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    • December 07, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    Visualizing Urban Density

    York Region Planning is leveraging the 3D modelling technologies and dynamic geospatial platforms to better understand how densities look and feel around Major Transit Station Areas, other transit nodes and in new communities being planned. This presentation will discuss the impetus for visualizing densities at York Region, how best to communicate the look and feel of density targets through different platforms, discuss projects that visualize hypothetical Major Transit Station Areas and actual Centres and Corridors in the Region, and share visualizations created to date


    Jeff Hignett, Senior Planner – Centres, Corridors, and Subways, Regional Municipality of York

    Interested in offering a Webinar? Contact John for details

    • December 14, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual (GOTOMeeting)

    BeSpatial YPN December Virtual Social

    Welcome to the December Virtual Social – Ask me anything!

    The December Social is for students, new grads and young professional BeSpatial members. 

    This event will be a Q & A with:

             Hanna Sjostrom; GIS Application Analyst at the Town of Milton (5 years in the geospatial industry)

            Jeff Norris; Senior Enterprise Support Specialist - Rolta Canada (4 years in the geospatial industry)

            and Susan Muleme Kasumba; Business Development Manager - Airborne Imaging  (22 years in the geospatial industry).

    Relax, pour yourself a cold one or a cup of tea and join in the conversation!

    Host: Brooke Hickmott - Chair, BeSpatial YPN Committee


    Susan Muleme Kasumba - Business Development Manager - Airborne Imaging 

    Susan Muleme Kasumba has been working in geospatial since graduating from the Cartographic Technologist Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in 1998. Her career has taken her from GIS Software at Avenza, to cartographic map production at Western University, and even photogrammetric map production at two British Columbia based companies. Susan is currently a Business Development Manager at Airborne Imaging, Canada’s largest airborne LiDAR provider. She is also the current President of BeSpatial / urisa Ontario.

    Hanna Sjostrom - GIS Application Analyst

    Hanna Sjostrom is a GIS Application Analyst with the Town of Milton. She discovered her love for GIS while pursuing an environmental studies degree at McMaster University and then went on to get a Graduate Degree from Fleming College. At the Town of Milton Hanna works on designing, implementing and maintaining the GIS architecture.

    Jeff Norris - Senior Enterprise Support Specialist

    Jeff Norris was introduced to GIS at Mohawk College in 2011 when pursuing Urban Planning. Following that he attended Fleming College’s GIS Program where he specialized in Web GIS. He is currently a Senior Enterprise Support Specialist at Rolta Canada where he specializes in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting their OnPoint software.

    • December 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    BeSpatial Northern Webinar -  Alternative Data Collection and Surveillance using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are not a new technology, however the application of this technology across all industries has become wildly popular  in recent years . From real estate, to marketing, to public safety, research and engineering ,  users of RPAS technology have been harnessing the technology and meeting the demand for the products. 

     The crew with Algoma Drone Solutions Ltd has an appreciation for RPAS and associated technology and have witnessed its immense benefits by leveraging it for a variety of initiatives including, but not limited to; 

    • Municipal & First Nation Mapping and Data development
    • Emergency Management Data Collection (Flooding, Fire, Leaks & Spills)
    • Inspection & Investigation
    • Surveying and Volume Calculation
    • Cinematic videography for Charity and Community events 

    This application and knowledge of the RPAS industry has afforded the opportunity to develop solutions to exceed the expectations of clients by offering significant savings through RPAS efficiencies.

    This presentation will highlight some of the examples of drone use listed above.

     Presenter: Danika Montgomery

    Speaker Profile:

    Danika is the Chief Operating Officer of Digital Operations – meaning she does all the post flight data processing! Danika’s role with Algoma Drone Solutions Ltd. is to take the data collected during the flights, process it, and turn it into a desirable product for the clients. A GIS Technician by trade, Danika has over 8 years’ experience in the Geographic Information Systems realm, including photogrammetry and data analysis. Danika started working with RPAS’ and related technology in 2018 when she joined the RPAS Operations team for a Government agency. That role lead to her currently working for the Ontario Provincial Police Forensic Identification Services in a Technical and Administrative Role utilizing her remote sensing skills to support crime scene 3D scanning and reconstruction. The ADS Ltd. gig for Danika and her business partners, is a part time passion project. She and her partners saw a major gap in the RPAS industry in the North, so they joined up with their individual skills and expertise and created the powerhouse team that is Algoma Drone Solutions.

    Interested in offering a Webinar? Contact John for details

    • May 04, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • May 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual


    When: May 4 & 5, 2021 8:30 AM, EDT until 1:00 PM

    Note: This is a 1 full virtual event being offered over two 4 hour days 

    Where: Virtual

    The Geospatial and Information Community's  Annual Program, AGM,  Executive Forum and Expo 

    BeSpatial'21: Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals.

    Click here: Program Highlights

    Note: Please register separately for workshops once they have been announced.

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Past events

October 20, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar: NextGen 9-1-1 and GIS
October 14, 2020 BeSpatial Northern Region Webinar: Spatial Data to Drive Value Chain Development: Economic Fibre Supply Model Case Study
September 23, 2020 BeSpatial: A Special Virtual Program Event with AGM meeting
September 21, 2020 BeSpatial Young Professional Network Fall Social
August 25, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar: Enabling better interoperability with road condition reporting
June 23, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar: Taking the Plunge into Open Source GIS
June 03, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar: Clarity from Chaos: Maps and Apps that Drive Decisions
May 12, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar - Preparing and Validating your data for Next Gen 9-1-1 standards using FME
May 05, 2020 BeSpatial: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
April 23, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar - Enforcing Cannabis Ordinance Using Satellite Imagery
February 26, 2020 Esri Canada GIS Partner's Session for BeSpatial's Western Region
February 20, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar - Mobile LiDAR Surveying For Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management Applications
December 04, 2019 BeSpatial Webinar - Peer Success Stories: Unlocking the Secrets of Maturity-Driven Strategy
October 29, 2019 Utilities and Municipal Assets
October 22, 2019 BeSpatial Webinar: It’s All About the Data – York Region’s Analytics Journey
September 25, 2019 BeSpatial Webinar: The Next Generation of Growth Forecasts: A Data Science Approach
May 02, 2019 FME Workshop - server technology - PM session
May 02, 2019 Intro to FME Workshop - AM session
May 02, 2019 BeSmart _Executive Forum!
May 01, 2019 BeSpatial'19 - Day 1 or 2 Full Days!
February 20, 2019 BeHealthy Event
February 14, 2019 BeEmployed Webinar
December 06, 2018 LiDAR 301 - How do I do it? Software Applications
September 18, 2018 LiDAR for Dummies Webinar: Published LiDAR Specifications and How To Use Them
June 28, 2018 Implementation of an Enterprise-wide Common Street Address Database
May 03, 2018 Preparing your Data for Smart Cities using FME 2018
May 01, 2018 LiDAR 201 - Applications of LiDAR Data
April 25, 2018 Northern Ontario GIS Users Event
November 08, 2017 Learn What I Learned
September 22, 2017 22nd Annual Geodetic Picnic
September 22, 2017 2017 Open and Smart Communities Forum
September 19, 2017 Back to School - LiDAR 101
May 04, 2017 FME and Asset Management Workshop
May 03, 2017 BeSpatial 2017
October 31, 2016 GIS-Pro 2016
May 05, 2016 BIM Workshop by Consortech
May 04, 2016 BeSpatial 2016
April 28, 2016 Peterborough Leverages Ecopia's Visual Recognition Solution for HQ Property Vector Map
April 14, 2016 Introduction to sUAS
October 20, 2015 Asset Management

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