Meeting of the Canada Forum on Geospatial Standards

Date and Time: February 19th, 1300-1400 EDT via GoToMeeting (connection details below)

Dear Members of the Canadian Geospatial Community,

You are invited to remotely attend and participate in the first full meeting of the Canada Forum for 2019. This meeting is open to all Canadian organisations.

The goal of the Canada Forum is to better serve Canadian needs for geospatial data and services. The Forum is an informal, inclusive organisation open to representatives from Industry, Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal governments, Indigenous Organisations, Academia and Research and Non-Governmental Organisations.

The Canada Forum provides a platform for all stakeholders to increase collaboration with a focus on Canada’s requirements for sharing geospatial data and information, capacity building, innovation, outreach, industry business development, and others. The forum is also intended to provide a venue for the community to improve the level of Canadian influence in the OGC geospatial standards process and related standards partners (e.g. ISO, IHO, GEO, UN-GGIM, W3C, CGSB).

More information on the Forum is available at this link

The co-chairs of the Forum have collected your input from multiple events in 2018. Interest in the forum remains high and it is time to, as a community, consider a work plan for 2019. The work plan is intended to consist of sustainable activities supported by the Canadian geospatial community to solve problems and create opportunities.

The high-level agenda is as follows;

  • Introduction to the Canada Forum
  • 2018 Activities Report
  • 2019/2020 Planned Events Calendar
  • 2019 Work Plan Options
  • Open Discussion
  • Next Steps and Close

If you have any questions or require further information, let us know!

We look forward to meeting you remotely on the 19th.

Best regards,

Canada Forum Co-chairs

Connection Details

1. Tue Feb 19th 1:00 PM EST.https://www4.gotomeeting.com/join/405678485

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

CA: +1 (647) 497-9391

Access Code: 405-678-485  Audio PIN will be displayed upon joining the web session