Members can view available Be Spatial '11 presentations in the Presentation Archive
As in previous years, Be Spatial’11 will feature great Door Prizes for lucky participants. All participants qualify for the URISA-OC sponsored Door Prize; visit the Expo and drop off a business card to qualify for an Exhibitor-sponsored Door Prize. The catch? You do have to be there in person to claim a prize!
|This year’s URISA-OC door prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Model GTP1BLKR. With a 7" touchscreen, this device has full web browsing, Adobe Flash support, Android Apps on the Android Market, Google services, movie and music players, an eReader, video calling, rear and front-facing cameras, and a fast processor. Do more, see more, experience more, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab!|
|AOLS will be holding a draw for an Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi 6” Wireless Reading Device as a door prize. Stop in and chat with the representatives on the AOLS booth, and leave your business card to qualify for this draw.|
|SKE will be holding a draw for a $100 Home Depot Gift Card. Stop and chat with the folks at the SKE booth, and leave your business card to qualify for this prize.|
|Consortech will hold a draw for a bottle of champagne. Stop by and chat with the folks at the Consortech booth, and leave your business card to qualify for this prize.|
|Teranet will hold a draw for a mystery gift package. Drop by and chat with the staff at the Teranet booth, and leave your business card to qualify for this prize.|
Knowing what technologies are coming, how to use them in an enterprise approach, and what strategies your counterparts in other organizations are adopting is crucial to keeping up with GIS products and services, and understanding how to effectively deploy spatial solutions. Be Spatial offers an opportunity to talk directly with your colleagues about their wins and pains, which in turn allows you to streamline your own implementation processes.
Understanding when, where and how to effectively utilize spatial solutions and tools, and learning from the successful examples of other organizations is an ideal way to develop and nurture your own skills and knowledge. Reading about a solution in an e-magazine only goes part way; talking to the colleague who implemented a solution allows you to ask the questions that will draw the complete the picture. Be Spatial gives you that access, allowing you to meet and discuss ideas with colleagues from across Ontario.
URISA-Ontario Chapter has issued a Call for Papers for Be Spatial'11. Presentation themes for Be Spatial'11 are designed to reflect current and future topics that are of interest to GIS Professionals. We encourage all members to submit presentation abstracts.
Presentation abstracts are invited within the following tracks:
Please note that:
Have you been amazed by a GIS project or website, from your own or another organization? If so you can now nominate yourself of another organization for one of the URISA-OC Best GIS Challenge Awards. Just send us a contact name and why you think they should be considered for an award and we will contact them to submit an application. Friday, March 18 is the deadline for submission of your nomination so don’t delay!
There are three awards offered this year that recognize members for their contributions to the URISA association and the community at large.
The Best Public Sector GIS award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated the use of GIS in improving effectiveness and efficiency in enterprise GIS for public sector operations.
The Best Web GIS award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated advanced internet/intranet mapping services that enable publishing and sharing of geographic information through the integration of multiple business systems.
The Innovation in GIS award is presented to individuals or organizations who have newly demonstrated or refined innovation in GIS and geospatial technology through a specific piece of work or project.
Awards will be presented during Be Spatial'11.
The official Best Challenge Submission Forms are now available and must be received no later than Friday March 28, 2011.
|Breakfast and Networking|
|0900||Chapter Annual General Meeting|
|0930||Programme Session 1|
|1030||Coffee and Networking Break|
|1100||Programme Session 2|
|1230||Member Recognition Awards and Exhibitor Lightening Round|
|1315||Town Hall Discussions|
|1430||Coffee and Networking Break|
|1445||Programme Session 3|
|1515||Best GIS Challenge and Map Gallery Awards|
|1530||Closing Remarks and Door Prize Draw|
|1550||Black Creek Brewery Tasting|
|Program & Presentation details|
Map submissions featuring the cartographic work of GIS technology users from across the province are on display throughout Be Spatial. During the event, a panel of three judges will select one map which will receive the Map Gallery Award.
Introduced in 2010, this year will again include the People’s Choice Map Award, where all attendees vote on which map YOU like best!
Please note that submissions are now closed - thank you to all those organizations and individuals who submitted a map for the Gallery.
Details for submitting a map for the competition.
Be Spatial'11 will once again include the popular Vendor Exposition. Hosting a booth includes the opportunity to have a presentation in the Be Spatial program, and inclusion in the Vendor Lightening Round.
The URISA Ontario Chapter AGM Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with Be Spatial'11. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011 event will be held at Black Creek Pioneer Village in North York.