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Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Nokia Is First to Market 2011 Canada Census Data

Nokia today announced at the USGIF Technology Days event that its Location & Commerce business is the first to launch 2011 Canada Census data in its Census Boundaries product. This data will provide geographic information systems (GIS) and geo-marketers access to a deeper level of census data for market analysis. The 2011 Canada Census data

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Russian Satellite Locates Crashed Canadian Chopper

Canada has thanked Russia for helping it find a crashed helicopter which went down in the Canadian Rockies in an incident in March. The crew was safely evacuated from the site. The wreckage was located by Russia’s GLONASS-K satellite, equipped with the Cospas-Sarsat search and rescue technology. Launched in February 2011, it forms part of

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Interactive Map: Major Forest Fires Across Canada

Summer’s scorching heat has arrived in Canada, ushering in a new season of forest fires across the country.  After one of the driest winters Canada has encountered from coast to coast, heat hasn’t helped parts of northern Ontario, southeastern Manitoba and Northern Alberta where regions have already been ravaged by forest fires. David Phillips, a

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Canada’s Greatest Map Maker Died Almost Unacknowledged

More than anyone else, David Thompson put Canada on the map – literally. He is widely acknowledged as the greatest surveyor and map-maker this country has ever known. But such acclaim was not always his. His death, early in 1857, merited just a line or two in the local newspapers. His body was committed to

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

In High Arctic, Canadian Military Tests Next-generation Surveillance Technology

Military divers have been preparing the way for research which will take place in Canada’s Arctic this summer. The $10 million experiment is being run by Defence Research and Development Canada, the research arm of the Department of National Defence. It’s combining different technologies like sensors, cameras and radar into a complex surveillance system for

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