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2018 Fall Learning Session & AGM - Alberta Geomatics Group

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2018 Fall Learning Session & AGM

Fall Learning Session and AGM on Tuesday, September 25th

Impressive Speakers, Learning Opportunities, Lunch, and Networking


Join us for another great opportunity to learn and network at this years Fall Learning Session and Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This event has always been popular with sell-out attendance each year. 

This event is open to the public. 

This year, we will start our day a little earlier to give our guests the opportunity to return to their busy work schedules after a terrific lunch and some networking.  The morning will consist of breakfast coffee and danishes, 3 presentations and a quick Annual General Meeting (AGM) for our members (all guests are welcome to remain seated for this portion of the event).  Following our AGM, we will all enjoy a delicious lunch. 

Our speaker line-up is shown below:


  • Heather Campbell from MNC - We are very pleased to have Heather Campbell of MNC present on the value of ESRI Storyboards.  With the development of Esri’s Story Maps, users can now combine authoritative, interactive maps with narrative text, image and multimedia content; all of which can be accessed from a single, sharable hyperlink!  Heather specializes in GIS data analysis, conversion and editing and is also adept at writing documentation, reporting and cartography. She has in-depth knowledge and experience with ArcGIS capabilities; including experience working with ArcGIS Online and Esri Story Maps. MNC provides clients with practical and innovative data collection, mapping and geomatics solutions. They pride themselves in creating well designed, strategically planned applications that help organizations run smoothly, more efficiently with solutions that resolve problems and reduce costs for their clients.

  • James Banting from SparkGeo - James will speak to Cloud Optimized GeoTiff, Spatial-Temporal Asset Catalog, and Analysis Ready Data to help you understand what they are and why geospatial professionals will want to be familiar with them.  James Banting works as a geospatial analyst with Sparkgeo, which is a geospatial analytics and consulting firm focused on providing geospatial expertise to a wide variety of Fortune 500 and technology companies.  He is an active member of the geospatial community and has presented at geospatial conferences both at home and abroad.

  • Tammy Smith from OGL - Tammy will provide an overview of the aerial survey industry with a Western Canadian perspective.  Over the past ~15 years, the aerial survey industry has become commoditized, and in the past ~5 years there has been a surge in the use of drones and satellite imagery.  This presentation will cover what these developments have meant for the industry, and how new emerging technologies are changing the industry.  Tammy is the CEO of OGL Engineering.  Her background includes technical, operations management & business development roles.  She is registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA and holds a B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from The University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering.

As mentioned, all our guests are welcome to stay for the AGM portion of the morning.  However, only our members will be involved with the intricacies of the AGM (voting, etc).  Our Annual General Meeting will surmise the past year's activities and exciting new initiatives for the upcoming year in support of the AGG mission.  Only 15 minutes will be required for the AGM.



Date:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time:  Doors open at 8:30 am for check-in and coffee.  Presentations begin at 9:00 am with AGM to follow.  Lunch will be served at 12 pm with lots of opportunity to network.

Location:  SAIT - MacDonald Hall (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary) (Note:  The Macdonald Hall is located in the Heritage Hall Bldg, labelled "A" on the linked map.)

Admission:  Registration will open Monday August 13th. 

  • Members:  $40.  For members of the AGG to receive the discounted admission rate for this event, please "sign in" through the AGG website - see the top right hand corner of this webpage.
  • Non-members:  $50.  Click on the green Register button below. 



Many thanks to SAIT for sponsoring the venue.  Also, a very special thanks to our guest presenters from MNC - Heather Campbell, SparkGeo - James Banting, and OGL Engineering - Tammy Smith.           


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