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The Ontario Association of Remote Sensing (O.A.R.S) has, since 1972, served to educate, communicate, and facilitate on a wide variety of remote sensing and geomatics topics. The membership is composed of small business, industrial, and educational members providing for an insightful exchange of ideas.


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Events of Interest to Members

The following events may be of interest to members:



Geospatial Advancement Canada March 3-5, 2015. Ottawa, Ontario
Now in itís second year, Geospatial Advancement Canada is bringing together 200 senior-level geomatics experts representing all levels of government, defence and commercial industries to network and share best practices for making the most of geomatics for informed decision making and increased efficiency. The nationís premier geomatics experts will offer insights and solutions for the most pressing issues facing the community, from the unique requirements of the North to keeping up with rapidly expanding technology to ensure spatial datasets are accurate and easily shareable. Top themes to be covered include
  • Gaining cross-organizational buy-in
  • Remote sensing capabilities from UAVs to LiDAR to earth observing satellites
  • Data visualizations and 3D modelling capabilities
  • Web mapping and mobile geomatics
  • Asset and facilities management
  • Data sharing and open data opportunities and challenges

Speakers include practitioners from federal, provincial and municipal Governments, National Defence and Industry.
OARS members can get a 10% discount on registration fee. To find out more information or to register, contact Ellen Rapoport on (416) 597-4711 or ellen.rapoport@wbresearch.com

When: October 6, 2014 -October 8, 2014
Where: Venue TBA, , Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa GoGeomatics Social October 29, 2014 6:00 pm - Ottawa, Ontario
The Ottawa GoGeomatics Group meets each month to talk about jobs and business opportunities in Ottawa. As well we all just love to talk surveying, GIS and remote sensing. It's a informal get together where we have a pint and and network. Let us know you're attending on our Ottawa Meetup Group!
When: October 29, 2014 6:00 pm
Where: James Street Pub, 390 Bank Street, Ottawa, Canada


Toronto GoGeomatics Social October 24, 2014 7:00 pm - Toronto, Ontario
Join GoGeomatics Canada for our Monthly Social! You will meet professionals, entrepreneurs, professors, recruiters, and students at this event. We love to talk GIS, remote sensing, and surveying.Socials are always fun and free. So stop by for a pint and a chat. Feel free to bring friends and colleagues
When: October 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Where: Fox and Fiddle Pub, 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada

Niagara GoGeomatics Social October 25, 2014 6:30 pm - St. Catharines, Ontario
Join GoGeomatics Canada for our Monthly Social! You will meet professionals, entrepreneurs, professors, recruiters, and students at this event. We love to talk GIS, remote sensing, and surveying.Socials are always fun and free. So stop by for a pint and a chat. Feel free to bring friends and colleagues
When: October 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Where: Fresco's Restaurant and Bar, 100 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines, Canada

CRESS Planetary Science Distinguished Seminar Series, York University
The 2nd annual CRESS Planetary Science Seminar Series continues with Dr. Francois Forget, Senior Scientist LMD, Early Mars Atmospheric Modeler, December 9, 2014, 3:30 pm in Life Science Building rm 106.
When: December 9, 2014 3:30 pm
Where: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Canada

AGU Fall Meeting San Francisco, CA. December 15-19, 2014
With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. With more than 1100 sessions, the AGU Fall Meetingís scientific program spans the Earth and space sciences, offering something for everyone no matter their scientific discipline. The meeting offers a unique mix of more than 2300 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, over 50 formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibit hall packed with over 400 exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services that could help scientists and researchers streamline their work
When: December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014
Where: Moscone Center, 800 Howard Street, San Francisco, USA


News of Interest to Members

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Digitalglobe Webinars

Digitalglobe provides webinars that may be of interest, visit their website here.

York University to celebrate innovative research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

York University in Toronto will be hosting a series of research celebrations over the next few months to showcase and recognize innovative research underway in each of York's Faculties

For more details see article here


University of Toronto, Centre for Environment Seminars and Events

For more information about events at U of T that my be of interest to members please follow the links below

Climate
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Memorial Lectures
Environment Seminar Series

CASI Toronto Branch - Technical Meetings & Events

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