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Akimiski Island

© NASA Earth Observatory

Geography Awareness Week

November 15 – 19, 2021

Celebrating GIS Day with Launch of Digital Provincial Map Book

A free, online resource to access digital maps of Newfoundland and Labrador is now available. The GIS and Mapping Division of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture has produced a digital map book that will be continuously updated using shared data from various provincial and federal government departments.

Geographic Information Systems Day—November 17

Statistics Canada is organizing an event for federal departments and the general public interested and involved with geomatics, to meet, present and discuss geographic information systems (GIS) activities.

This day will be an opportunity for all GIS communities to come together and network.

The event will be public. Feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and friends!

Event date and times

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Location and registration

This is a virtual event with live discussions and virtual booths. Register on the GIS Day 2021 site.

Provincial & Territorial Activities

Northwest Territories – Click Here


CCOG Joins Canada at the UN-GGIM

Members of the Canadian Council on Geomatics and the Geographical Names Board of Canada were pleased to join Canada’s delegation at the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) at the 11th Annual Session this year, which took place August 23, 24 and 27. The recorded Sessions can be viewed on UN Web TV. The Canadian delegation put forward their endorsement of an updated Standards Guide and the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework in the marine domain. Please consult the provisional agenda for a full breakdown of the committee’s discussion topics and priorities.

2022 Anniversaries

The Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG) and the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC) will both be celebrating anniversaries in 2022. CCOG will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, and GNBC its 125th anniversary of coordinating federal-provincial-territorial collaboration in geomatics. Stay tuned for future announcements about the joint celebration.

Who We Are

Council members come from the governments of Canada, the provinces and the territories. Council members usually represent their government’s major geomatics organizations. The council’s key objective is to advance geomatics activities between jurisdictions.


Our vision is that Canadians and governments can access the best available geographic information to support informed decision making through interoperable systems and data that are maintained in an efficient and effective manner by all Canadian jurisdictions.

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La Tuque Point Cloud

© NRCan

What We Do

The Canadian Council on Geomatics works to advance geomatics activities between federal, provincial and territorial governments.

Topics of Interest

The Canadian Council on Geomatics is involved with all aspects of geomatics in Canada.

Member Organizations

Canadian Council on Geomatics members come from the Provinces, Territories and Federal Government Departments.

Did you know?

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) was invented in Canada in the 1960s, leading to rapid innovation in the use and application of geospatial data.

Geomatics Accord

The Canadian Geomatics Accord enables federal-provincial-territorial collaboration in geomatics.


The Canadian Council on Geomatics has supported the development of a number of publications on topics in the field of Geomatics.