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Workshop on Archiving in Digital Cartography and Geoinformation, Berlin, Dec. 4/5, 2008

12/04/2008 5:00 am
12/05/2008 5:00 pm

Archiving in Digital Cartography and Geoinformation

- Preserving and Enabling Permanent Access to Cartographic Cultural Heritage -

This workshop is intended to discuss state-of-the-art of archiving and highlight the next steps in research and development as well as in administration issues. A plenary discussion session will collect expert advice for future activities in this field.

The workshop is organized by the German Cartographic Society, Berlin-Brandenburg Branch

and will be held at the Berlin State Archive

in cooperation with:

  • International Cartographic Association, Commission on Cartographic Cultural Heritage
  •  CODATA-German
  • GI/EMISA WG on Archiving

Please consider taking active part in this workshop.



Geomatics Atlantic 2008

11/19/2008 9:00 am
11/20/2008 5:00 am

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics New Brunswick Branch, is very proud to be hosting the Geomatics Atlantic 2008 Conference. The conference will take place November 19th and 20th, 2008 at the Trade and Convention Centre, in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The theme of this year's conference is "Discovering the Way to a Sustainable Future". The conference program will include technical presentations, a map / poster gallery, a trade show and a social event.

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of GIS Day with us on November 19th and plan to attend the Canadian Institute of Geomatics’ National Annual General Meeting to be held November 20th, 2008, at the Geomatics Atlantic Conference.

Geomatics Atlantic 2008 will bring together academics, practitioners, vendors, and policy makers from Atlantic Canada’s Geomatics community in a relaxed, informative and productive two day event.

Please come join us this November at the Trade and Convention Centre in beautiful and historic Saint John, New Brunswick.

Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Carl Duivenvoorden, one of only two Atlantic Canadians tasked with spreading Al Gore’s message on climate change.

Theme: "Discovering the Way to a Sustainable Future"

Dates: November 19th & 20th, 2008

Locations: Trade and Convention Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick



Workshop: Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models

11/17/2008 8:30 am
11/17/2008 5:00 pm

WAURISA Announces its Fall 2008 Workshop

Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models

Monday, November 17, 2008 - Hilton Garden Inn - Issaquah, Washington

Workshop Details:

Even with decades of experience, effective design of a GIS database remains a combination of art and science. This workshop shows how you can build on your existing data and skills to take advantage of the latest generation of GIS tools and practices for database design. Exercises include developing use cases, conceptual and logical data models, and applying object-oriented design patterns for commonly used GIS database structures.

Specific topics to be covered include:

· The key phases in iterative database design Developing use cases

· Using database templates to build on your existing data sources Ten design patterns for GIS database structures and elements

· Ten steps to follow for conceptual, logical, and physical information modeling

· Understanding the relationships between your map layers and geographic database objects

Instructor: Douglas Adams, Systems Analyst, Baltimore County, Maryland

URISA Certified Workshop: Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models is a URISA Certified Workshop. URISA – The Association for Geospatial Professionals – developed the course content and certified our instructor. The URISA Workshop Development Committee ensures that topics are timely, content provides value, and instructors are subject matter experts and skilled educators. For more information about URISA Certified Workshops, see:

GIS Certification Points: Those who complete the Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models workshop can earn 0.2 education points towards their GISCI Certification (see: ).

Intended Audience: This material is intended for technical managers and designers of GIS databases and applications. Skilled database users will also benefit. No programming experience is required.

Lunch and Refreshments: Your registration includes lunch along with morning and afternoon break refreshments.

Workshop Location: The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah on November 17, 2008 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Registration Cost for November 17 Workshop: WAURISA Member Registration Rate: $125 (You are a current WAURISA member if you attended the 2008 Washington GIS Conference in Seattle) The WAURISA rate is also offered to all current URISA members.

For more information and to register for the Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models, see:



11/14/2008 9:00 am
11/14/2008 4:00 pm

LOCATION: The location is at 3873 First Avenue, Smithers BC.
The Office of the Wet’suwet’en have kindly offered the use of their board room for the meeting.

DATE: Friday, November 14, 2008 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Manifold “How To” Instructional Session - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
This session covers a basic introduction to Manifold. The session is very flexible and the
idea is to work through a small live project provided by one of the users. To help facilitate
this concept of ‘hands on learning’ please submit Manifold topics you would like to share or
present with the group. Topics for instruction are wide open and can range from analysis to
map layout. The session will be led by Johanna Pfalz.
Morning coffee break courtesy of Eclipse GIS

Lunch – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Informal Discussion and Presentations – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Show us what you have
been working on using Manifold GIS. Bring your cool maps and wicked analysis.
Afternoon coffee break courtesy of GeoBorealis Spatial Data Management

Please register and/or send submissions to Johanna Pfalz at or
to William Elliott at or contact us at 250.847.3822.

No computer technology is supplied, but you are encouraged to bring your laptop with an
active Manifold license.

Sponsored by GeoBorealis Spatial Data Management and Eclipse GIS