Posts Tagged ‘Cybercartography’

DGES Professor Fraser Taylor, recent recipient of the a Killam prize,  and distinguished research professor and director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, will be giving a presentation at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

His presentation, organized by the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences, is entitled I Map therefore I Am: Recent Developments in Cartography in the Age of Location.

The impact of location on all aspects of societal activities is now so great that a strong case can be made that we are entering the “age of location.” Cartography is an old discipline, but as a result of technological change it is becoming increasingly central to the new challenges facing society. New forms of maps and mapping are emerging, such as cybercartography, in response to these new challenges.

Where: Main Branch, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St. (corner of Laurier Ave.), Auditorium
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information: http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/node/18929.


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GeoConnections is pleased to invite you to a webinar on: Traditional Knowledge and Cybercartography


English Webinar: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

French Webinar: Thursday, December 12, 2013 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Webinar Overview:

GeoConnections, a national initiative led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), invites you to learn more about the geospatial standards that contribute to successful online access, use and sharing of geospatial information. Since 2010, GeoConnections has researched and produced a broad range of practical instruments: guidelines, best practices, procedures and manuals that can help facilitate access to and use of location-based information.

This webinar will discuss the results of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Funded Partnership Development Grant entitled Mapping the Legal and Policy Boundaries of Digital Cartography led by Dr. R. Fraser Taylor of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC), Carleton University, and Dr. Teresa Scassa of the Faculty of Law, Centre of Law, Technology and Culture (CLTS) at the University of Ottawa, including the Canadian Internet Public Policy Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and GeoConnections.

You will learn more about:

·         Traditional Knowledge (TK) and cybercartography;

·         The complexities of Intellectual Property rights and TK;

·         Challenges and possible solutions with regard to Western law and TK;

·         The role of collaborative relationships in cybercartography in the North.

Please go to: http://www.hal.ca/cgdiwebinars to register for this webinar.

If you need more information, please contact Jay Tompkins by e-mail at jtompkins@hal.ca, or by telephone at 613-237-2220, ext. 329. Registered participants will receive a follow-up e-mail with information about how to access and participate in the webinar.

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