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GIS Day in Canada

Tue, Nov. 14, 2023

Virtual Seminar | Language: English | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Celebrating the GIS Professional 

On Tuesday, November 14, in advance of GIS Day, join us in celebrating the invaluable contributions of GIS users across Canada. Meet the passionate people who often work behind the scenes to create positive change through a geographic approach.



Welcome, Keynote & Award Presentation

Introduction - Mike Gregotski, Esri Canada

Building a GIS-Empowered Organization: York Region’s Journey - John Houweling, Regional Municipality of York

Making a Difference Award - Alex Miller, Esri Canada & Derik Woo, Township of Langley

Coffee Break at the GIS Day Café


Maggie Samson & Justin Brassard - Esri Canada


Maggie Samson & Jasmine Sohal - Esri Canada


Maggie Samson & Tyler Scuralli - Esri Canada

Lightning Talks: Public Safety


 From Wildfires to Floods: Emergency Response using GIS in Halifax Regional Municipality 

Francois Malenfant - Halifax Regional Municipality


 GIS: Supporting the Emergency Operations Centre Before, During and After a Wildfire 

Dave Orlando & Karen Kahtava - Regional District of Central Okanagan

Lightning Talks: Land, Air, Water


 Connecting Cultures: Planning the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) using GIS 

Lauren Wilson - Esri Canada

Lightning Talks: Asset & Resource Inventory


 An Automated Pavement Marking Inventory Using Computer Vision 

Charlotte Choy - City of Surrey


 A GIS-Informed Approach to Mixed-Asset Investment Planning 

Erik Wright - Town of Newmarket & Roozbeh Rashedi - Infrastructure Solutions

Lightning Talks: Environment


 GIS in Agriculture: The Olds College Smart Farm Story 

Bob Hoffos & Christina Kaye - Olds College of Agriculture and Technology
Felippe Karp - McGill University


 Collaborating on COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance by Leveraging ArcGIS Hub 

Brad Ruzylo & Mitchell Knight - Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks


 Noise Reduction through Crowdsourced Data Collection 

Ingrid Buday - No More Noise Toronto

Lightning Talks: Housing and Urban Matters


 Using GIS to Inform Residential Intensification in Kingston, Ontario 

Rayne Jones - City of Kingston


 Decision-Making Tools to Assess Climate Hazards and Implement Adaptation Measures in Montréal 

Rachel Mallet - Ville de Montréal

Lightning Talks: Work Management


 City of Hamilton: QuickCapture and Garbage Collection 

Kyle Rankin, Enterprise Geospatial Solutions Specialist - City of Hamilton


 The Silos that Brought Together BIM and GIS 

Zoé Sabourin - Pomerleau


 Water Utility Network Implementation by a Small City 

Jamie Hart, Manager of Municipal Assets - City of Brandon
Nick Malazdrewicz, Geomatics Specialist - City of Brandon

Tech Sessions


 Trailblazing with GIS: A 38-Day Hike from Adirondacks to Algonquin Park 

Madison Mackey - Esri Canada


 Leveraging ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS for Excel to Update Data in Commercial Markets 

Paul Voegtle - Esri Canada


 I Can Relate!  A Beginner’s Guide to Joins and Relates in ArcGIS 

Mark Ho - Esri Canada



Closing Presentation

GIS for Youth Engagement in Municipal Planning & Policy

Josh Fullan - Maximum City