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The Applied Geomatics Research Group is a team of Research Scientists, Research Associates, and graduate students, applying a suite of Geomatics technologies to explore environmental, health and social issues. As part of Nova Scotia Community College's Centre of Geographic Sciences in Middleton, Nova Scotia, we also are acknowledged leaders in educating new researchers in an exciting, growing field. University graduates or young scientists can further their education through industry internships, joint M.Sc. degrees or practicums and workshops.

Council for the County of Digby

Bob will be making a presentation to the Council for the County of Digby on Monday the 19th at 7 PM.

GIS Job Opportunity at Dalhousie

Geographic Information System (GIS) Research Assistant

Rural Secretariat proposal

We are preparing a proposal submission to the Rural Secretariat under the Community Development Program. It is entitled: Community mapping, web GIS and the Creative Rural Economy. As part of the proposal process, there is a Community Consultation and Validation report (see attached).There is a Powerpoint presentation on the proposal (see below). We anticipate the completed submission to be sent to Ottawa at the end of August.

California reality and Nova Scotia dreaming

06/12/2009 4:00 pm

Friday June 12th at 4 pm at the NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus in Middleton.

Mapping Communities: Sharing knowledge for the benefit of the whole community

An article by Bob Maher, published in the Annapolis County Spectator on 20 April, 2009. 

Mapping Communities: Sharing knowledge for the benefit of the whole community

AGRG LiDAR summer institute


AGRG will be hosting a lidar summer training institute during the week of June 29th to July 2nd. The objective of this workshop is to get to grips with the complete airborne lidar operational workflow from mission planning to data integration. It is a condensed and more ‘hands on’ version of the lidar curriculum that we teach at the Centre of Geographic Sciences. We will have both private and academic sector attendees, and we aim to balance the need for theoretical and application-based background with hands on instruction on the installation/operation of equipment and post processing of collected data. The specific elements of the week’s workshop activities will be tailored to the needs of the workshop attendees.

CIG April Seminar

04/09/2009 12:00 am
04/09/2009 1:30 pm

Location: NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus Lawrencetown

Title: GIS and GPS in Ground Search And Rescue (SAR)

Eugene F. Peters, P. Eng., Digital Mapping Coordinator
Halifax Regional Search and Rescue

Probably the most important resource during a ground search for a lost person besides the human resource, that is a trained searcher, is an appropriate map and location determining technologies, i.e. a map and compass. Using current mapping, GIS and GPS for efficient search strategy and field team management in Ground Search and Rescue in the Maritime Provinces.

Tech Social

03/24/2009 7:00 pm

There will be a tech social at the End of the Line Pub in Bridgetown, on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009.

Bob Maher will be making a presentation entitled "Engaging the communities in Mapping: New initiatives at AGRG".

A pamphlet is available.

Copies of the presentations are available below (see attachments)

More details shortly.


NSERC workshop: Business Development Opportunities with AGRG

03/30/2009 7:00 pm

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are sponsoring an industry workshop for the Geomatics sector on the business development opportunities arising from the Applied Research at the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG). We will address: current research, opportunities, mechanisms for collaboration and next steps.

Nova  Scotia  Federation  of  Agriculture Riparian Workshop

03/12/2009 9:00 am
03/13/2009 4:00 pm

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA) has been doing research and various pilot projects on watersheds and assessing the health of riparian areas throughout the province. Through this project work we have recognized a need and interest in creating a forum to discuss the importance of healthy riparian areas and the appropriate tools to assess the

The NSFA invites you to a workshop focusing on the importance of health assessments in riparian areas on agricultural land and small watersheds. The workshop, which will span over 2 days, will also cover the use of geomatics tools for riparian health assessments (RHA’s). Participants can attend one or both days of the workshop.

Who should attend?

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