Employment opportunity at ESRI Canada: Higher Education Developer/Analyst, Education and Research

Esri Canada Limited has an immediate need for a full-time Higher Education Developer and Analyst, focused on providing support in teaching and research project collaboration in higher education. The position is based out of the Corporate Head Office in Toronto.

The Higher Education Developer and Analyst’s tasks include providing support in GIS research and application development for Esri Canada’s higher education client base; conducting training sessions for higher education clients; and creating resources and collateral for use in higher education teaching.

Competencies in the following are essential:

  • GIS software engineering and application development
  • Use of the Web as a GIS development platform
  • Knowledge of mobile computing
  • Python, Java, JavaScript programming with the ability to learn new languages as required
  • Superior written and oral communication / presentation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

Assets for this position:

  • Doctoral degree preferred
  • Experience managing and completing multipart projects
  • Bilingual (English / French)
  • Ability to work in research and development across diverse problems and domains

For more information and to apply: Job opportunity at ESRI Canada.


Call for papers for a special feature of the Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS)

The Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS) will host a special feature in order to extend the discussion beyond the AGILE 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop “Bridging space, time, and semantics in GIScience” (held on May 9th, 2017) with an open call for submissions from anyone interested in this topic.

The topics of the special feature include, but are not limited to:

  • Semantics and ontologies of spatiotemporal information
  • Sophisticated spatiotemporal models
  • Spatial, temporal, and semantic analysis and representation of dynamic processes, events, and activities
  • Extraction and analysis of spatiotemporal concepts, events, activities, and interactions in space and time from social media and VGI
  • Integration of space, time, and semantics in relevant areas such as transportation, mobility, epidemics, climate change, disaster response, historical GIS, etc.

The deadline for submitting a paper is Febriary 1st, 2018.

For more information and for submitting a paper: Special feature of the Journal of Spatial Information Science.


Postdoc opportunity in signal processing of remote sensing images – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL’s Suborbital Radar Science and Engineering Group. Dr. Marc Simard will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate.

JPL is seeking an expert in signal processing, and in particular image processing to support mapping of Earth topographic features, forests structure and also dynamic coastal regions.

For more information and to apply: JPL postdoc opportunity.


Special activity to mark the retirement of Professor Rock Santerre, August 31st, Université Laval

A special activity is organized to celebrate the career of Professor Rock Santerre on August 31st, at Université Laval.

From 3:30 pm, 3 conférences will be presented, including one by Dr. Santerre on the various GPS-GNSS projects he conducted during his career.

The conferences will be followed by a festive evening, which will start at 5 pm.

All the details about this activity on the Center for Research in Geomatics website [in French].


On July 28th, contribute to a GeoComputation 2017 keynote!

You have ideas regarding the future of GeoComputation, spatial analysis, and modelling? On July 28th, share them at, follow @GeoCompNews and tweet using #geocompkeynote, or send an email to

The ideas received will be shared during a keynote speech at GeoComputation 2017, which will be held from September 4th to 7th, in UK.

For more information: GeoComputation 2017.


Job offer – Professor in image processing – Université de Sherbrooke

The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking candidates for a position of professor in image processing.

The expertise of the candidate must relate to digital image processing, and also to geomatics sciences and technologies (remote-sensing, geographic information systems, etc.).

For more information and to apply: Job offer – Professor in image processing [in French].

Deadline to apply: August 22nd, 2017.


ITIS-IEEE Conference on the Internet of Things – June 16th, Université Laval

You are invited to the Internet of Things: a technology for innovation conference that will be held on June 16th, 11 am to 12:30 pm, in room 3370 of the Adrien-Pouliot Building, Université Laval.

The conference will be presented in English.

Speaker: Anura Jayasumana, Associate Director of the Information Science & Technology Center, Colorado State University.

This conference is presented by the Institut Technologies de l’information et Sociétés (ITIS) of Université Laval and by the Québec Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Free. For more information: ITIS-IEEE IoT Conference.


Sylvie Daniel obtained a Projet de recherche en équipe grant

Sylvie Daniel, member of the Convergence Network, recently obtained a Projet de recherche en équipe grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT). The grant will allow for the development of new hydrographic survey solutions using autonomous vehicles adapted to arctic regions.

The team is composed of:

Main team

  • Sylvie Daniel, project leader. Université Laval
  • Patrick Lajeunesse, INRS-ETE
  • Christian Larouche, Université Laval


  • Roger Côté, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Ralf Bachmayer, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Alain Croteau, Hydro-Québec’s Research Institute
  • Nicolas Seube, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO)

For more information: Sylvie Daniel.


Call for Papers – 14th Conference on Location Based Services, January 15 – 18, Zurich

The 14th Conference on Location Based Services will be held in Zurich, from January 15th to January 18th, 2018.

The conference will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.

A Call for Papers is open, until July 12th, 2017.

For more information: LBS2018.

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The 2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference, August 6 to 10, 2018, Quebec City

The 2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre, from August 6th to August 10th, 2018.

Under the theme Appreciating Difference, the conference will bring reflections and exchanges on the diversity of our contemporary world and on the challenges related to it. Of course this diversity is not in itself a threat, as environmental dangers, technological risks or climate change can be, but a useful resource still waiting to reveal its full potential. Among the questions that could be discussed, let us mention:

  • human relations to Nature and their cultural, technological and political mediation;
  • social dynamics within multilingual or multicultural political entities;
  • current reality of native communities;
  • regionalism in the era of globalization;
  • the impact, cost and politics of environmental and climatic changes, and
  • human migrations of any scale and any causes that recompose the social mosaic anywhere in the world.

For more information, please visit the Website.