Canadian Geomatics Leaders to Meet June 22

The 3rd Annual GIAC Geomatics Leaders Forum is being held June 22 – 23 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Westin Hotel. The forum will provide an opportunity for industry representatives to shape the future of the Geomatics in Canada.

The Forum will provide an atmosphere for business representatives from across the geomatics sector to get to know each other and explore the potential for complementary business development efforts.

The Leaders Forum is also serving as the culmination of a series of national workshops on geomatics policy. The main objective of these workshops is to foster a closer working relationship between the Geomatics industry and the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in Canada while gaining insights into policies that will impact the geomatics sector as a whole. Attendees to the national workshop will have the opportunity to participate in an open discussion between industry and government, designed to maximize the exchange of information, including planned government programs and spending, major government policies affecting the industry, and the capabilities of the geomatics industry. Participants we will come away with a broader understanding of geomatics policies that impact the Canadian Geomatics sector.

The 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Geomatics Industry Association of Canada will also be held during the Leaders Forum on Tuesday June 22, 2004 and will be open only to GIAC members.

A copy of the schedule will be available shortly.

To obtain a registration form or for more information, please contact Kimberly Haddow at 613-232-8770 or

About GIAC
The Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) is the only national business association dedicated to serving the geomatics industry in Canada. Originally formed in 1961 under the name Canadian Association of Aerial Surveyors, GIAC now encompasses the entire range of geomatics disciplines. Our members include almost 100 of Canada’s leading geomatics service and technology firms, and approximately 80% of the active exporters in this sector.

Geomatics Industry Association of Canada
Suite 400, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
K2C 3N6
Tel: (613) 232-8770 Fax: (613) 224-9577

Note: The date for the forum has been postponed due to the recent announcement of the coming Canadian Fedral election… stay tuned!