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Canada’s National Geomatics Expo

October 28-30, 2024 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Big Four Roadhouse in the BMO Centre

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Speaker Spotlight

Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski is a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD from the University of New Brunswick  and a BSc (Hons) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, both in Geology.

Dr. Osinski was the founding Director of the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western, is the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Lunar Research Network, and is the founder and Chair of the Planetary Sciences Division of the Geological Association of Canada. He also co-directs the Earth and Planetary Materials Analysis Laboratory at Western with Dr. Robert Linnen.

Dr. Osinski’s main focus is on understanding impact cratering as a planetary geological process, on the Earth, Moon and Mars. He has conducted fieldwork on 6 continents. Dr. Osinski has received numerous awards for this research, including the Barringer Medal of the Meteoritical Society (2021).

Dr. Osinski is also involved in several past and ongoing planetary exploration-related activities. From 2020 to 2022 he was the Principal Investigator (PI) for a Canadian Space Agency Concept Study to develop an Integrated Vision System. He is also a Co-I on the PanCam instrument on the European ExoMars mission to Mars and in November 2022 was named as PI of the Canadian Lunar Rover Mission – Canada’s first ever rover mission to the Moon. Dr. Osinski is involved in providing geology training to Canadian and US astronauts. He was also recently named to be part of the Geology Team for the Artemis III mission, the first mission to return to the Moon in over 50 years.

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Association Sponsors

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Media & Event Sponsors

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Expo Education Partners

Another strong factor inaugurating this event in Calgary is the city boasts two of the largest and most successful geomatics education programs in Canada. The University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering, Geomatics Engineering is one of only three Canadian schools at the university level offering this advanced and specialized education. The other program is the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Geomatics Engineering Technology, and the Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems.

The Expo is working closely with both schools to create opportunities for leadership, learning, and engagement for students, faculty, and partners by bringing a premier-level trade show to Calgary.

Statement of Support

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The Geomatics Engineering Students’ Society at the University of Calgary

The Geomatics Engineering Students’ Society at the University of Calgary strongly supports the GoGeomatics Expo in Calgary. As a student-run council, we work to support the learning experience for Geomatics Engineering students and we are confident that the GoGeomatics Expo provides a wonderful opportunity for our members to learn, share, and explore the world of geomatics. The University of Calgary Geomatics program is one of the strongest programs in Canada and the Geomatics Engineering Students’ Society is proud to participate in the Expo as it will provide opportunities for our members to gain leadership, learning, and engagement opportunities. Our students graduate with qualifications and skills to work in a broad range of roles, and an expo like this will open our eyes to different applications that we may have overlooked. We are excited for this opportunity to explore the innovative dynamic Geomatics Sector in North America.

The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering

The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering welcomes the Geomatics Expo 2023 to the heart of our city, a renowned hub for Geospatial Technologies. Location technologies such as sensors and IoT, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile robots, 3D imaging systems, remote sensing, satellite navigation, and AI for big geospatial data can help us map our planet and navigate the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world. Our students, researchers and academic staff are looking forward to being inspired by the latest developments and tools demonstrated at the inaugural tradeshow.   

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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Components of the geomatics industry have been taught at SAIT since 1918. One famous image of SAIT’s Heritage Hall has a land surveying class out front. SAIT’s Geomatics Engineering Technology program has morphed and developed into one of the largest programs in Canada today.  Bringing a world-class Geomatics Expo to Calgary spotlights the innovation and strength of our industry, in western Canada and beyond. The energy, resource, construction and legal industries (to name a few) use geomatics services and products. A locally held expo will provide those industries with networking opportunities while they experience the latest innovations and services available all in one location. The Expo also invigorates conversation about careers in geomatics and works to attract top talent to the industry. This event is an exceptional opportunity for prospective and current students, and industry to network and showcase geomatics.

SAIT Geomatic Engineering Technology Club (GNT)

SAITs Geomatics club supports the GoGeomatics Expo in Calgary. At SAIT we are always trying to broaden the horizons for the future of geomatics, and we believe that the opportunity to have a Geomatics Expo in Calgary is a fantastic chance to help show both students and public the world of Geomatics. We hope the event sheds light on the diverse nature of our studies to many other individuals as it already has to us. The Geomatics community has much to offer, and we hope that this event is the first of many to be held in Calgary.  The SAIT Geomatic Engineering Technology Club (GNT Club) is fully supportive of this event and wishes it all the best in terms of success.

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