Be Spatial'10 was held on Thursday May 6, 2010 at the Paramount Conference and Event Centre, in Vaughan.
URISA-OC is proud to have Dr. Colin Ellard, Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo and Director of the Research Laboratory for Immersive Virtual Environments as this year's keynote speaker.
Dr. Ellard will discuss "Where Am I? Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, But Get Lost at the Mall", and provides an interesting view point of space within the context of psychological, philosophical, and anthropological viewpoints. “How do we as humans manage the challenges of finding our way through space?” he asks. As it turns out: not very well. “When I started to do research with people, I was amazed at how poorly they did in comparison with gerbils, rats and mice!” says Ellard. Compared to animals, humans are remarkably--and sometimes disastrously--unsophisticated in their navigational ability. Cats can always find their way home, it seems, but without the aid of crumb trails, maps and GPS tracking devices, human beings have a strong tendency to get lost. Find out more by attending this year's Be Spatial event!
Map submissions featuring the work of GIS technology users from across the province are on display during the EXPO event. During the event, a panel of judges will select the BEST map for an award.
New to this year will be a People’s Choice Award where all attendees vote on which map they like BEST!
Be Spatial'10 will once again include the popular EXPO. Booths include a presentation opportunity in the Be Spatial program, and new this year, inclusion in the Vendor Lightening Round.
Call for Volunteers
The URISA Ontario Chapter AGM Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with Be Spatial'10. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact email@example.com
Stay tuned on the URISA Ontario Chapter website for upcoming details.
Be Spatial Program Details
Register directly on the URISA Ontario Chapter website at http://www.urisaoc.ca
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