Here is an update of what’s happening at Geospatial Niagara as well as other local events throughout Niagara.
1. The TreeOcode stakeholder information meeting was held on September 23rd and was a great success. We are looking forward to working with those who attended. The OpenTreeMap subscription platform will be released this month and we are looking forward to its implementation for the TreeOcode Niagara project. We are still seeking volunteers, everything from promotion to data collection and area stewards. Click TreeOcode Niagara Volunteers to register.
2. There have been a number of new links added to the Links Page in most categories. Please have a look and explore.
3. The Geospatial Niagara logo has been chosen and will be unveiled shortly. We are extremely pleased with the results and can’t thank Paul Coombs of Pddesigns enough for all his hard work. With the completion of the logo, the website design can continue full steam ahead courtesy of Brand Web Design.
4. October has a number of events happening so check out our Events page for happenings in Niagara. Everything from a guided nature walk of Malcolmson Eco-Park to a Software Niagara Democamp, we encourage you to immerse yourself in the geography of Niagara! If you have an event that you would like to include, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. A blog posting was done earlier about the survey imagine Niagara. We can’t stress enough how important it is for your participation. It only takes about 15min to make your opinions known as the Regional Policy Plan will be reviewed. How do you see Niagara in 2063? How do you rank your priorities in terms of items such as transportation, infrastructure, the economy and jobs, natural environment protection? Every opinion counts, and every item has a geospatial component. This is why it is important that we have students in Niagara that are geo-literate and spatial thinkers. The students of today are the decision makers of tomorrow. If you are a teacher, take the time and share the link with your students! If you are a parent, take the time to share it with your children and ask them their opinion.
Until next time… keep spreading the Geographappiness