Events

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.
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.

Sunday March 22, 2009
Start: 03/22/2009 9:00 am

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Monday March 23, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Tuesday March 24, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Start: 03/24/2009 9:00 am




7éme Édition
FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

 

 

Depuis 6 ans, ce forum offre des débats stimulants sur des sujets actuels qui touchent les communautés autochtones. Cette conférence d'Insight mettra en évidence trois grands thèmes d'actualités :

 

1) Les autochtones et les tribunaux 
 
2) L'autonomie gouvernementale : comment la financer ?
 
3) Commercialisation et développements des Ressources Naturelles - La voie vers l'autonomie économique ?
 
Ces thèmes permettront d'aborder des sujets importants tels que :

 

· Les enjeux autochtones avec le gouvernement québécois et canadiens - leurs répercussions sur l'avenir
· Les politiques autochtones sont-elles différentes selon la province où ils habitent?
· Quels sont les objectifs et conditions de la politique sur les revendications particulières?
· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome lève des impôts et taxes ? et si oui, quelle est l'étendue de ce pouvoir? (quelles taxes ? où ? sur qui ? comment ?)

· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome paie des impôts et taxes? et si non, dans quelles circonstances?
· Pourquoi négocier une entente de partenariat?
· Comment concilier les intérêts des autochtones et des développeurs
 
Nous avons mis sur pied cette année encore une conférence qui vous informera sur tous les enjeux actuels reliés à la communauté autochtone.

 

 

 

7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

DATE: Les 24 et 25 mars 2009

LOCATION: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, QC
MORE: Téléchargez la brochure ici et imprimez la fiche.
Présenté par Insight - 7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements
Rita Lwanga
Spécialiste en Marketing
416-777-2020 ext. 6117
Rita.Lwanga@incisivemedia.com

Wednesday March 25, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Start: 03/24/2009 9:00 am
End: 03/25/2009 5:00 pm




7éme Édition
FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

 

 

Depuis 6 ans, ce forum offre des débats stimulants sur des sujets actuels qui touchent les communautés autochtones. Cette conférence d'Insight mettra en évidence trois grands thèmes d'actualités :

 

1) Les autochtones et les tribunaux 
 
2) L'autonomie gouvernementale : comment la financer ?
 
3) Commercialisation et développements des Ressources Naturelles - La voie vers l'autonomie économique ?
 
Ces thèmes permettront d'aborder des sujets importants tels que :

 

· Les enjeux autochtones avec le gouvernement québécois et canadiens - leurs répercussions sur l'avenir
· Les politiques autochtones sont-elles différentes selon la province où ils habitent?
· Quels sont les objectifs et conditions de la politique sur les revendications particulières?
· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome lève des impôts et taxes ? et si oui, quelle est l'étendue de ce pouvoir? (quelles taxes ? où ? sur qui ? comment ?)

· Est-ce qu'un gouvernement autochtone autonome paie des impôts et taxes? et si non, dans quelles circonstances?
· Pourquoi négocier une entente de partenariat?
· Comment concilier les intérêts des autochtones et des développeurs
 
Nous avons mis sur pied cette année encore une conférence qui vous informera sur tous les enjeux actuels reliés à la communauté autochtone.

 

 

 

7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

DATE: Les 24 et 25 mars 2009

LOCATION: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, QC
MORE: Téléchargez la brochure ici et imprimez la fiche.
Présenté par Insight - 7ième Édition FORUM AUTOCHTONE

 

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements
Rita Lwanga
Spécialiste en Marketing
416-777-2020 ext. 6117
Rita.Lwanga@incisivemedia.com

Thursday March 26, 2009

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Friday March 27, 2009
Start: 03/22/2009 9:00 am
End: 03/27/2009 9:00 pm

Call for Papers

 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: Conservation Through Self-Determination

 

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 22-27, 2009

 

Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group, and appropriate regional specialty groups

 

Session(s) organized and chaired by Stan Stevens, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003

 

Contact: sstevens@geo.umass.edu

Deadline to contact session chair with abstract: October 9, 2008

Conference registration and abstract deadline:  October 16, 2008

 

Papers are invited for an AAG session on the interwoven politics and political ecologies of Indigenous rights and protected area-based conservation. 

 

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Indigenous Specialty Group has sponsored and organized such sessions at the AAG annual meetings.

 

These sessions provide a continuing venue at the AAG for discussion of conservation, difference, and social justice and for analyses of the diverse political ecologies created by the establishment of protected areas by Indigenous peoples, states, and NGOs in Indigenous peoples' territories.

 

Participants in this year's session are invited to join previous participants in contributing theoretical and case study chapters to an edited book.

 

Both theoretical and case study contributions are welcome.  

 

I am particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 

I.  New Paradigm Protected Areas. Establishment, operation, and effectiveness of inclusive, participatory, new paradigm protected areas.  These may include diverse types of protected areas in which Indigenous peoples' land use and participation in management is recognized. 

 

II. Critiques of Old Paradigm Protected Areas.  Analyses of coercively imposed exclusionary "wilderness" or Yellowstone-model protected areas and "fortress conservation" from the standpoints of violations of human/indigenous rights; displacement; loss of access to and/or management of natural resources, cultural resources, and cultural sites; accompanying changes in land/water use and management; and consequent ecological change.

 

III.  "Hand-backs," "Hand overs," and other Reconciliation and Restitution.  Case studies of redress, compensation, or restitution for past injustices against Indigenous peoples caused by the creation or management of protected areas.

 

IV.  False Representations of "Progressive" Protected Areas.  Analyses of protected areas which have inappropriately represented as participatory and community-based by states, intergovernmental agencies, or NGOs .

 

V.  Rights-Based Conservation.  Analyses of protected area governance and management in cases where this is explicitly based on recognition of constitutional, human, and/or Indigenous Rights.

 

Note on Protected Areas:  Under the term "protected areas" I include all forms of "conservation territories" managed or co-managed by states, communities, or private individuals and organizations.  Papers are welcome not only on inhabited national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife reserves and other forms of conservation areas which have been designated or recognized by states but also on all lands and waters which Indigenous peoples inhabit, use, and manage in ways which have conservation significance regardless of whether they have been formally declared protected areas by Indigenous peoples and other local communities or whether they have been recognized as protected areas by states or by international organizations.

Wednesday April 01, 2009
Start: 04/01/2009 7:00 am
End: 04/01/2009 7:00 pm




Crown Plaza Chateau Lacombe - Salon A
10111, rue Bellamy Hill
Edmonton (Alberta)

The Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) is hosting an Information Outreach Workshop to showcase the vital role that location-based or "geospatial" information - such as digital maps and satellite images - and technologies can play in enhancing public and private sector decision-making and in the management of policy, social, environmental and economic development issues. This workshop is made possible with financial support from GeoConnections, a national partnership program led by Natural Resource Canada. The workshop is facilitated in Vancouver with the assistance and support of the Integrated Cadastral Information Society (ICIS).

For more information, see: http://www.giac.ca/home.asp?lang=en

Friday April 03, 2009
Saturday April 04, 2009
Sunday April 05, 2009
Tuesday April 14, 2009
Start: 04/14/2009 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Environmental Assessments Involving First Nations Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the concepts of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), First Nations Environmental Philosophy, and methods to include Indigenous Knowledge in the environmental assessment (EA) process. Case study examples will be discussed.

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below (you must be logged in).

 

Wednesday April 15, 2009
Start: 04/14/2009 7:00 am
End: 04/15/2009 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Environmental Assessments Involving First Nations Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the concepts of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), First Nations Environmental Philosophy, and methods to include Indigenous Knowledge in the environmental assessment (EA) process. Case study examples will be discussed.

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below (you must be logged in).

 

Monday April 20, 2009
Start: 04/20/2009 9:00 am

http://www.indigenousclimate.org/
Dena’ina Center
Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Tuesday April 21, 2009
Wednesday April 22, 2009
Thursday April 23, 2009
Start: 04/23/2009 11:00 am

The conference gravitates around three levels of reflections: movement, participation and risk.
They are the subjects, we have just considered above and that play a crucial role in the
contemporary world processes. We propose a non–exhaustive list of issues and approaches about each one, in order to start a debate:
1. Movement Cartography - This issue deals with the necessity to think about the way of
representing movement using topological metrics. Far from considering the most obvious and
common (denotative according semiotics) meaning - i. e. moving things and people, movement is
the conceptual category to think about in order to identify innovative analytical instruments to grasp the deep nature of globalization. In fact, by recovering its deeper sense (connotative, according to semiotics again), movement is today perceived in its highest meaning: generating source, energy able to assume a multiplicity of configurations, which are not possible to turn to a static form but, rather, are only definable in their own dynamism. Therefore, phenomena in current times have not to be represented in their final state but they should be investigated in their changing in progress, that is also their own goal. Then, in current times of “generalized mobility”, which constitutes the crucial aspect of our society, it is urgent wondering: what is the most appropriate cartographic system to represent movement? In urban context, is it possible to overcome the range between Euclidian representation and urban mass, determined by co-presence and interaction of a large number of social operators? And, even, is it possible to think about a way of a cartographic representation, assuming the influence of Earth curvature on movement at the global scale without vanishing it by using projections?
2. Participatory Mapping – This issue concerns the research of instruments to activate the
dialogue and the participation between different actors, involved in territorial planning: we point out governance as the field of experimentation of participatory cartographic systems, since it constitutes the moment where a multiplicity of actors take part in discussion in order to find shared interests and positions, to be considered in decision making. We intend analyzing the role of participatory mapping in pointing out identity values of landscape, as a stake in negotiation process, but also the development and the diffusion of Geographic Information Technologies thanks to the interactive processes promoted by the web - such as Public and Participatory GIS, and the last generation of «WikiGIS». Both support the processes of collective thinking and decision making and they also are understandable by non-expert people, that can be involved. Then, the question is: what kind of information grant the participation and what kind of multimedia systems are able to activate the sharing of interests and, then, promote consensus in decision making process? And also, is participatory mapping able to build a dialogue between actors belonging to different cultural scenarios?
3. Cartography of risk - This context concerns decision support systems (DSS) in order to
communicate the risk and face emergency in crisis situations. At this regards, we are going to face the subject of including the map, inside these situations, playing the role of symbolic operator able to act in such a decision making, characterized by urgency and criticality. Starting from Luhmann’s proposal to distinguish between risk and danger and assuming the different role that decision has inside each one, it is possible to face the issue of cartographic communication in determining social perception and impress upon the time dimension of the event, i. e. preventing and managing the emergency. In order to prevent damages and, then, to face dangers and future situations of criticality, we need to investigate: the connection between decision and risk - which considerably depends on techniques of process control, the resources to be managed and the identification of errors. Concerning emergency, we need to assume the huge complexity of causal processes, which happen at the same time, thinking about not only the information to put on the map but also about the contexts created by different actors, and, even, about the prevention of the event evolution. In fact, the different aspects of emergency must be considered: the conditions which generated it, the actors involved, its impact and consequences, the possible actions able to manage it, negotiations, decision making, the revision process able to consider its dynamics. All these issues raise a multiplicity of questions: how can the map communicate prevention and, then, how can it impress upon the social dimension of risk? Which role can we give it inside DSS? How can we introduce the time factor and forecast variables created by emergency?

Organization structure:
Length: 2 days
Place: Bergamo (Italy)
Languages: English and Italian
Conference web site : www.unibg.it/geografia
Conference Secretary: Federica Burini: fburini@unibg.it; Alessandra Ghisalberti: aleghisa@unibg.it
Deadlines:
The scientific committee will grant the participation to a limited number of participant only, after a
careful selection, according to the following schedule:
February 15th – deadline for abstracts and a short CV for asking to participate in the conference;
February 25th – publication on the conference web site of the final list of participants in the three parallel workshops.
Auditors can follow the conference works by sending their subscription by mail to the conference secretary within March the 30th.
Aftermaths:
The scientific results of the conference, after a careful selection and a thematic re-assemblage, will be published on the on-line journals Espace-Temps and CODATA Journal.
Furthermore, these papers will be collected in the first volume of the collection “Autrement dit: le
discours cartographique” published by L’Harmattan Paris.

Friday April 24, 2009
Start: 04/20/2009 9:00 am
End: 04/24/2009 9:00 pm

http://www.indigenousclimate.org/
Dena’ina Center
Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Start: 04/23/2009 11:00 am
End: 04/24/2009 5:00 pm

The conference gravitates around three levels of reflections: movement, participation and risk.
They are the subjects, we have just considered above and that play a crucial role in the
contemporary world processes. We propose a non–exhaustive list of issues and approaches about each one, in order to start a debate:
1. Movement Cartography - This issue deals with the necessity to think about the way of
representing movement using topological metrics. Far from considering the most obvious and
common (denotative according semiotics) meaning - i. e. moving things and people, movement is
the conceptual category to think about in order to identify innovative analytical instruments to grasp the deep nature of globalization. In fact, by recovering its deeper sense (connotative, according to semiotics again), movement is today perceived in its highest meaning: generating source, energy able to assume a multiplicity of configurations, which are not possible to turn to a static form but, rather, are only definable in their own dynamism. Therefore, phenomena in current times have not to be represented in their final state but they should be investigated in their changing in progress, that is also their own goal. Then, in current times of “generalized mobility”, which constitutes the crucial aspect of our society, it is urgent wondering: what is the most appropriate cartographic system to represent movement? In urban context, is it possible to overcome the range between Euclidian representation and urban mass, determined by co-presence and interaction of a large number of social operators? And, even, is it possible to think about a way of a cartographic representation, assuming the influence of Earth curvature on movement at the global scale without vanishing it by using projections?
2. Participatory Mapping – This issue concerns the research of instruments to activate the
dialogue and the participation between different actors, involved in territorial planning: we point out governance as the field of experimentation of participatory cartographic systems, since it constitutes the moment where a multiplicity of actors take part in discussion in order to find shared interests and positions, to be considered in decision making. We intend analyzing the role of participatory mapping in pointing out identity values of landscape, as a stake in negotiation process, but also the development and the diffusion of Geographic Information Technologies thanks to the interactive processes promoted by the web - such as Public and Participatory GIS, and the last generation of «WikiGIS». Both support the processes of collective thinking and decision making and they also are understandable by non-expert people, that can be involved. Then, the question is: what kind of information grant the participation and what kind of multimedia systems are able to activate the sharing of interests and, then, promote consensus in decision making process? And also, is participatory mapping able to build a dialogue between actors belonging to different cultural scenarios?
3. Cartography of risk - This context concerns decision support systems (DSS) in order to
communicate the risk and face emergency in crisis situations. At this regards, we are going to face the subject of including the map, inside these situations, playing the role of symbolic operator able to act in such a decision making, characterized by urgency and criticality. Starting from Luhmann’s proposal to distinguish between risk and danger and assuming the different role that decision has inside each one, it is possible to face the issue of cartographic communication in determining social perception and impress upon the time dimension of the event, i. e. preventing and managing the emergency. In order to prevent damages and, then, to face dangers and future situations of criticality, we need to investigate: the connection between decision and risk - which considerably depends on techniques of process control, the resources to be managed and the identification of errors. Concerning emergency, we need to assume the huge complexity of causal processes, which happen at the same time, thinking about not only the information to put on the map but also about the contexts created by different actors, and, even, about the prevention of the event evolution. In fact, the different aspects of emergency must be considered: the conditions which generated it, the actors involved, its impact and consequences, the possible actions able to manage it, negotiations, decision making, the revision process able to consider its dynamics. All these issues raise a multiplicity of questions: how can the map communicate prevention and, then, how can it impress upon the social dimension of risk? Which role can we give it inside DSS? How can we introduce the time factor and forecast variables created by emergency?

Organization structure:
Length: 2 days
Place: Bergamo (Italy)
Languages: English and Italian
Conference web site : www.unibg.it/geografia
Conference Secretary: Federica Burini: fburini@unibg.it; Alessandra Ghisalberti: aleghisa@unibg.it
Deadlines:
The scientific committee will grant the participation to a limited number of participant only, after a
careful selection, according to the following schedule:
February 15th – deadline for abstracts and a short CV for asking to participate in the conference;
February 25th – publication on the conference web site of the final list of participants in the three parallel workshops.
Auditors can follow the conference works by sending their subscription by mail to the conference secretary within March the 30th.
Aftermaths:
The scientific results of the conference, after a careful selection and a thematic re-assemblage, will be published on the on-line journals Espace-Temps and CODATA Journal.
Furthermore, these papers will be collected in the first volume of the collection “Autrement dit: le
discours cartographique” published by L’Harmattan Paris.

Thursday April 30, 2009
Start: 04/30/2009 11:00 am




Friday May 01, 2009
Start: 04/30/2009 11:00 am
End: 05/01/2009 11:00 am




Monday May 04, 2009
Start: 05/04/2009 7:00 am





WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

Discounted Conference Hotels Now Available – See (scroll down):

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

For All the Latest Conference Information, see:

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

http://www.waurisa.org/thesummit/index.html

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 

Tuesday May 05, 2009





WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

Discounted Conference Hotels Now Available – See (scroll down):

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

For All the Latest Conference Information, see:

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

http://www.waurisa.org/thesummit/index.html

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 

Wednesday May 06, 2009
Start: 05/04/2009 7:00 am
End: 05/06/2009 9:00 pm





WAURISA, the Washington Chapter of URISA, announces the 2009 Washington GIS Conference

2009 Washington GIS Conference

GIS Every Where

Meydenbauer Center - Bellevue, May 4-6

Early Registration Is Still Open

Register Now and Save

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Four Half Day Workshops on Monday Announced:

WAURISA has arranged the following four half day workshops for you to choose from on Monday, May 4:

·     Introduction to Open Source GIS – A Practical Overview (Michael Gerlech, Karsten Vennemann, Aaron Racicot, & Dane Springmeyer)

·     Designing Great Web Maps (John Sharrard)

·     Creating Fast Web Mapping Applications with JavaScript (Scott Moore)

·     Cartography & Map Production (Jaime Crawford)

Cy Smith - 2009 keynote speaker!

Cy Smith is the GIS Coordinator for the State of Oregon.  He also serves as Past-President of NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council), Chair of COGO (The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations), and he just concluded a three year term on the UIRISA Board of Directors.

Cy’s Keynote address will focus on the roll of COGO, the new Administration in Washington D.C., and potential developments in Federal geospatial policy that could impact local agencies.

Tour of City of Bellevue GIS Operations

This tour will be limited to 25 people –register soon to take advantage of this opportunity!

Preliminary Paper Titles Announced

·     Open source web mapping: a non-developers perspective

·     Simple mobile solutions via smart technology: The implementation of Freeance at Pierce County

·     Enterprise GIS

·     GIS-Based Storm Water Inventories for NPDES Phase 2 – A Thurston County Example

·     Map Production

·     The Lone GIS Professional

·     GASB34 - Asset Management

·     A Proposed Municipal GIS Capability Maturity Model

·     Suitability Modeling Best Practices

·     It Can be Both – ESRI and Open Source, The Java Topology Suite in Action

·     How to use GPS and a digital camera to capture and embed the photographic attribute of a point feature with ArcPad 8

·     GIS Literacy – Who needs to Speak GIS?

·     Building a low budget Web GIS for the Obama Campaign using Mapserver, PostGIS and Openlayers

·     Planning as a Key to Enterprise GIS Success

·     Recipe for Excellent Specification Writing

·     A Middle-Tier MAF/Tiger Voter District Editing Tool

·     Oracle Fusion 11g and Maps: A review of recent State and County implementations

·     Sea Level Rise at Nuclear Power Plants in the

·     Equal Partners: GIS and Asset Management

·     Traffic Sign Data Collection and Retroreflectivity for the City of Mercer Island, WA

·     Using a Bluetooth-enabled Laser Rangefinder for Mobile Data Collection

·     Disaster Preparedness and GIS: Planning, Implementation and Analysis of the January 2009 Flooding in Snohomish County

Other Conference Highlights

·         Lunch & refreshments provided each day

·         Summit Award for Washington’s ‘GIS Person of the Year’

·         Map & Poster Contest with fabulous prizes

·         Tuesday Evening Cinco de Mayo Social in the Vendor Hall!

·         Educational session s on Tuesday and Wednesday

·         Convenient Sponsor Exhibit Hall with vendor booths and refreshments

·         Special Vendor Track on Tuesday & Wednesday

·         Student Paper Competition and Third Annual Dick Thomas Award

·         Networking opportunities galore!

Discounted Conference Hotels Now Available – See (scroll down):

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

For All the Latest Conference Information, see:

http://www.waurisa.org/conferences/2009_Conference_Index.html

Find out why WAURISA was named URISA’s 2006 Chapter of the Year!

The latest issue of The Summit is available now - see:

http://www.waurisa.org/thesummit/index.html

The Washington GIS Conference and The Summit are brought to you by WAURISA, the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. 

Monday May 18, 2009
Tuesday May 19, 2009