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The 2020 Student Mapping Competition Winners

The CCA Executive would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 student map competitions.

2019 CCA Conference at UNBC in Prince George British Columbia

2020 Student Mapping Competition Entries

We would like to share the following entries for the CCA 2020 student map competitions.
Winners will be announced at the upcoming AGM in September.

2019 CCA Conference Presentations

2019 CCA Conference Presentations

Last May at the University of Northern British Columbia close to 100 members of the CCA and Northern BC GIS users group came together for the 2019 CCA Conference. The organizing committee put together an excellent conference highlighting the work of cartographers and GIS professionals.

Attendees learned about different projects involving drone and LiDAR mapping, Indigenous Peoples, Canadian free geospatial data resources, creative mapping processes, intricate wood carved globes and much more. Overall there were 32 presentations, which have been made available to watch online with presentation abstracts here on the CCA website.

Conference Keynote Presentation - Chris Brackley, AsTheCrowFlies Cartography

2019 CCA Conference Keynote Presentation

2019 CCA Conference Keynote Presentation Video – Watch Chris Brackley from AsTheCrowFlies Cartography talk about the Giant Floor Map that he created for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Automation The Efficient Cartographers Trade Secret

Automation: The Efficient Cartographers Trade Secret

With respect to the contemporary need to clarify Métis Aboriginal Rights, this analysis will focus on historical cartographic sources as a means to demonstrate the state’s spatial knowledge of the Île-à-la Crosse region as one test of its effective control.

Coast to Coast Look at Canadian Geospatial Data

Coast to Coast Look at Canadian Geospatial Data

This presentation highlights organizations that are clear open data leaders, as well as some of the relatively new portals, and share some of the great data sets are available to the cartographic community …

Reinventing the Globe

Reinventing the Globe

I’m on a quest to carve beautiful, tactile, fully three-dimensional maps and globes out of wood. Based in the mountain town of Rossland, British Columbia, I’ve been looking for a way to reflect new social and cultural assumptions – more environmentally aware, more conscious that this planet is our home – by carving the world into wood using CNC router technology .

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Technology and Photogrammetry

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Technology and Photogrammetry

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, photogrammetry software, orthophotographs, digital elevation models, map features of value. Even consumer-grade RPAS can be used in this manner but with some cost of accuracy …

Mapping in Motion The Augmented Reality Sandbox

Mapping in Motion: The Augmented Reality Sandbox

The Augmented Reality Sandbox is an interactive, three-dimensional, augmented reality exhibit that can be used as an educational tool to explore the importance of water, hydrology, earth science, and environmental studies.

Mt. Edziza Provincial Park Mapping

Mt. Edziza Provincial Park Mapping

In rural British Columbia, the conventional topographic mapping at 1:50,000 scale, from Natural Resources Canada, is now difficult to obtain and Provincial Park Mapping is no longer updated. Yet more recent mapping either does not exist, or involves large formats which are expensive to print. Morgan discusses a new approach, data sources, software, printing issues, some alternatives for the future, and the portability of this approach to other essentially trail-less crown lands in BC.