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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Nanosatellite Validates Aircraft Tracking, Prepares for Deorbit Demo

The CanX-7 nanosatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies validated real-time detection and tracking of aircraft by a satellite in low-Earth orbit. The next mission phase will begin in early May 2017 with deployment of drag sails developed by SFL to accelerate the deorbiting of small

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Canada Releases Report Detailing Economic Contributions of Geomatics Sector

The Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study Summary Report provides highlights and key results from two major bodies of work carried out by Hickling Arthurs Low Corporation on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  This research represents the most comprehensive assessment of geomatics and geospatial information in Canada to date. Geospatial information (GI) identifies

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Nature Conservancy of Canada and TD Forests Help Protect Forests for Species at Risk

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2014—Endangered Canada lynx, endangered mainland Nova Scotia moose, wood turtles and other at risk species are being supported through five new forest conservation projects. The sites, totalling 2,142 acres (867 hectares) of forest have been saved across Canada through a partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and TD Bank Group

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Esri Canada Launches GIS Centres of Excellence in Higher Education

Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its GIS Centres of Excellence initiative which is aimed at encouraging innovation in GIS research and promoting teaching excellence in spatial data management and analysis in higher education across Canada. Initially, there will be Centres at the University

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Does Canada Need Its Own Rockets to Launch Satellites?

For decades, Canadian space specialists have debated whether the country needs its own fleet of rockets so it can launch satellites without being beholden to other nations. As relations with Russia, one of the world’s top providers of such launchers, further deteriorates over Ukraine crisis, some are reviving that call. The Canadian government decided in

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Canada Struggles with Melting Permafrost as Climate Warms

Between 1950 and 2010, Canada’s average air temperature over land warmed about double the global average, or about 1.5 degrees Celsius. The country as a whole has become wetter, while sea levels on the country’s coasts rose about 21 centimeters between 1880 and 2012. The impacts are apparent in Canada’s north, the report says, where

Monday, June 16th, 2014

University of Victoria Wins Latest Canadian Satellite Design Challenge

The University of Victoria group built a small shoebox-sized satellite from scratch with contributions from sponsors and about $24,000 in university funding. A team of about 20 students worked on the final build and testing of the satellite, but they weren’t alone as it was a multi-year project so dozens of people put their hands

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Kîsik Aerial Survey First to Purchase UltraCam Eagle in Canada

Kîsik Aerial Survey Inc. has contracted with Vexcel Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary—Vexcel Imaging, GmbH—to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial camera system. Kîsik started in 2009 and has successfully built its aerial data acquisition business operating an UltraCamX. 

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Esri Canada Fall User Conferences Kick Off on September 18

The Esri Canada User Conferences, which are among the country’s most important annual events for the geospatial community, will start on Tuesday, September 18, in Regina, Saskatchewan. The conferences will be held in eight cities across Canada this fall and will continue through spring 2013. The events will focus on The Power of Where, which

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

LiDAR Services International Wins Major Electric Transmission LiDAR Survey for Manitoba Hydro

LiDAR Services International Inc., (LSI) announced award of a substantial LiDAR mapping contract from Manitoba Hydro in the Province of Manitoba, Canada.  The contract award pertains to the airborne LiDAR data collection on over 1800 linear km of existing transmission lines for vegetation management and thermal rating analysis.

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