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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.

Location, location, location

The February 2 issue of the Globe and Mail contained an article on the growing use of gps, including Bob, Heather, and community mapping.

AGRG Receives AIF Funding

On Monday, 21 January 2008, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Minister Peter MacKay announced a federal investment of $63 million in 29 R&D projects in Atlantic Canada under Round V of the Government of Canada’s Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF). The Applied Geomatics Research Group will receive up to $3 million under AIF, which will leverage an additional $2 million in funding from other sources.

AGRG at Roxbury

Jeff Wentzell of AGRG takes a GPS reading to mark a foundation in the Village of RoxburyOn Oct 17, AGRG participated in the NSCC Reach Out to Nova Scotia event. We spent the day exploring and mapping the former Village of Roxbury.

Fields of Green

Bob Maher was featured in an article on renewable energy and Applied Research in the Fall 2007 issue of Open To The World.

Nova Scotia Department of Energy announces the Nova Scotia Wind Atlas

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy has released the Nova Scotia Wind Atlas, developed in a partnership with the K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development at the Université de Moncton and the Applied Geomatics Research Group at the Nova Scotia Community College.

A more detailed announcement here.

Ride the Lobster

Ride the Lobster is an 800km international unicycle race scheduled fo the 16-20th June 2008 across Nova Scotia.

As part of the buildup to the race, there are two public events planned:

NSHRF Workshop: Mapping Health Geography in Nova Scotia: Opportunities in Health Geomatics

NSHRF in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College Applied Geomatics Research Group and the RURAL Centre present: Mapping Health Geography in Nova Scotia: Opportunities in Health Geomatics October 29th & 30th, 2007. Please click here for more information including registration to this exciting workshop.

AGRG has received the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Grant

The Applied Geomatics Research Group has been selected to receive funding under the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Grant.

this grant initiative is designed to improve student success and engage the faculty through the innovative implementation of mobile technology in the classroom. Our goal is that the HP Technology for Teaching Initiative supports the development of mobile technology environments that, at their fullest implementation, will:

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