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MGUG Fall Conference 2014 - October 1, 2014

MGUG’s 2014 Fall Conference is scheduled for October 1, 2014 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. We are pleased to announce that TECTERRA have sponsored Dr. Joseph Berry as our keynote speaker for the conference.

MGUG is a group of geomatics professionals and interested individuals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for spatial data management, analysis and visualization. Formed to facilitate communication between people working in all areas of GIS, MGUG has a membership that exceeds 600.

Our 2014 Fall Conference builds on the success of past events with an anticipated audience of over 300 delegates from diverse backgrounds including private industry, consulting companies, universities, resource development companies, government, non-government agencies and others.

The MGUG Fall Conference provides a forum for provincial, national and international speakers to discuss a variety of topics related to GIS and geomatics and for vendors to promote their services at an Exhibitor Tradeshow.

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Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 8:30-4:30pm
Venue: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Address: 1808 Wellington Ave


Pre-conference evening Mixer/Ice-Breaker:

**On the day prior to the conference, MGUG will organize an informal evening pre-mixer reception in the lounge at the Victoria Inn Hotel. Please join us and come stand on the ‘Canada from Space’ giant floor map!

Pre-conference evening Mixer/Ice-Breaker is Tuesday, September 30th , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and situated within the Hotel Lounge


Joseph Berry

Joseph Berry is the principal of BASIS, consultants and software developers in GIS technology and serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in Geosciences at the University of Denver and an Adjunct Faculty member in Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

 He is a contributing editor for GeoWorld magazine, author of the “Beyond Mapping” column since 1989, written over two hundred papers on the analytic capabilities of GIS technology, and authored the popular books Beyond Mapping, Spatial Reasoning and Map Analysis, Map Analysis and the seminal online book series Beyond Mapping I-IV.

Shari Decter Hirst

Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst was elected in the fall of 2010 and has inspired Brandon’s senior leadership team to strengthen its commitment to efficiency, public service, transparency, accountability, and consultation, all of which have been embedded in the systems and processes within City Hall.

Brandon Mayor Decter Hirst is involved in the following committees, boards and community organizations: Audit & Finance Committee (Chair), Brandon & Area Planning District Board, Brandon Downtown Development Corporation and Personnel Committee(Chair)


Canada From Space Giant Floor Map

The "Canada from Space" floor map will be presented in the upcoming MGUG fall conference on October 1st.
The map is comprised of images taken by Canada’s RADARSAT-2 satellite.

"Canada from Space" is comprised of images taken by Canada’s RADARSAT-2 and is the first of its kind. Explore how Earth observation satellites monitor Canada and can be used to protect and prepare Canadians.

Please click here for additional information.




Conference Registration Information:

Conference registration fees will be kept to a minimum and all registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable to another participant for this event:

• 75$ - Early Bird Admission (by September 8th)
• 90$ - Regular Admission
• 40$ - Student Admission (student ID required)

And will cover:
• Attendance for All Sessions
• Continental Breakfast
• Hot Lunch
• Refreshments & Breaks
• Exhibition/Trade Show Admission
• Entertainment & Free Wi-Fi
• Chances to Win Conference Prizes
• Pre-conference mixer



 What to Expect:


CBC Radio One 89.3FM interviewed Esri's Alex Miller about some of the uses of Geographic Information Systems and the 2013 MGUG Fall Conference. Listen below for this interesting discussion.

Geomatics Canada has put together great videos to summarize the activities at the 2012 and 2013 MGUG Fall Conferences.

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