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May 25 to May 27, 2021

Geospatial technology has continually advanced over the past several years and high quality multi-dimensional mapping is now available to a much broader audience. There is growing interest in LiDAR technology for mapping natural disasters, forestry, flood mapping, and much more, Join us for a 3 day online conference where we explore LiDAR and other mapping techniques.

Connecting the Dots for
Multi-Dimensional Mapping

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The Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA)

The CCA is a non-profit association created to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and Geographic Information Science in Canada. Our broad membership represents academia, all levels of Government and private industry, and includes fellow cartographers from coast to coast, and Internationally.

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The CCA plays a leading role in the world of cartography through involvement with the International Cartographic Association (ICA). The Canadian National Committee (CNC) , chaired by a CCA nominee, is responsible for coordinating Canadian participation in the ICA, and has such specific responsibilities as appointing representatives to commissions and committees, preparing a biannual cartography exhibit, publishing a biannual national report on Canadian cartography, and facilitating the submission of technical papers for presentations at ICA events.

We host annual meetings, provide networking opportunities, create a variety of publications to promote geography awareness and map making, and help improve the use of cartographic materials through education.

If you are a cartographer, or are passionate about mapping, geography, and data visualization then we encourage you to join the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA).

The mission of the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) is to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and Geographic Information Science. 

2021 CCA Conference – Connecting the Dots for Multi-Dimensional Mapping

CCA 2021 Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Have you ever attended a CCA Conference before?

This year the CCA Annual Conference will be hosted as an online event due to COVID-19.

This year’s theme, “Connecting the Dots for Multi-Dimensional Mapping,” aims to bring together the geospatial community from across the country and beyond. Participants from all areas of geospatial related disciplines are welcome to submit individual abstracts for presentations and technical sessions on a variety of topics including but not limited to LiDAR technology, web mapping, flood mapping, forestry mapping, or Indigenous mapping. [For details about each format and to submit an abstract click here]

Key Dates

  • January 2021 – Formal call for presentations
  • April 9, 2021 – Abstract submission deadline
  • May 25th, 26th, 27th CCA Conference

Note: More Details will be added on this page as it becomes available, make sure to so check back

Conference Keynote Presenters

Dr. Tim Webster's research focuses on mapping and modeling processes of coastal zones

Dr. Tim Webster

His research focus is mapping and modeling processes in the coastal zone.

In 2017 he was presented with the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Award of Distinction, in 2010 the Gulf of Maine Council Visionary Award. He obtained his PhD from Dalhousie University in 2006, MSc from Acadia University in 1996, an Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing in 1988, and a BSc in 1987.

His group has focused on research utilizing an airborne topo-bathymetric lidar sensors where they visualize 3-D data in virtual reality and mixed reality systems to aid in a better understanding of the data and environment.

You can find out more about his research work with the Applied Geomatics Research Group

Anita GraserAnita Graser is a researcher, open source GIS developer, and author

Anita Graser is a researcher, open source GIS developer, and author.

She works at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna, teaches Python for QGIS at UNIGIS Salzburg and serves on the QGIS project steering committee. She has published several books about QGIS, including “Learning QGIS” and “QGIS Map Design”. Her latest project is MovingPandas, a Python library for analyzing movement data.

You can find out more about her work on and follow her on Twitter @underdarkGIS.

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