Announcements

Executive Meeting - December 1, 2022

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to discuss formation of an education committee, media committee, group membership rate, and a by-law ammendment for retirement membership options.   


Executive Meeting - November 4, 2022

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to formally appoint a treasurer, and discuss formation of an education committee, media committee, group membership rate, and a by-law ammendment for retirement membership options.   


Executive Meeting - October 14, 2022

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to discuss the treasurer vacancy, formation of an education committee, media committee, group membership rate, and a by-law ammendment for retirement membership options.   


Reminder - AAGP Membership Renewals - June 27, 2022

A friendly reminder that member fees are now past due.  As indicated in our by-laws, “Annual fees are due and shall be paid by the first day of June of each year for the proceeding year.  When a Full member, Associate member, or Student member is in arrears of fees in excess of 30 days after June 1st, they shall cease to hold membership of any class but may obtain reinstatement for membership upon submission of a new application.”  If you do not hold membership in the association, your e-mail is subject to removal from the list-server.  

If you have not already done so, please contact finance@aagp.ca before this Thursday June 30th to ensure continued and uninterrupted membership to the Atlantic Association of Geomatics and Planning.  


AGM Follow-up Message - June 20, 2022

Please see the following memo from Executive and Council

There are a few items that the Atlantic Association of Geomatics and Planning (AAGP) Council would like to highlight following the Annual General Meeting (AGM).  

Meeting Minutes

The approved minutes from the 2021 AGM are available on the website.  The draft minutes for this year’s AGM can be found here.  

Vacancies on Council and Education Committee

You will notice that as indicated in the 2022 AGM Minutes, we are in need of volunteers to take on roles on Council which remained vacant at the conclusion of the June 13th meeting.  We are encouraging our members to become involved and consider putting forward their names for consideration as Treasurer.  If you have any questions about this position, please send a message to finance@aagp.ca.

A call was put out for members to take part in the Education Committee, to help plan and prepare for the next AAGP workshop in 2023 as well as to begin exploring other options, such as online training.  At the conclusion of the AGM, there were no named volunteers for this committee.  Without an Education Committee, a workshop next year cannot be held.  Executive and Council encourages anyone interested in being part of the Education Committee to email info@aagp.ca at their earliest convenience.  We also extend our thanks to Mark Hebert at COGS for offering to help out with the Education Committee.  

Member participation in various Association roles is essential as we continue to evolve.  We look forward to hearing from you and working collectively to continue to advance the interests and priorities of the AAGP.  

Membership Renewals

As indicated in our by-laws, “Annual fees are due and shall be paid by the first day of June of each year for the proceeding year.  When a Full member, Associate member, or Student member is in arrears of fees in excess of 30 days after June 1st, they shall cease to hold membership of any class but may obtain reinstatement for membership upon submission of a new application.”

There are several members who have not submitted payment.  An invoice was sent to you in early June via email.  If you cannot find your invoice, please contact finance@aagp.ca to request it again.  We ask you to arrange payment of your renewal invoice via finance@aagp.ca as soon as possible so that you will continue your membership and retain uninterrupted access to the list-server and related resources.  


New Members Outreach

Please reach out to your colleagues around the region and let them know that we are expanding our scope to include geomatics professionals of all kinds. Our main focus traditionally has been centred on the administration of land and land related information, but we are reaching out to include GIS practitioners in other fields and areas of expertise. Our goal is to create a network of communication and learning which will benefit any professional working directly in a GIS environment, sharing skills and concepts ranging from data management and editing to complex spatial analysis, and how to share that information with a broad audience. 
Feedback

As we draw closer to the 50th anniversary of this association in 2025, we need you to take a part in determining our future course.  Whether you have a question, a complaint, a suggestion, or even a bit of trivia, the Council wants to hear from you!  We are looking for new opportunities to engage our membership and all input is welcome.   


Workshop Cancellation and Annual General Meeting Rescheduled - June 6, 2022

It is with great disappointment that the AAGP Executive and Workshop Committee have come to the decision to cancel the upcoming AAGP Conference slated for June 13-15th at COGS. We had high hopes of hosting an in-person event this spring; unfortunately, due to a combination of unexpected conflicts, and the ongoing spread of COVID-19 the committee could not justify carrying on with the conference.

Be assured, the Workshop Committee is working on some alternative approaches to bring the membership together to learn, collaborate and grow together, so stay tuned!

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback, and our apologies to those who had planned to attend.

We are nonetheless please to reschedule the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and proceed forward with this on the afternoon of June 13th (see below).  

Annual General Meeting

Please find attached a calendar appointment with Microsoft Teams Meeting details for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Atlantic Association of Geomatics and Planning on Monday June 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.  We invite you to join us to take part in the many important discussions shaping the future of our association and encourage you to save this to your calendars.  The following from Microsoft might be useful reference material for joining the meeting: Join a meeting without a Teams account (microsoft.com)

Please note the following documents as it relates to this :

We will also be holding the election of officers and provincial representatives for council during the AGM.  The following positions are available for nominations :

  • President – Expression of Interest
  • Vice-President – Currently no nominations
  • Treasurer – Currently no nominations
  • Membership Chair – Expression of Interest
  • Secretary – Expression of Interest
  • Media Relations – Expression of Interest
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Representative – Expression of Interest
  • New Brunswick Provincial Representative – Expression of Interest
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Representative – Expression of Interest
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Representative – Currently no nominations

Additional information regarding the Annual General Meeting can be found in the revised 2022 AGM Notice.  We will also take this time to remind that voting matters for the association are limited to full level and lifetime members in good standing as per the adopted by-laws. 

If you have any questions, please let us know by e-mail at info@aagp.ca

Thank you,

AAGP Executive and Council / AAGP Education Committee


Executive Meeting - May 19, 2022

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the planning of the 2022 workshop and to discuss other matters relating to media, membership, and finances.    


Registration is now open for the 2022 AAGP Conference!

Dates: June 13th, 14th and 15th

Location: Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown, NS

Join us at COGS for the three day AAGP conference to take part in presentations, demonstrations, and prizes! Some additional perks include:

• Coffee/tea and a light breakfast each morning.

• Catered lunch at COGS on Monday

• Complimentary dinner at the Edelweiss Inn

• A walking tour with George Forsyth of the Blomidon Naturalist’s Society

• A hospitality suite Monday and Tuesday evenings at the COGS residence

A reminder that we will be holding our AGM Tuesday the 14th from 2:30 – 4:30pm.  

CLICK HERE REGISTER!

 


Executive Meeting - April 8, 2022

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the planning of the 2022 workshop and to discuss other matters relating to media, membership, the list-server, finances and records management.    


 

Call for Presentations for the June 2022 AAGP Conference - Deadline May 6, 2022

The AAGP Education Committee is looking for short presentations from our members for the upcoming June 2022 AAGP Conference. We want to know what you’ve been working on that has you excited!

Presentation Length: presentations should be about 10-15 minutes long, with 5 additional minutes for questions. 

Topics: You decide! Showcase the maps you’ve been working on; share a geoprocessing solution you’ve developed; tell us about your experience upgrading to ArcGIS Enterprise; or demonstrate how you’re using new datasets (LiDAR, Census, etc). Whatever the topic, we want to know about those projects that make you tick!

Contact: Please email Tyler Veinot at tylerkveinot@gmail.com with a short description of your topic by no later than May 6, 2022 and we will be in touch!

 

*Do you have a lengthier presentation to share, or maybe you know someone else that would fit the AAGP Conference? Send the details to the email above.  


Executive Meeting - January 27, 2022

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the planning of the 2022 workshop and to discuss social media, group membership rate, membership management and the list-server.    


NSCC-COGS Industry Expo 2022 - December 6, 2021

It's once again time to plan for the NSCC - Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) Industry Expo. With COVID-19 protocols still in place, they are again offering a modified version of their traditional expo .    

What?

  • Through an online presentation format, tell our students and staff all about your company or organization — potential opportunities or careers, new innovations, or upcoming projects.
  • Visit the COGS campus in person. *In-person visits are subject to current NSCC protocols.

when?

  • Starting in the month of February 
  • You choose a date that works for you 
  • We’d prefer to meet during the students' lunch break to minimize class disruption, but we can work with you to accommodate your needs 

How?

  • For online presentations, we will set up a meeting for you - you’ll just have to share your screen and present! Invitations will go out to all students and staff 
  • For in-person visits we will arrange meeting space and AV equipment needs

Register Here

Click here to complete a registration form

Have Questions?

Contact Tracy.Churchill@nscc.ca with any questions

NSCC - Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS)

50 Elliott Road, 

Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0


Executive Meeting - December 2, 2021

The AAGP Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the planning of the 2022 workshop and to discuss social media, committee structures, group membership rate, Newfoundland and Labrador representative vacancy, and the list-server.    


2021 Workshop

The 2021 Workshop was held virtually on July 7th, 9th, and 11th due to the ongoing COVID-19 response throughout our region.  The annual General Meeting was also held on July 9th.  


Name Change - September 25, 2020

Our name has changed! We are now officially the  Atlantic Association of Geomatics and Planning (AAGP).

Following the AGM, we are also announcing a newly elected Executive Council and Education Committee.

2020 Workshop

This years' workshop did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related states of emergency. The Annual General Meeting will take via video conference on September 25, 2020.

Executive Meeting - March 6, 2020

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the planning of the 2020 workshop and to discuss rebranding, fixed term positions for Executive Council, group work in workshops, and the 50th anniversary of the association.


Executive Meeting - October 25, 2019

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review action items from the AGM and discuss membership and finances, and receive an update from the Education Committee on the 2019 workshop.

2019 Workshop - June 10-11-12, 2019

This years' workshop took place at the NS Geomatics Centre and Mount Allison University and consisted of lectures on GIS as a spatial decision support tool, modelling inland flood risk, GeoNB, ArcGIS Community Hub, NS Geographic Information Services, ArcGIS Online/Survey 123 use in By-Law enforcement, and a tour of the NS Geomatics Centre. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

Executive Meeting - March 1, 2019

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the planning of the 2019 workshop, and to discuss newsletters, our Facebook group, and the COGS Graduate Awards.


Executive Meeting - October 12, 2018

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review action items from the AGM and discuss membership and finances, a survey for fixed terms for Executive Council and receive an update from the Education Committee on the 2018 workshop.

2018 Workshop - June 11-12-13, 2018

This years' workshop took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences and consisted of lab sessions on Modelling with QGIS, PDX Service and Open Data Portal (PVSC), ArcGIS Pro, and AutoCAD along with lectures on NSCAF, Coastal Impacts Visualization Environment (CLIVE), Hi-accuracy mapping with smartphones/tablets, Field mapping technologies, and Augmented reality in the mapping world. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

Executive Meeting - April 6, 2018

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to receive an update from the Education Committee on the 2018 workshop planning, and discuss membership, and finances.

Education Committee Meeting - March 13, 2018

The committee met on this day to continue the planning for the 2018 workshop.

Education Committee Meeting - January 23, 2018

The committee met on this day to review the 2017 workshop and start the planning for the 2018 workshop.


Executive Meeting - October 20, 2017

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review action items from the AGM, Executive Council roles, workshop financial report, lifetime member certificates, and the 2018 workshop committee.

2017 Workshop - June 19-20-21, 2017

This years' workshop was titled "Beyond the Desktop" and took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences.  The keynote speaker was Rob Oikle, Geomatics Researcher with Carleton University. Other sessions involved drones/UAV's, NS Provincial datasets, ArcGIS Online, Survey 123, QGIS, and Open Source solutions for municipalities. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

Executive Meeting - March 30, 2017

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to discuss By-Law amendments, rebranding, and the workshop agenda.

Executive Meeting - February 2, 2017

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to discuss our scholarship, the 2017 workshop, marketing, By-Law amendments and policies, and website maintenance.

Education Committee Meeting - January 26, 2017

The committee met on this day to continue the planning for the 2017 workshop.

Education Committee Meeting - October 18, 2017

The committee met on this day for the first time to begin the planning and delivery of the 2017 workshop.


Executive Meeting - October 7, 2016

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2016 workshop and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives from the Annual General Meeting.

2016 Workshop - June 13-14-15, 2016

This years' workshop was titled "Sink or Swim:  Planning for Climate Change" and  took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 25 attendees.  The keynote speaker was James Boxall of the Dalhousie GIScience Centre and the special guest presenter was Richard Zurawski. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

2016 Student Success Awards Banquet (NSCC COGS) - April 29, 2016

The AAPT awarded one $1000 scholarship to a returning full-time student entering into the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC COGS) and well as the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award to a graduating student who demonstrated the best overall achievement in fulfilling the requirements in the Geographic Sciences Diploma Program at NSCC COGS.

Executive Meeting - March 4, 2016

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to begin the planning for the 2016 workshop.


Executive Meeting - November 17, 2015

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2015 workshop and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives from the Annual General Meeting.

2015 Workshop - June 15-16-17, 2015

This years' workshop was titled "Asset Management" and covered three elements; Data Collection, Data Maintenance & Storage, and Data Publishing & Sharing.  The workshop took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 25 attendees. 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the association. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

2015 Student Success Awards Banquet (NSCC COGS) - May 1, 2015

The AAPT awarded two $500 scholarships to two returning full-time students entering into the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC COGS) and well as the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award to a graduating student who demonstrated the best overall achievement in fulfilling the requirements in the Geographic Sciences Diploma Program at NSCC COGS.

Executive Meeting - March 24, 2015

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to finalize the organization of the 2015 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.


Executive Meeting - November 4, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to continue planning for the 2015 workshop, marking the 40th anniversary of the AAPT, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

Executive Meeting - August 22, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2014 workshop, start planning for the 2015 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

2014 Workshop - June 17-18-19-20, 2014

This years' workshop was titled " Expect the Unexpected! - Emergency Planning and Crime Analysis" and focused on Emergency Management and Response as it relates to Planning and GIS.  The workshop took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 15 members and 1 student in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event and allowing us to use their facilities.  As well, thank you to the presenters and organizers that made this workshop possible. A special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia for co-sponsoring the workshop. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

2014 Student Success Awards Banquet (NSCC COGS) - May 2, 2014

The AAPT awarded two $500 scholarships to two returning full-time students entering into the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC COGS) and well as the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award to a graduating student who demonstrated the best overall achievement in fulfilling the requirements in the Geographic Sciences Diploma Program at NSCC COGS.

Executive Meeting - April 8, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to finalize the organization of the 2014 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

Executive Meeting - January 28, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2013 workshop, start planning for the 2014 / 2015 workshops, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.


2013 Workshop - June 4-5-6-7, 2013

The 2013 workshop took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 20 members in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event, the use of their facilities, and the instructors for their presentations. As well, thank you to all of the other presenters that made this workshop possible. Special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations for co-sponsoring the workshop. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.


AAPT Newsletter Released - January 31, 2012

The latest edition of our newsletter contains an overview of the 2012 workshop, the draft minutes of the 2012 AGM, an overview of the AAPT booth at the 2012 ESRI User Conference, and more.  Click to view... 

ESRI Regional User Conference (ERUC) Exhibitor Booth - October 30-31, 2012

The AAPT operated an exhibitors booth at the Solutions Expo of the Fredericton ERUC to further promote the association.  A number of NSCC COGS students and  persons employed in the Geomatics industry dropped by for more information on the association.  New memberships have directly resulted from booth.

Executive Meeting - October 11, 2012

The AAPT Executive and Council met on October 11th to review the 2012 workshop, start organizing for the 2013 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

2012 Workshop - June 6-7-8, 2012

The 2012 workshop took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Science with a total of 20 members in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event, the use of their facilities, and the instructors for their presentations. As well, thank you to all of the other presenters that made this workshop possible. Special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations for co-sponsoring the workshop. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

Evening Social - February 16, 2012

To coincide with the 2012 NSCC COGS "Employer Industry Tours" which were hosted by the AAPT, the association held an evening social at the Middle Deck in Halifax. Approximately 30 people were in attendance and consisted of COGS students currently enrolled the Geographic Sciences Diploma program, some COGS faculty and alumni, and some members of the AAPT.

NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour - February 16-17, 2012

The association once again hosted the NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour. This involved twenty (30) students from the Geographic Sciences Program touring various employers throughout the HRM. Included in the tours were the Department of Natural Resources, Parks Canada, HRM Planning Services, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia Power, and ESRI Canada.

Executive Meeting - January 26, 2012

The AAPT Executive and Council met to review the 2011 workshop, plan for the 2012 workshop, and discuss other association matters.


AAPT Launches New Website - October 21, 2011

This marks a significant step forward in our initiative to provide our members with additional benefits as well as attract new / returning members to the association.

AAPT Donation to W. K. Morrison Collection (NSCC COGS) - October 13, 2011

$1,000 was donated to the Nova Scotia Community College Foundation to be used in its entirely as a contribution to the NSCC COGS campus for the restoration and documentation of the Walter K. Morrison collection.

AAPT Skills Survey 2011

The results of the AAPT Skills Survey have been compiled and are now available. It is the intent that this data be used in curriculum development to identify occupational skills and abilities to ensure currency, relevance and accountability to industry and business sectors. Thank you to those that took the time to complete the survey. Congratulations to Cheryl MacKintosh who was the winner of the draw for the Garmin nüvi™ 265WT Portable GPS from the list of survey respondents.

2011 Workshop - June 15-16-17, 2011

The 2011 workshop took place at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Science with a total of 25 members in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event, the use of their facilities, and the instructors for their presentations. As well, thank you to all of the other presenters that made this workshop possible. Special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations for co-sponsoring the workshop. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

W. K. Morrison Special Collection & Terra Cognita Exhibit - April 29, 2011

Exhibition recognizing the donation of a research collection by the late Walter K. Morrison, Cartographer Emeritus of COGS. This collection encompasses the historical evolution of cartography with a focus on J.F.W. DesBarres’ Atlantic Neptune. When: April 29, 2011 Where: NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences, 50 Elliot Road, Lawrencetown Exhibit Hours: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Executive Meeting - March 10, 2011

The AAPT Executive and Council met to continue the planning for the 2011 workshop, review the results of a recent balloting process, and discuss other association matters.

Associate Membership Requirements Amended - February 2011

The AAPT members voted in favor of amending our by-law as follows (amendment in bolded italics):
Qualifications to Membership 8. (3) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP may be granted at the discretion of the Membership Committee to a resident who has completed a course in instruction in Town and Regional Planning recognized by the AAPT Council or equivalent training and has less than one (1) year experience in the field.

Merit Award renamed to Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award - February 2011

The AAPT members voted in favor of renaming our Merit award to the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award. Tim was a COGS graduate of the Planning: Land Information Technology program, a Senior Planner with the Town of Amherst, a colleague of AAPT members, and a dedicated member of this Association. Tim passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Cartographer Emeritus passes away - February 26, 2011

MORRISON, Walter Kenneth - Cartographer Emeritus, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), NSCC, Lawrencetown, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2011. Below is the Obituary:

Cartographer Emeritus passes away at age 86
MORRISON, Walter Kenneth - Cartographer Emeritus, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), NSCC, Lawrencetown, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2011, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton.  Walter was a son of the late Kenneth Morrison (formerly of Rear Baddeck) and Christene (MacLean) Morrison (formerly of Middle River, Victoria Co.).  He was born in Waltham, Mass., in 1924.  He was predeceased by his mother, father, and brother Donald.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  A larger number of counsins on both sides of his family, many colleagues, and friends are left to mourn his passing.  He served with the United States Air Force during the Second World War as Staff Sergeant with the 774th Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress out of Foggia, Italy.  Walter served as a mid-gunner and flew 11 missions before returning to the United States.  Following the war, he studied geography at Clark University and in 1952 received a Masters Degree in geography.  He later secured a position as a professional cartographer with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., and worked on a variety of innovative projects for the magazine.  In his nine years at the Geographic, he was an important part of a talented group who would establish mapping procedures that became standard in the business for 40 years.  In the early 1960s he returned to his ancestral area of Cape Breton Island, and in 1966 accepted a position at the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute in Lawrencetown as head instructor in the Cartography Program.  To this institution and the students of cartography, Walter brought his wealth of knowledge and innovation to the classroom for 19 years.  He was instrumental in the design and layout of the extensive labs that were installed there in the "New" NSLSI facility built there in 1974, and used for all manners of map production activities that preceded the digital age.  Throughout his career, and following his retirement in 1985, Walter remained focused on his research into the cartographic evolution of Nova Scotia.  He published a number of important articles regarding the early mapping of Nova Scotia in the Nova Scotia Historical Review and in The Map Collector.  He always gave special attention to J.F.W. Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune, his most favoured research topic.  Many former students of the College acquired antique maps which Walter framed, as graduation prizes in the Cartography Program.  Walter's remains have been received by Dalhousie University for medical research.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In Walter's memory donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  

Evening Social - February 10, 2011

To coincide with the 2011 NSCC COGS "Employer Industry Tours" which were hosted by the AAPT, the association held an evening social at the Middle Deck in Halifax. Approximately 35 people were in attendance and consisted of COGS students currently enrolled the Geographic Sciences Diploma program, some COGS faculty and alumni, and some members of the AAPT.

NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour - February 10-11, 2011

The association once again hosted the NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour. This involved twenty (20) students from the Geographic Sciences Program touring various employers throughout the HRM. Included in the tours were the Department of Natural Resources, Parks Canada, HRM Planning Services, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canadian Hydrographic Services, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.


ESRI Regional User Conference (ERUC) Exhibitor Booth - October 27, 2010

The AAPT operated an exhibitors booth at the Solutions Expo of the Fredericton ERUC. There we showcased what the association has to offer through a PowerPoint presentation, informational handouts, and members that promoted the association and answered questions.

New Logo Launched - June 17, 2010

The new AAPT logo was officially launched on this day during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

2010 Workshop - June 16-17-18, 2010

The 2010 workshop was held at the NSCC Waterfront Campus located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Executive and Council will be meeting in the fall of 2010 to plan for the 2011 workshop to be held at the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown (Annapolis Valley), Nova Scotia. The Annual General Meeting was also held during the workshop.

Evening Social - March 25, 2010

To coincide with the 2010 NSCC COGS "Employer Industry Tours" which were hosted by the AAPT, the association held an evening social at the Middle Deck in Halifax. Approximately 40 people were in attendance and consisted of COGS students currently enrolled the Geographic Sciences Diploma program, COGS faculty and alumni, and members of the AAPT.

NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour - March 25-26, 2010

The association hosted the NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour. This involved twenty (25) students from the Geographic Sciences Program touring various employers throughout the HRM. Included in the tours were the Department of Natural Resources, Parks Canada, HRM Planning Services, NSCC Print Shop, and ESRI Canada.

Executive Meeting - February 19, 2010

A portion of the Executive met on this day to review the results of the conceptual AAPT logo survey, the upcoming newsletter release, an upcoming social event, the draft dacum (Developing a Curriculum) chart, and to continue planning for the 2010 workshop.

AAPT Website Gets a New Look - February 8, 2010

The Association is proud to present their newly redesigned website to assist current technicians in their career paths and those technicians that may be interested in becoming a part of our growing organization.

Conceptual Logo Survey - January 11, 2010

A survey was sent to all members of the Association as well as select Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) faculty to decide upon a new logo design. Six designs were presented and participants voted for their favourite. The results of the survey will be reviewed during the next Executive meeting with the announcement of the new logo to following shortly thereafter.


Executive Meeting - October 30, 2009

A portion of the Executive met on this day to review the survey results from the 2009 workshop, a proposed redesign of the website, and to review conceptual AAPT new logo designs. In addition, the AAPT scholarship was discussed, the new Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) Planning curriculum, and planning for the 2010 workshop began.