
Start: 12/01/2008 8:00 am
End: 12/03/2008 5:00 pm
Welcome to BCPARF, a forum to facilitate and promote parks and protected areas research in British Columbia. We are a cooperative partnership between the research community, and provincial and federal governing agencies, hosted by the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. 
 
Thursday December 04, 2008
Start: 12/04/2008 5:00 am

Archiving in Digital Cartography and Geoinformation

- Preserving and Enabling Permanent Access to Cartographic Cultural Heritage -

This workshop is intended to discuss state-of-the-art of archiving and highlight the next steps in research and development as well as in administration issues. A plenary discussion session will collect expert advice for future activities in this field.

The workshop is organized by the German Cartographic Society, Berlin-Brandenburg Branch

and will be held at the Berlin State Archive

in cooperation with:

  • International Cartographic Association, Commission on Cartographic Cultural Heritage
  •  CODATA-German
  • GI/EMISA WG on Archiving

Please consider taking active part in this workshop.

Homepage: http://www.codata-germany.org/Archiving_2008/

Friday December 05, 2008
Start: 12/04/2008 5:00 am
End: 12/05/2008 5:00 pm

Archiving in Digital Cartography and Geoinformation

- Preserving and Enabling Permanent Access to Cartographic Cultural Heritage -

This workshop is intended to discuss state-of-the-art of archiving and highlight the next steps in research and development as well as in administration issues. A plenary discussion session will collect expert advice for future activities in this field.

The workshop is organized by the German Cartographic Society, Berlin-Brandenburg Branch

and will be held at the Berlin State Archive

in cooperation with:

  • International Cartographic Association, Commission on Cartographic Cultural Heritage
  •  CODATA-German
  • GI/EMISA WG on Archiving

Please consider taking active part in this workshop.

Homepage: http://www.codata-germany.org/Archiving_2008/

Monday January 05, 2009
Start: 01/05/2009 9:00 am

Place: University of Cuenca
Location: Cuenca, Ecuador

The Conference will work in amultidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectivesthrough which we can address the fundamental and related questions ofsustainability.

Tuesday January 06, 2009

Place: University of Cuenca
Location: Cuenca, Ecuador

The Conference will work in amultidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectivesthrough which we can address the fundamental and related questions ofsustainability.

Wednesday January 07, 2009
Start: 01/05/2009 9:00 am
End: 01/07/2009 6:00 pm

Place: University of Cuenca
Location: Cuenca, Ecuador

The Conference will work in amultidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectivesthrough which we can address the fundamental and related questions ofsustainability.

Thursday January 15, 2009
Start: 01/15/2009 7:00 pm
End: 01/15/2009 9:00 pm




Presented by the Native Plant Study Group

 

UVic's Dr. Nancy Turner speaks on the management and manipulation of native plant populations of the northwest. She'll present actual accounts and examples of indigenous transplanting practices and their impacts.

 

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2008 at 7pm. UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-116

Non-member drop-in fee: $2. More info: www.NPSG.ca

 

Media Contact: Valerie Elliott, Co-Chair, Native Plant Study Group,

Victoria BC

 

www.npsg.ca

Sunday February 01, 2009
Start: 02/01/2009 9:00 am

It is with great pleasure to invite indigenous peoples working in libraries and information management to come together again in Aotearoa New Zealand, for the Sixth International Indigenous Librarians' Forum at Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand to continue the vision initiated ten years ago at Waipapa Marae, Auckland.
Monday February 02, 2009

It is with great pleasure to invite indigenous peoples working in libraries and information management to come together again in Aotearoa New Zealand, for the Sixth International Indigenous Librarians' Forum at Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand to continue the vision initiated ten years ago at Waipapa Marae, Auckland.
Start: 02/02/2009 9:00 am

Join distinguished speakers and attendees from Russia, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and Korea to discuss critical wild Pacific salmon conservation issues. Rapidly changing climate, habitat and markets highlight the need for key scientific information and effective management practices from the Pacific Rim salmon nations. By Bringing the Future into Focus, the 2009 State of the Salmon Conference will provide a unique forum to explore how we move from conservation principles to action – today.

The conference will feature:

  • Presentations from throughout the North Pacific
  • A special reception at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Active dialogue facilitated among participants
  • Simultaneous interpretation to be provided in Russian, Japanese and English

http://www.stateofthesalmon.org/conference2009/newsletter/

Tuesday February 03, 2009

It is with great pleasure to invite indigenous peoples working in libraries and information management to come together again in Aotearoa New Zealand, for the Sixth International Indigenous Librarians' Forum at Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand to continue the vision initiated ten years ago at Waipapa Marae, Auckland.

Join distinguished speakers and attendees from Russia, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and Korea to discuss critical wild Pacific salmon conservation issues. Rapidly changing climate, habitat and markets highlight the need for key scientific information and effective management practices from the Pacific Rim salmon nations. By Bringing the Future into Focus, the 2009 State of the Salmon Conference will provide a unique forum to explore how we move from conservation principles to action – today.

The conference will feature:

  • Presentations from throughout the North Pacific
  • A special reception at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Active dialogue facilitated among participants
  • Simultaneous interpretation to be provided in Russian, Japanese and English

http://www.stateofthesalmon.org/conference2009/newsletter/

Wednesday February 04, 2009
Start: 02/01/2009 9:00 am
End: 02/04/2009 7:00 pm

It is with great pleasure to invite indigenous peoples working in libraries and information management to come together again in Aotearoa New Zealand, for the Sixth International Indigenous Librarians' Forum at Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand to continue the vision initiated ten years ago at Waipapa Marae, Auckland.

Join distinguished speakers and attendees from Russia, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and Korea to discuss critical wild Pacific salmon conservation issues. Rapidly changing climate, habitat and markets highlight the need for key scientific information and effective management practices from the Pacific Rim salmon nations. By Bringing the Future into Focus, the 2009 State of the Salmon Conference will provide a unique forum to explore how we move from conservation principles to action – today.

The conference will feature:

  • Presentations from throughout the North Pacific
  • A special reception at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Active dialogue facilitated among participants
  • Simultaneous interpretation to be provided in Russian, Japanese and English

http://www.stateofthesalmon.org/conference2009/newsletter/

Thursday February 05, 2009
Start: 02/02/2009 9:00 am
End: 02/05/2009 5:00 pm

Join distinguished speakers and attendees from Russia, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and Korea to discuss critical wild Pacific salmon conservation issues. Rapidly changing climate, habitat and markets highlight the need for key scientific information and effective management practices from the Pacific Rim salmon nations. By Bringing the Future into Focus, the 2009 State of the Salmon Conference will provide a unique forum to explore how we move from conservation principles to action – today.

The conference will feature:

  • Presentations from throughout the North Pacific
  • A special reception at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Active dialogue facilitated among participants
  • Simultaneous interpretation to be provided in Russian, Japanese and English

http://www.stateofthesalmon.org/conference2009/newsletter/

Sunday February 08, 2009
Start: 02/08/2009 8:00 am

You are invited to participate in the 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference,
February. 8-11, 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

Start: 02/08/2009 10:00 am

The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action

http://depts.washington.edu/uwconf/psgb/

The biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the Salish Sea region. The 2009 conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership and Environment Canada, will build upon the experience of previous conferences by connecting scientific research and management techniques to priorities for meaningful action. Mark your calendar for the 2009 conference in Seattle, Washington, and be sure not to miss this unprecedented opportunity!

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists
  • Policymakers
  • Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations
  • Resource managers
  • Business leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educators and students
  • Concerned citizens

The 2009 conference theme is The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action. Since 2003, the conference has moved from chronicling science research to exploring the science/policy interface. The 2009 conference theme captures this progression from sound science to informed action. Conference participants will have the opportunity to apply shared knowledge by developing priorities and a commitment to post-conference engagement.

Conference sub-themes include:

Air Quality & Climate Change

Ecosystem Management Strategies and Techniques

Habitat, Land Use, and Species

Marine & Freshwater Resources

Important Dates:

  • October 10, 2008 Abstract Submissions Due
  • November 10, 2008 Authors notified
  • November 13, 2008 Conference registration opens
  • January 9, 2009 Early registration forms and fees due
  • February 8-11, 2009 Conference

Conference objectives:

  • To promote a sense of place in the Salish Sea, irrespective of political borders
  • To INFORM participants about current scientific research and management techniques in the Salish Sea and to MOTIVATE participants to ENGAGE in needed research and actions
  • To foster collaboration and understanding between scientists and policy makers
  • To transfer knowledge about successes and challenges of ecosystem management activities
  • To identify priority research and management approaches and foster a commitment to action
Monday February 09, 2009

You are invited to participate in the 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference,
February. 8-11, 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action

http://depts.washington.edu/uwconf/psgb/

The biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the Salish Sea region. The 2009 conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership and Environment Canada, will build upon the experience of previous conferences by connecting scientific research and management techniques to priorities for meaningful action. Mark your calendar for the 2009 conference in Seattle, Washington, and be sure not to miss this unprecedented opportunity!

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists
  • Policymakers
  • Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations
  • Resource managers
  • Business leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educators and students
  • Concerned citizens

The 2009 conference theme is The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action. Since 2003, the conference has moved from chronicling science research to exploring the science/policy interface. The 2009 conference theme captures this progression from sound science to informed action. Conference participants will have the opportunity to apply shared knowledge by developing priorities and a commitment to post-conference engagement.

Conference sub-themes include:

Air Quality & Climate Change

Ecosystem Management Strategies and Techniques

Habitat, Land Use, and Species

Marine & Freshwater Resources

Important Dates:

  • October 10, 2008 Abstract Submissions Due
  • November 10, 2008 Authors notified
  • November 13, 2008 Conference registration opens
  • January 9, 2009 Early registration forms and fees due
  • February 8-11, 2009 Conference

Conference objectives:

  • To promote a sense of place in the Salish Sea, irrespective of political borders
  • To INFORM participants about current scientific research and management techniques in the Salish Sea and to MOTIVATE participants to ENGAGE in needed research and actions
  • To foster collaboration and understanding between scientists and policy makers
  • To transfer knowledge about successes and challenges of ecosystem management activities
  • To identify priority research and management approaches and foster a commitment to action
Start: 02/09/2009 11:00 am


Topics:
1. Education and training in geomatics.
2. Geodesy.
3. Digital cartography.
4. Remote sensing.
5. Geographical information systems.
6. Spatial data infrastructures.

Tuesday February 10, 2009

You are invited to participate in the 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference,
February. 8-11, 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action

http://depts.washington.edu/uwconf/psgb/

The biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the Salish Sea region. The 2009 conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership and Environment Canada, will build upon the experience of previous conferences by connecting scientific research and management techniques to priorities for meaningful action. Mark your calendar for the 2009 conference in Seattle, Washington, and be sure not to miss this unprecedented opportunity!

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists
  • Policymakers
  • Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations
  • Resource managers
  • Business leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educators and students
  • Concerned citizens

The 2009 conference theme is The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action. Since 2003, the conference has moved from chronicling science research to exploring the science/policy interface. The 2009 conference theme captures this progression from sound science to informed action. Conference participants will have the opportunity to apply shared knowledge by developing priorities and a commitment to post-conference engagement.

Conference sub-themes include:

Air Quality & Climate Change

Ecosystem Management Strategies and Techniques

Habitat, Land Use, and Species

Marine & Freshwater Resources

Important Dates:

  • October 10, 2008 Abstract Submissions Due
  • November 10, 2008 Authors notified
  • November 13, 2008 Conference registration opens
  • January 9, 2009 Early registration forms and fees due
  • February 8-11, 2009 Conference

Conference objectives:

  • To promote a sense of place in the Salish Sea, irrespective of political borders
  • To INFORM participants about current scientific research and management techniques in the Salish Sea and to MOTIVATE participants to ENGAGE in needed research and actions
  • To foster collaboration and understanding between scientists and policy makers
  • To transfer knowledge about successes and challenges of ecosystem management activities
  • To identify priority research and management approaches and foster a commitment to action


Topics:
1. Education and training in geomatics.
2. Geodesy.
3. Digital cartography.
4. Remote sensing.
5. Geographical information systems.
6. Spatial data infrastructures.

Start: 02/10/2009 7:00 am
GIS Development is pleased to announce the dates of second Map World Forum scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India. We will appreciate if you can post the press release on your website/ezine/publication and spread the word about the Global Congress where Geospatial Technologists will meet with experts from various other fields to deliberate on creating a Sustainable Planet Earth.
Start: 02/10/2009 10:00 am
End: 02/10/2009 12:00 pm




Registration is not required. This is a repeat of the web cast conducted in Nov. of 2008 for anyone who missed it.

Many tribes are grappling with large image holdings that are leveraged to support diverse GIS programs. With the recent renewal of the U.S. Department of Interior Enterprise License Agreement, the ArcGIS Server Image extension is now included in the software being made available to tribes via the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/National Geospatial Resource Center (NGRC).

Please join TJ Abbenhaus from the ESRI Olympia Office and David Gadsden from the ESRI federal team for a one-hour webinar on the ArcGIS Server Image extension. Learn firsthand how this technology could help solve your image management challenges.

Gain valuable information about the ArcGIS Server Image extension.

  • Find out about on-the-fly and on-demand image distribution and processing.
  • Hear how to quickly access and serve large quantities of file-based imagery.
  • Learn how you can maximize the value of your imagery by making it readily accessible without reprocessing and reloading it.
  • Explore better image visualization, reduced storage costs, and less data maintenance.

Webcast Details:

 

When: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 10:00 AM (PST)

Scheduled to Occur: Once

Duration: 1-2 hours (Depending on the discussion)

 

ESRI has invited you to attend an online meeting using Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

 

https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/esri/join?id=TBCS8Z&role=attend&pw=m.nR%25XT%295

 

Meeting time: Feb 10, 2009 10:00 AM (PST) 

 

Add to my Outlook Calendar:

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AUDIO INFORMATION

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FIRST-TIME USERS

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90703

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

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NOTICE: This meeting will not be recorded.

Questions?
Contact David Gadsden or call him at
360-754-4727, extension 1-8911.

Wednesday February 11, 2009
Start: 02/08/2009 8:00 am
End: 02/11/2009 3:00 pm

You are invited to participate in the 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference,
February. 8-11, 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

Start: 02/08/2009 10:00 am
End: 02/11/2009 10:00 pm

The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action

http://depts.washington.edu/uwconf/psgb/

The biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the Salish Sea region. The 2009 conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership and Environment Canada, will build upon the experience of previous conferences by connecting scientific research and management techniques to priorities for meaningful action. Mark your calendar for the 2009 conference in Seattle, Washington, and be sure not to miss this unprecedented opportunity!

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists
  • Policymakers
  • Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations
  • Resource managers
  • Business leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educators and students
  • Concerned citizens

The 2009 conference theme is The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action. Since 2003, the conference has moved from chronicling science research to exploring the science/policy interface. The 2009 conference theme captures this progression from sound science to informed action. Conference participants will have the opportunity to apply shared knowledge by developing priorities and a commitment to post-conference engagement.

Conference sub-themes include:

Air Quality & Climate Change

Ecosystem Management Strategies and Techniques

Habitat, Land Use, and Species

Marine & Freshwater Resources

Important Dates:

  • October 10, 2008 Abstract Submissions Due
  • November 10, 2008 Authors notified
  • November 13, 2008 Conference registration opens
  • January 9, 2009 Early registration forms and fees due
  • February 8-11, 2009 Conference

Conference objectives:

  • To promote a sense of place in the Salish Sea, irrespective of political borders
  • To INFORM participants about current scientific research and management techniques in the Salish Sea and to MOTIVATE participants to ENGAGE in needed research and actions
  • To foster collaboration and understanding between scientists and policy makers
  • To transfer knowledge about successes and challenges of ecosystem management activities
  • To identify priority research and management approaches and foster a commitment to action


Topics:
1. Education and training in geomatics.
2. Geodesy.
3. Digital cartography.
4. Remote sensing.
5. Geographical information systems.
6. Spatial data infrastructures.

GIS Development is pleased to announce the dates of second Map World Forum scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India. We will appreciate if you can post the press release on your website/ezine/publication and spread the word about the Global Congress where Geospatial Technologists will meet with experts from various other fields to deliberate on creating a Sustainable Planet Earth.
Thursday February 12, 2009


Topics:
1. Education and training in geomatics.
2. Geodesy.
3. Digital cartography.
4. Remote sensing.
5. Geographical information systems.
6. Spatial data infrastructures.

GIS Development is pleased to announce the dates of second Map World Forum scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India. We will appreciate if you can post the press release on your website/ezine/publication and spread the word about the Global Congress where Geospatial Technologists will meet with experts from various other fields to deliberate on creating a Sustainable Planet Earth.
Friday February 13, 2009
Start: 02/09/2009 11:00 am
End: 02/13/2009 11:00 am


Topics:
1. Education and training in geomatics.
2. Geodesy.
3. Digital cartography.
4. Remote sensing.
5. Geographical information systems.
6. Spatial data infrastructures.

Start: 02/10/2009 7:00 am
End: 02/13/2009 7:00 pm
GIS Development is pleased to announce the dates of second Map World Forum scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India. We will appreciate if you can post the press release on your website/ezine/publication and spread the word about the Global Congress where Geospatial Technologists will meet with experts from various other fields to deliberate on creating a Sustainable Planet Earth.
Monday February 16, 2009
Start: 02/16/2009 10:00 am

http://www.atnitribes.org/

Host Tribe:  Tulalip Tribes

Tuesday February 17, 2009
Wednesday February 18, 2009
Thursday February 19, 2009
Start: 02/16/2009 10:00 am
End: 02/19/2009 5:00 pm

http://www.atnitribes.org/

Host Tribe:  Tulalip Tribes

Start: 02/19/2009 10:00 am

Registration is now open for the First Nations Technology Council's 5th Annual Conference at www.ictsummit.ca.

There is an early bird registration fee of $125 plus $75 for the First Nations Pre-Conference day (Feb. 19), which focuses on land, marine, resource and environmental health information management, including going forward to build the First Nations Shared Information Service, as well as an E-Health update. Please note: If FNTC is successful in securing more Conference funding, the registration fee will be refunded, together with any travel subsidies that are approved once your travel claim is reimbursed.

Our keynote speakers – Grand Chief Ed John and John McKnight from Northwestern University - will discuss how technology can support building strong communities, and how learning to do community asset mapping can identify resources you never realized exist in communities. Be part of building the $5m First Nations ICT Capacity Plan – capacity being defined as computer user skills, technician training and technical support.

Learn how to market your local goods to international markets; how you can become a rap or a rock star, or how to become a film producer.

Learn basic Records Management skills to help manage a resource that is as important as your human, financial or natural resources.

Learn how other communities are building capacity in their Community Learning Centres. Find out how a Biodiversity project is discovering traditional technologies that are very relevant today.

These are just some of the sessions being offered. There are still a couple of open sessions so if you have a project you’d like to present at the Conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

Friday February 20, 2009

Registration is now open for the First Nations Technology Council's 5th Annual Conference at www.ictsummit.ca.

There is an early bird registration fee of $125 plus $75 for the First Nations Pre-Conference day (Feb. 19), which focuses on land, marine, resource and environmental health information management, including going forward to build the First Nations Shared Information Service, as well as an E-Health update. Please note: If FNTC is successful in securing more Conference funding, the registration fee will be refunded, together with any travel subsidies that are approved once your travel claim is reimbursed.

Our keynote speakers – Grand Chief Ed John and John McKnight from Northwestern University - will discuss how technology can support building strong communities, and how learning to do community asset mapping can identify resources you never realized exist in communities. Be part of building the $5m First Nations ICT Capacity Plan – capacity being defined as computer user skills, technician training and technical support.

Learn how to market your local goods to international markets; how you can become a rap or a rock star, or how to become a film producer.

Learn basic Records Management skills to help manage a resource that is as important as your human, financial or natural resources.

Learn how other communities are building capacity in their Community Learning Centres. Find out how a Biodiversity project is discovering traditional technologies that are very relevant today.

These are just some of the sessions being offered. There are still a couple of open sessions so if you have a project you’d like to present at the Conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

Start: 02/20/2009 9:00 am

Following on last year’s successful conference, we invite you and your students to submit abstracts and attend the second Conference of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada. Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together researchers of geo-spatial information who live and work in Canada. Those of you who attended last year know that we had strong representation of participatory GIS research and practice (not surprising, considering the committee's long involvement in participatory GIS and critical GIS) and we hope to do so once again.

Become part of a community that shares our research and exposes our students to new ways of thinking spatially and using geographic information. Our goals include:

  • Having our student present in front of a Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research audience (last year, 2/3 of presenters were students!).
  • Share the ongoing and emerging GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research in our community.
  • Build cohesion and synergy among GIS/Geomatics/geoweb researchers.
  • Discuss issues of importance to the Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb community.
  • Provide mentorship opportunities for students and junior scholars.

The conference will be held February 20-22, 2009, once again in Fernie, BC.

Deadline for submitting abstracts and registering for the conference:
October 3, 2008

More information, abstract submission, and registration can be found at http://rose.geog.mcgill.ca/ski.

We look forward to seeing you in Fernie!

Scott Bell, University of Saskatchewan
Renee Sieber, McGill University
Nadine Schuurman, Simon Fraser University

FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR’S ATTENDEES

“It is a start to building a Canadian GIS academic community…”

“Great for students”

“…it has started the foundations for a Canadian GIS community”

“The number of experts available for feedback on our research is VERY valuable”

“A great first step towards a community”

“Conference was VERY successful, well done!!”

“Build it and they will come”

“I thought the conference was brilliant”

“Well done, super job!”

“A good experience. The opportunity to be exposed to the types of research being done in Canada was great”

“DO IT AGAIN”

Saturday February 21, 2009

Registration is now open for the First Nations Technology Council's 5th Annual Conference at www.ictsummit.ca.

There is an early bird registration fee of $125 plus $75 for the First Nations Pre-Conference day (Feb. 19), which focuses on land, marine, resource and environmental health information management, including going forward to build the First Nations Shared Information Service, as well as an E-Health update. Please note: If FNTC is successful in securing more Conference funding, the registration fee will be refunded, together with any travel subsidies that are approved once your travel claim is reimbursed.

Our keynote speakers – Grand Chief Ed John and John McKnight from Northwestern University - will discuss how technology can support building strong communities, and how learning to do community asset mapping can identify resources you never realized exist in communities. Be part of building the $5m First Nations ICT Capacity Plan – capacity being defined as computer user skills, technician training and technical support.

Learn how to market your local goods to international markets; how you can become a rap or a rock star, or how to become a film producer.

Learn basic Records Management skills to help manage a resource that is as important as your human, financial or natural resources.

Learn how other communities are building capacity in their Community Learning Centres. Find out how a Biodiversity project is discovering traditional technologies that are very relevant today.

These are just some of the sessions being offered. There are still a couple of open sessions so if you have a project you’d like to present at the Conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

Following on last year’s successful conference, we invite you and your students to submit abstracts and attend the second Conference of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada. Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together researchers of geo-spatial information who live and work in Canada. Those of you who attended last year know that we had strong representation of participatory GIS research and practice (not surprising, considering the committee's long involvement in participatory GIS and critical GIS) and we hope to do so once again.

Become part of a community that shares our research and exposes our students to new ways of thinking spatially and using geographic information. Our goals include:

  • Having our student present in front of a Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research audience (last year, 2/3 of presenters were students!).
  • Share the ongoing and emerging GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research in our community.
  • Build cohesion and synergy among GIS/Geomatics/geoweb researchers.
  • Discuss issues of importance to the Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb community.
  • Provide mentorship opportunities for students and junior scholars.

The conference will be held February 20-22, 2009, once again in Fernie, BC.

Deadline for submitting abstracts and registering for the conference:
October 3, 2008

More information, abstract submission, and registration can be found at http://rose.geog.mcgill.ca/ski.

We look forward to seeing you in Fernie!

Scott Bell, University of Saskatchewan
Renee Sieber, McGill University
Nadine Schuurman, Simon Fraser University

FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR’S ATTENDEES

“It is a start to building a Canadian GIS academic community…”

“Great for students”

“…it has started the foundations for a Canadian GIS community”

“The number of experts available for feedback on our research is VERY valuable”

“A great first step towards a community”

“Conference was VERY successful, well done!!”

“Build it and they will come”

“I thought the conference was brilliant”

“Well done, super job!”

“A good experience. The opportunity to be exposed to the types of research being done in Canada was great”

“DO IT AGAIN”

Sunday February 22, 2009
Start: 02/19/2009 10:00 am
End: 02/22/2009 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the First Nations Technology Council's 5th Annual Conference at www.ictsummit.ca.

There is an early bird registration fee of $125 plus $75 for the First Nations Pre-Conference day (Feb. 19), which focuses on land, marine, resource and environmental health information management, including going forward to build the First Nations Shared Information Service, as well as an E-Health update. Please note: If FNTC is successful in securing more Conference funding, the registration fee will be refunded, together with any travel subsidies that are approved once your travel claim is reimbursed.

Our keynote speakers – Grand Chief Ed John and John McKnight from Northwestern University - will discuss how technology can support building strong communities, and how learning to do community asset mapping can identify resources you never realized exist in communities. Be part of building the $5m First Nations ICT Capacity Plan – capacity being defined as computer user skills, technician training and technical support.

Learn how to market your local goods to international markets; how you can become a rap or a rock star, or how to become a film producer.

Learn basic Records Management skills to help manage a resource that is as important as your human, financial or natural resources.

Learn how other communities are building capacity in their Community Learning Centres. Find out how a Biodiversity project is discovering traditional technologies that are very relevant today.

These are just some of the sessions being offered. There are still a couple of open sessions so if you have a project you’d like to present at the Conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

Start: 02/20/2009 9:00 am
End: 02/22/2009 5:00 pm

Following on last year’s successful conference, we invite you and your students to submit abstracts and attend the second Conference of Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada. Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together researchers of geo-spatial information who live and work in Canada. Those of you who attended last year know that we had strong representation of participatory GIS research and practice (not surprising, considering the committee's long involvement in participatory GIS and critical GIS) and we hope to do so once again.

Become part of a community that shares our research and exposes our students to new ways of thinking spatially and using geographic information. Our goals include:

  • Having our student present in front of a Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research audience (last year, 2/3 of presenters were students!).
  • Share the ongoing and emerging GIS/Geomatics/geoweb research in our community.
  • Build cohesion and synergy among GIS/Geomatics/geoweb researchers.
  • Discuss issues of importance to the Canadian GIS/Geomatics/geoweb community.
  • Provide mentorship opportunities for students and junior scholars.

The conference will be held February 20-22, 2009, once again in Fernie, BC.

Deadline for submitting abstracts and registering for the conference:
October 3, 2008

More information, abstract submission, and registration can be found at http://rose.geog.mcgill.ca/ski.

We look forward to seeing you in Fernie!

Scott Bell, University of Saskatchewan
Renee Sieber, McGill University
Nadine Schuurman, Simon Fraser University

FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR’S ATTENDEES

“It is a start to building a Canadian GIS academic community…”

“Great for students”

“…it has started the foundations for a Canadian GIS community”

“The number of experts available for feedback on our research is VERY valuable”

“A great first step towards a community”

“Conference was VERY successful, well done!!”

“Build it and they will come”

“I thought the conference was brilliant”

“Well done, super job!”

“A good experience. The opportunity to be exposed to the types of research being done in Canada was great”

“DO IT AGAIN”

Monday March 02, 2009
Start: 03/02/2009 8:00 am

From the ppgis listserve:

During the First week of March 2009 an International Conference captioned "Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: New Opportunities for Livelihoods and Wealth in Central and West Africa" will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Tuesday March 03, 2009

From the ppgis listserve:

During the First week of March 2009 an International Conference captioned "Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: New Opportunities for Livelihoods and Wealth in Central and West Africa" will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Wednesday March 04, 2009

From the ppgis listserve:

During the First week of March 2009 an International Conference captioned "Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: New Opportunities for Livelihoods and Wealth in Central and West Africa" will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Thursday March 05, 2009
Start: 03/02/2009 8:00 am
End: 03/05/2009 8:00 pm

From the ppgis listserve:

During the First week of March 2009 an International Conference captioned "Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: New Opportunities for Livelihoods and Wealth in Central and West Africa" will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.