With NORTH51 one week away, Jonathan Neufeld, CEO at TECTERRA, is hopeful about the discussions that will be taking place.
“What we want from this conference is to bring together thought leaders and technology-oriented people to talk about the breakthroughs in technology development here in Alberta, and across Canada. The idea being to share, explore, and examine,” said Neufeld.
As the geomatics sector in Canada continues to grow, it is important to consider how this industry will impact our economy and other industries. The use of geospatial data can be beneficial for government bodies, farmers, delivery services, insurance agencies, etc.
“Certainly an expansion of the industry is a long term positive for the Canadian economy. Information and data is the new oil, and I believe that Canada definitely has an opportunity to lead the way here,” said Stanford Hsu, Director of Transformation at Campbell Scientific.
TECTERRA is pleased to announce that recent recognition of the geospatial industry in Canada has resulted in the launch of their new conference, NORTH51. NORTH51 will serve as the gathering place for the most innovative minds in geospatial technology. The event takes place on February 8th through 9th at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB.
Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCAN) latest study on the Canadian geospatial industry presents a promising snapshot of the impact the sector has on the country’s economy, including that the sector is generating approximately 19,000 jobs and contributing $2.3 Billion dollars to the economy.
The application of geospatial information (GI) affects more than just the geomatics sector, according to Dr. Cassidy Rankine, Chief Technology Officer with Skymatics.
“Who doesn’t use geospatial information? Even people that aren’t deeply connected online are still using geospatial information on a daily basis,” said Rankine.
NRCAN’s latest study on the Canadian geospatial industry has a great snapshot on the impact the sector has on the country’s economy. Some stats of note include:
With an impact like this, it is important that Canada’s geospatial industry continues to grow and be nurtured. At TECTERRA we have made it our mission to do this, and it is from this goal that the idea for the inaugural NORTH51 conference was born.