Provincially-owned land in Nova Scotia has many demands on it and we must manage this asset sustainably and efficiently. Sustainable land management requires accurate, integrated and easily accessible information that can be used to make better decisions. This allows the Province to use provincially-owned land for public benefit, protect it for future generations and emphasize the values of good stewardship.
The Provincial Landscape Viewer is an online map‑based tool that has been developed to:
Geographic Information Services has published the Nova Scotia Base Mapping Final Report (2015). A high level review of the Province of Nova Scotia’s base mapping program was conducted. Base mapping clients and stakeholders were engaged in the review of the following foundation geographic datasets:
Did you know that Geomatics Atlantic 2015 is PART of the 9th Symposium of the International Society for a Digital Earth (ISDE) in Halifax on October 5-9, 2015?
Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia and Canadian Institute of Geomatics (Atlantic Branch) are both offering their members a discount of $220 on early bird registration fees!
Dr. Jason Bond received the first ever GANS Award of Distinction at the Annual General Meeting of the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia on June 9, 2015 in Halifax.
This award is presented annually to an individual or an organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to the geomatics sector in Nova Scotia.
GeoPulse launch is raising geoawareness in government. Everyone uses geographic information every day – and they might not even know it.
Geographic information provides the foundation behind so many tools that help you discover where you are in the world – and we want to increase that geoawareness across government.
Congratulations to GIS Specialist, John MacKinnon, whose submission to ESRI Canada’s 2015 Maps and Apps Calendar Contest was selected as one of the 12 shortlist entries from over 60 submissions received. His submission was also one of nine finalists. ESRI is a privately held, Canadian-owned company that provides world-class enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions, so this is quite an accomplishment and honour for both John and GIS. John’s map submission is featured in ESRI’s 2015 Calendar, which is sent to over 9,000 GIS professionals across the country.
Active control stations are collecting better positions than ever before. That foundation will help to create better mapping and better decisions.
A two year GPS Spatial Referencing System project has been approved for funding in the provincial capital plan for 2015/16.
Led by Geographic Information Services, the Nova Scotia Spatial Referencing Viewer will be updated with modern GPS-enabled survey monuments that will provide complete province-wide coverage.
Scientists know that the mainland of Nova Scotia is moving 1 millimeter per year horizontally and 1.5 millimeters per year vertically (it is subsiding). Much less is known about Sable Island and its behavior. The same GPS technology that allows the mainland’s movements to be modelled has been recently been installed on Sable Island. The data that is generated will allow long term trends in the position to be analyzed so that a better understanding of the behavior of the island can be attained.
Service Nova Scotia offers a diverse range of services through its programs to meet the needs of Nova Scotians. One of these programs is the Nova Scotia Coordinate Referencing System (NSCRS). The NSCRS is the underlying infrastructure that allows all geographic information in Nova Scotia to be represented in a global coordinate system.