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Greetings from CRSS-SCT President; Membership Renewal; Reminder: Abstracts for 36th CSRS



Dear CRSS-SCT Members,


2014 was an excellent year for CRSS-SCT with many new initiatives as well as future plans.  At the heart of these successes is you, our Members. We invite you to renew your membership. For a summary of some of the benefits of being a CRSS-SCT member, please click here.


To renew (or for new colleagues to join), simply click on “Online Membership” to the left on this page. Earlier this year, each member received an email with your username and password. You can access and update your profile, and check your renewal date (for many of you, this will be 31 December 2014).

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CRSS-SCT Lethbridge Chapter co-sponsors Lethbridge GIS Day Event



GIS Day in mid-November has grown around the world to become a focal point for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related topics. Many organizations use this special day as an opportunity to hold events and spread the GIS word.  As in many other years, GIS professionals in Lethbridge, Alberta held a full day event on November 19th to help celebrate all things related to GIS.  The Oldman River Regional Services Commission was the generous host and organizer of the event. Over 60 people from 22 different community organizations attended.  There were 8 great speakers who presented on a wide array of GIS, remote sensing and related topics and themes, and the whole event was very well received. With some great local sponsors (Alberta Geomatics Group, Canadian Remote... + More


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GIS Day 2014 Selkirk College



CRSS-SCT Kootenay Chapter: The CRSS-SCT Kootenay Chapter had their grand opening announcement at the Selkirk College on the GIS Day on November 19, 2014. The event was part of the global GIS Day 2014. The 80 attendees, included biologists, foresters, resource managers, protected area managers, current and future students, members of the fire department and First Nations, and interested public. Dr. Jon Corbett from the University of British Columbia Okanagan was the keynote speaker and gave a very inspiring talk.


Through the CRSS-SCT Kootenay Chapter, CRSS-SCT was proud to be a platinum sponsor of this event

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Report on the 35th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing



The Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS) has been an Associate Member of the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) since 1989. The AARS is the organization behind the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), dedicated to fostering the exchange of information about remote sensing in Asia – especially in developing countries.  I attended the successful 35th ACRS held in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, in late October. This marks a quarter century of CRSS involvement. Canada was well represented.  PCI Geomatics, long a major corporate sponsor of the ACRS and AARS, had a booth. Papers were given by PCI’s Arnold Hougham, Hatfield’s Genevieve Lavoie, and myself. I was also on the local Conference Committee. The ISBN for the 35th ACRS... + More


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CRSS-SCT Now Has 5 Chapters Across Canada



The CRSS-SCT Executive is pleased to announce four new Chapters, in the Atlantic Region; Toronto Ontario; Lethbridge Alberta, and in the Kootenay Region of south-eastern B.C.  These new Chapters join with the long established CRSS-SCT Ottawa Chapter in fostering local remote sensing events and activities to members of the CRSS-SCT.  Look out for events being hosted by your local Chapter or contact the individual(s) below for more information. If interested to form a new Chapter, please contact the CRSS-SCT President [President(at)] or any member of the CRSS-SCT Executive.

CRSS-SCT Chapter Chair (or Co-Chairs) Contact Information:

CRSS-SCT Atlantic Chapter: Brigitte Leblon [bleblon(at)]

CRSS-SCT Ottawa Chapter: Peter White... + More


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CRSS Toronto Chapter to Participate at OARS Technical Meeting, Nov 20 2014



CRSS Toronto Chapter is participating in the coming OARS Technical meeting to be held on November 20, 2014 at Optech Corporate Headquarters, 300 Interchange Way, Vaughan, Ontario at 12:00 pm. Optech Inc, the world leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced LiDAR and camera survey instruments, will present the latest innovations and developments in the field. If you wish to attend, please send your name and affiliation by Friday November 14 to Dr. Baoxin Hu at or Dr. Ahmed Shaker at . List of attendees must be provided in advance to Optech.

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CRSS-SCT Partners with GoGeomatics for Back to School Socials September 24-26th, 2014.



The Canadian Remote Sensing Society is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the GoGeomatics Back to School Cross-Canada Socials this September. These events are being held in various cities across the country and are open to students, industry professionals, and managers. These events allow you the chance to mingle and make new contacts. Events are being held in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagra and Halifax. Check out the dates, times and venues at each location  ( and if an event is in your area be sure to take it... + More


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Conference Summary + CRSS-SCT AGM and new 2014-2015 Executive

JULY 20 2014, 19H13 | By CRSS-SCT_ NEWSPOST


The IGARSS-2014/35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing was a tremendous success last week in Québec City. It was a full week of plenary and special sessions, a top science program of oral and poster presentations, exhibiter and partner booths, award presentations, many social and networking opportunities, a memorable banquet, and much more.


The CRSS-SCT Annual General Meeting was held 18 July 2014 at the conference. CRSS-SCT President Monique Bernier summarized all the progress and new changes during her tenure, Treasurer Joe Piwowar provided a full report on the Society's finances, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Coops presented new arrangements for CJRS, National Awards Chair Anne Smith announced the full slate of... + More


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IGARSS-2014/35th CSRS Opens in Québec City; Major Awards Announced

JULY 14 2014, 14H13 | By CRSS-SCT_ NEWSPOST


The Canadian Remote Sensing Society is delighted to welcome all members and delegates to IGARSS-2014/35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, which was opened this morning in Québec City by General Conference Chair and CRSS-SCT President Monique Bernier. This was followed by welcomes from CSA President Walter Natynczyk, NRCan ADM Brian Gray, IEEE Director Marina Ruggieri, IEEE GRSS President Melba Crawford, and CRSS-SCT Vice-President Anne Smith. This was followed by four Plenary Presentations on the Conference Theme "Energy and our Changing Planet" by international experts from France, USA, Canada and South Africa.


Major CRSS-SCT Award medalists were announced at the Opening Session this... + More


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CRSS-SCT signs MOU with CCA

JUNE 18 2014, 07H23 | By CRSS-SCT_ NEWSPOST


CRSS-SCT is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA). Current plans include a partnered national conference in Winnipeg in 2016, as well as other initiatives. Building on past collaborations (e.g. 2010 Symposium in Regina SK), this partnership will provide mutual benefits to members of both organizations.

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