2018 Fall Conference

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2018 Fall Conference

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

2018 MGUG Fall Conference

  October 17, 2018
Club Regent Event Centre
1425 Regent Ave. W.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 3B2

Registration is now open!

 

Interested in sponsoring or having an exhibitor’s booth? contact us at info@mgug.ca or check out our Sponsorship Information and Sponsorship Form


 
Call for Abstracts
 
Do you have an interesting GIS project which you would like to share at our 2018 fall conference? MGUG would like to hear from you!
MGUG is now accepting abstracts for speakers and workshops at our fall conference.
Want Free Registration?
  
We are now accepting:
Abstracts/Program proposals– Join us and give a 20 minute presentation on your projects!
Post-Secondary awards submissions- All Post-Secondary/Secondary Students welcome to apply!
 
Award winners and speakers get free registration to the conference!
 Stay tuned for details on this year’s featured speakers!

 

 

Hotel Information

Coming in from out of town?  We have you covered !

Rate is only available until rooms sell out, don’t wait to book your room!

Canad Inns Destination Centre at Club Regent


 

 

Keynote speakers:


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Paul Ramsey 

Solutions Architect at Carto

Owner, Clever Elephant Solutions

@pwramsey

Modernize your Geospatial Practice with One Neat Trick!

There is an unstoppable trend in technology, business and organizations toward more collaborative and horizontal models: open source software, open data communities, open standards, open APIs, and even open organizations. This talk will cover some of the open transitions sweeping the geospatial, and how to navigate them. What is open source software, and when should you use it? What meaning do open standards have in a cloud based world? How can government agencies start to work with open data communities?

Biography:

Paul Ramsey is an open source programmer and educator. He has been working with geospatial software for over 15 years: consulting to government and industry; building a geospatial software company; and programming on open source software. He co-founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. In 2008, Paul received the Sol Katz Award for achievement in open source geospatial software. Paul speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world.

 

 

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Paul Morin

Director, Polar Geospatial Centre

The World Turned Upside-Down.

With the delivery of the ArcticDEM and the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica the geospatial community finds itself in a very unusual situation. We have better topography of the ice on earth than the land, and we have more high-resolution, high quality, repeat DEMs for Nunavut than we do of Winnipeg. This remarkable achievement happened through a collaboration between the US National Science Foundation and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency which employed a constellation of sub-meter optical satellites, petascale academic supercomputing and open source photogrammetry software. The result is a 2 meter posting DEM of the Arctic and an 8 meter of the Antarctic, along with a collection of more than 200,000 time-stamped DEMs that cover almost any location at the poles more than 5 times.

 

Resulting products of the DEMS create a long list of implications when the data is applied to current science goals. We not only see tree crowns but we can measure logging and blow downs allowing the carbon balance to be calculated. Thermokarst collapse, ice loss, coastal erosion and anthropogenic effects are not only detected but precisely quantified. We’ve moved remote sensing from measuring differences in the color of a pixel to calculating quantitative change in volume.

 

With this abundance of topographic wealth comes a new set of challenges. Data at this resolution is immense and measured in the hundreds of terabytes to petabytes. In addition, choices have to be made about which DEM to use. Leaf on or off? Should it be from 2014 or 2018? How do we deal with versioning of the photogrammetry and filtering algorithms? This is quite a pandora’s box.

Biography:

Paul Morin is Founder and Director of the Polar Geospatial Center, an NSF science and logistics support center at the University of Minnesota. Morin leads a team of two dozen responsible for imaging, mapping and monitoring the Earth’s polar regions for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs. Morin is the liaison between the National Science Foundation and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s commercial imagery program. Before founding PGC, Morin was at the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics at the University of Minnesota, and he has worked at the University of Minnesota since 1990. Morin serves as the National Academy of Sciences–appointed U.S. representative to the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information under the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (ie, the Antarctic Treaty System). One of his current projects is ArcticDEM a White House initiative to produce a high-resolution, time-dependent elevation model of the Arctic using Blue Waters. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4549841/arctic-dem. Morin’s professional interests include mapping areas of the Earth that are difficult to reach, scientific visualization and using scientific art for formal and informal education. Morin has dozens of publications in a variety of fields including remote sensing, geoscience education, the carbon cycle, and scientific visualization. In 2015 Morin was awarded an honorary doctorate at Colorado College for his outstanding contributions in the Geoscience field. Morin’s art/visualizations have been in numerous publications including National Geographic, Nature and Wired. He has contributed to the BBC/David Attenborough production “Frozen Planet” and is spearheading the effort with Google to improve polar geospatial data, imagery and Street View in Google Earth and Maps.

 


Featured Presentations:


 

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PostGIS SQL Query Festival

Paul Ramsey 

Solutions Architect at Carto

Owner, Clever Elephant Solutions

@pwramsey

You’re part of the SELECT group of PostGIS users, but you want to UPDATE your skills, to INSERT some knowledge on performance and how to structure queries for common spatial analysis problems. You should go to the PostGIS Query Festival!

JOIN your friends at the festival main stage, WHERE the headlining act will look at common use cases, like nearest neighbor joins, overlay, calculating with geodetics, automatic form fills, and other classic spatial queries. DELETE your preconcieved notions about relational databases, and learn about how PostGIS can be used with advanced features from PostgreSQL for use cases like scheduling, feeding event queues, and modelling unstructured data.

There will be SQL on slides. There will be few pictures. The presenter may use the word tuple in the unironic sense, and talk about relations to whom you are unrelated.

Biography:

Paul Ramsey is an open source programmer and educator. He has been working with geospatial software for over 15 years: consulting to government and industry; building a geospatial software company; and programming on open source software. He co-founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. In 2008, Paul received the Sol Katz Award for achievement in open source geospatial software. Paul speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world.

He successfully developed over 700 Square miles of F Class Airspace for testing and training for Beyond Visual line of Sight (BVLOS) UAS operations at Foremost Alberta, the 6.5 year airspace project came to fruition in November 2014.

Over the past 8 years Sterling also served on numerous committees with Transport Canada, working on UAS airspace issues and he was a member of the committee which developed the current Knowledge Requirements for UAS operations below 25Kg within line of sight. (TP15263)

In November 2015, Sterling was the recipient of the “Pip Rudkin Award” for outstanding personal achievement  in the unmanned systems sector in Canada, voted on by the members of the Unmanned Systems Canada Association.


“Using ArcMap As a Tool to Locate Licensed Wastewater Treatment Facilities
in Manitoba, and to Analyze Water Quality in La Salle and Rat River Watersheds?

Asit Dey, Xiaowei (Charlie) Wu, Xueke Jia, Government of Manitoba

The objectives of this study are to locate all licensed wastewater treatment facilities in the Province of Manitoba using ArcMap, the total wastewater contribution from the licensed wastewater treatment facilities in La Salle watershed and Rat River watershed, and to identify if there is any correlation between the treated wastewater quality (i.e., total suspended solids, BOD5, fecal coliforms, unionized ammonia, and phosphorus) and the surface water quality in the above stated watersheds .

Biography:

Asit Dey has a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Master of Science Degree and Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Degree in Agricultural Engineering from India. Asit is currently working with Sustainable Development as an Environmental Engineer. In addition, Asit volunteers in Bichitra- Bengali Association of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Government Engineers, and India Chapter of EGM.

Xiaowei(Charlie) Wu graduated from the university of Manitoba with bachelor degree of science in Biosystems Engineering in 2018 and registered as EIT in APEGM. He has worked with different companies as junior environmental engineering student to further develop knowledge and field work experiences in water and environment area. With the passion about water and environment, Charlie devoted his time to this project besides his school works and hopes his work contributes for a better aquatic environment.

Xueke Jia is currently a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. She worked as an Environmental Engineering student for the Government of Manitoba and she helped the creation of the ArcMap of Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTFs) in Manitoba. After the completion of her Bachelor’s thesis research about wastewater treatment in 2017 fall, Xueke became passionate about topics on environmental engineering and enthusiastic to contribute to the sustainable future.

 

 

 

Marine Protected Area in the Canadian Arctic 

Jerrett Friesen, Government of Canada

 

 


 

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mgug-annual-conference-2018-tickets-45703151356

Organizer

MGUG
Website:
mgug.ca

Venue

Club Regent Event Centre
1425 Regent Ave W.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C3B2 Canada
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Phone:
204-957-2500
Website:
http://www.clubregent.com/eventcentre