Local Group Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia


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The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is a non-profit association created to promote the Geomatics Industry in Nova Scotia, while helping to make it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its contribution to the economy. Through a collaboration among a broad membership representing the academia, all levels of Government and private industry GANS provides both professional and social events, networking opportunities, a mentoring program, geospatial job postings and professional development. Their membership fees that are among the lowest in the industry and they allow students to join for a nominal fee so they can take advantage of networking opportunities to use in establishing their geospatial careers.

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia recognizes the importance of geographic education and the significant role that it plays in a young geomatics professional’s career. Therefore they promote and highlight geographic education programs and geospatial related career opportunities in Nova Scotia through a custom poster series. The GANS Geographic Education Posters are created to help young people identify some of the endless possibilities that learning geography provides, by highlighting the various different geography related post-secondary education programs and geospatial related career opportunities available.

All the geomatics related professionals featured in the poster series are graduates from various Nova Scotia high schools that have followed a variety of post-secondary paths, including both colleges and universities, to get where they are today. - Geography Matters!

The custom designed posters are professionally printed and sent to the corresponding high school that the featured professional graduated from. GANS believes that this initiative helps promote both high school geography and our industry, ultimately resulting in more students pursuing geospatial studies and careers after they leave high school. It also provides more knowledge to the teachers, parents, and general public about what our industry does, and how we provide services and knowledge that they depend upon every day.

To find out more about events, initiatives and other information about the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia see https://gans.ca

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