High Resolution Mapping Along
the Coastal Zone

The coastal zone, that dynamic geographic region
where the interaction of the sea and land occurs,
is vital to the lifestyle and economy of Atlantic Canada


The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter would like to invite you to a workshop at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Lawrencetown. This two day event will be of interest to industry, non-profit groups, associations, academia and all levels of government.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the geospatial community in remote sensing, cartography, surveying, artificial intelligence, engineering, and other geographic related disciplines.

COGS - Centre of Geographic Sciences

Latest Geospatial Technology and Data

Having quality geospatial data is essential for mapping coastal resources and infrastructures to help ensure safe and sustainable activities within coastal regions, and accurately mapping the coastal zone can be very challenging.

Technologies ranging from topo-bathymetric LiDAR and aerial imagery to echo sounding all have their strengths and weaknesses when used to produce integrated maps and charts in this dynamic environment.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the recent geospatial technological developments and to exchange views and ideas on the future directions of high resolution in geomatics research, applications and services. With several opportunities for networking, it will also help engage the geospatial community in Atlantic Canada, increasing awareness of the benefits of using geospatial data and tools for effective decision making.

All refreshment breaks, lunches and dinner included with registration and open to all, including GANS members, CIG members and anyone else interested in technologies suitable for mapping in the coastal zone.

7 – 8 February, 2017 – Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

Program / Presenters

These days good speakers must now do more than just present a topic, they must interact with and engage attendees. Click here for a preliminary workshop program and a list of confirmed presenters.


Register today to save your seat!

Registration rates are discounted for CIG, and GANS members, as well as students …


There are several Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts are available in Middle and Bridgetown, all within 10 km east and west of Lawrencetown respectively. Click here for details on possible accommodations in the area.

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