International Polar Year Conference
The First International Circumpolar Conference on Geospatial Sciences and applications will be held in Yellowknife, N.W.T., Canada from August 20-24, 2007
The Conference is organized by the Mapping Services Branch, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and the North West Territories Geomatics Centre. Partners and sponsors include the International Polar Year (IPY), the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Standards Organization (ISO/TC 211), and the Open Geospatial Consortium Inc.
The Conference will be preceded by the IEEE/ ISPRS/ OGC GEOSS Workshop: August 19 and 20, 2007. The GEOSS user interface: the impact of climate change and variability on biodiversity and energy in the arctic.
Conference Topics and Conference at a Glance
- Development of arctic geospatial infrastructures for northern regions
- Earth observation data and typical challenges for northern regions
- Geospatial knowledge Infrastructures for the North, including traditional knowledge and practices
- Geospatial information in support of geosciences, environmental studies and cultural heritage of the North
- Geospatial data and tools for change monitoring and land management
- Horizontal and vertical reference systems
- Training and capacity building in geospatial information and technologies for indigenous groups.
List of papers to be presented
Results from the workshop discussions and selected Conference papers will be published in Geomatica the Journal of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics focused on geospatial information science, technology and practice.
Yellowknife,conference town and capital of Canada's Northwest Territories did not exist before 1936. The oblique aerial photo was taken as part of a systematic aerial survey program to map Canada's extensive northern lands. The same image perspective was reconstructed with Google Earth imagery showing the state of development in "2007". Just off the photos to the right, on the east side of Yellowknife Bay, is the First Nations community of Detah which was settled around the 1800's.[+]