Symposium on Spatial Information and the Environment

Denis K. Gourdeau gourdead at cadvision.com
Mon Sep 23 23:20:04 EST 1996


The Symposium on Spatial Information and the Environment is approximately
one week away. The following message contains information on the
presentations that we are currently expecting. 

Whether you are a Geomatics (or Survey) Engineer, Geographer, Biologist,
Ecosystem Manager, GIS Technician or another professional working with
Spatial Information and the Environment this Symposium has something for
you. Registration information follows at the end of this message.

 

SYMPOSIUM 
on 
Spatial Information and the Environment

Preliminary Programme as of 19 September, 1996


Sept. 26  19:00  Icebreaker Reception
                 (Sponsored by Calgary Branch of 
                 Canadian Institute of Geomatics)


Sept. 27  08:30  Opening of Symposium, Welcome form the Superintendents   
of  Waterton Lakes and Glacier National Parks 

Overview of Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Data Atlas Projects



Data and Metadata Standards
Session Chair: G. Plunkett 
Friday , 27 September, 9:30 -- 11:30

Spatial Data and Spatial Metadata Standards in Widespread Use in Canada, G.
W. Plunkett and M. M. Allam, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources
Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Spatial Data Exchange Formats and Standards: Comparative Study, Sorokin,
A.D., Research center "Geography of Hazards and Catastrophes", Institute of
Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Staromonetny per. 29, Moscow 109017 Russia

Open Geographic Datastore Interface (OGDI), C. Larouche and G. Clement,
Logiciels et Applications Scientifiques (L.A.S.) Inc., Montreal, PQ, Canada



Regional Georeferencing Challenges
Session Chair: W.A. Martin
Friday , 27 September, 12:30 -- 2:30

Georeferencing Challenges in the Crown of the Continent, J.A.R. Blais,
Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB,
Canada

The Calgary and Edmonton NAD83 Experience, W. Newby, Consultant, Calgary
AB, Canada

Geo-corrections to Spatial Data and the Integration of CAD Data, W.A.
Martin, City of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada



Spatial Rendering and Visualization
Session Chair: J.D. Hughes
Friday , 27 September, 2:30 -- 4:30

Optimising Resource Analysis of Stratified Sequences with 3D Modeling, GIS,
Remote Sensing and 3D Visualization, J.D. Hughes, Geological Survey of
Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada

Digital Geology Photogrammetry to Map the Foothills and Front Ranges,
Southeastern Cordillera NATMAP Project, D. Lebel and R. Da Roza, Geological
Survey of Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada

Historical Terrain Reconstruction for the Creosote Sites on the Bow Rover
in Calgary, J.A.R. Blais, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University
of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, K. He, Consultant, Calgary AB, Canada, C.
Larouche, Logiciels et Applications Scientifiques Inc., Montreal, PQ,
Canada,
and C. Zheng, Imperial Oil, Calgary AB, Canada



Geoscience and Advanced Information Systems
Session Chair: H.A. Karimi
Saturday , 28 September, 8:30 -- 10:30

Open GISs for Solving Cross-Media Spatial Analysis and Modeling Problems,
H.A. Karimi, MCNC-North Carolina Supercomputing Center, Research Triangle
Park NC, USA

The challenges of constructing and managing the Southeastern Cordillera
NATMAP Geoscience Information System, D. Lebel, Geological Survey of
Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada

Mobile GIS Data Acquistion using an Integrated, Multi-Sensor System, B.
Chaplin, C. Tao, M. Chapman,
Department of Geomatics Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary,
Alberta, Canada, and N. ElSheimy, Research and Development Department,
Geofit, Inc., Laval, Quebec, Canada

A Web-Based Tool for Data Organization and Dissemination, R. Ford, R.
Righter, M. Sweet and P. Votava,
Department of Computer Science, University of Montana, Missoula MT USA



Ecological System Monitoring and Modeling
Session Chair: E.A. Johnson 
Saturday , 28 September, 10:30 -- 12:30

Regional Modeling of Water and Carbon Balances for Glacier National Park:
Prediction Variability Induced from Satellite and DEM Data Uncertainties,
J.D. White and S.W. Running, Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group,
School of Forestry, University of Montana, MT, USA

Using Hillslop Geomorphology and Remote Sensing to Examine Landscape
Patterns of Vegetation Distribution., S.R.J. Bridge and E.A. Johnson,
Department of Biological Sciences and  Kananaskis Field Stations, Calgary,
AB, Canada

The Fire Frequency and Age Mosaic of a Mixedwwod Boreal Forest, J.M.H. Weir
and E.A. Johnson, Department of Biological Sciences and  Kananaskis Field
Stations, Calgary, AB, Canada

Potential for Integrated GIS-EPIC Model for Precision Farming, L.
Kryzanowski, T. Goddard, K. Cannon,
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Edmonton, AB, Canada, and
C. Izaurralde and T. Martin, Department of Renewable Resources, University
of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada



Environmental Statistics and Applications
Session Chair: L.Z. Florence
Saturday , 28 September, 1:30 -- 3:30

Environmental Statistics:  an evolving discipline, L.Z. Florence,
Statistical Support Services, Alberta Environmental Centre, Alberta
Research Council, Vegreville, AB, Canada

Computer intensive bootstrap and jackknife procedures for statistical
analysis when sample sizes are small, with application to monitoring
mercury levels in fish, Michelle Hiltz, Alberta Environmental Centre,
Vegreville, Alberta, Canada

Time Series Methods for Environmental Data, H. V. Nguyen, Alberta
Environmental Centre, Alberta Research Council, Vegreville, AB, Canada

Spatial Patterns Generated by Certain Iterated Systems, B.  Voorhees,
Center for Natural and Human  Science, Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB,
Canada

Modelling Boundary Uncertainty in Geospatial Information Systems, A.A.
Alisheikh and J.A.R. Blais,
Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB,
Canada


Saturday , 28 September, 4:00  Concluding Session



Posters

Adapting GIS Technology for Natural Resources Managers, C. Larouche, G.
Clement, Logiciels et Applications Scientifiques Inc., Montreal, PQ,
Canada; and F. Potvin, Ministere de l'Environnement et de la Faune, Quebec,
PQ, Canada



REGISTRATION FORM  (Conf. # 68055)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      SYMPOSIUM ON SPATIAL INFORMATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
                    September 26 - 28, 1996


Name  ____________________________________________________________________
                    ( first, last)                (For Badge)
Organization  ____________________________________________________________
Address  _________________________________________________________________
City  ____________________________________________________________________
Prov/State  ___________________________________  Postal/Zip Code _________
Work Phone  ____________________________  Fax ____________________________
Email  ___________________________________________________________________

Registration fees include the Icebreaker Reception Thursday evening, lunch 
on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Friday, and the Proceedings. GST no.  
R108102864. All attendees  must  pre-register! (due to inclusion of meals).

REGISTRATION FEES:    Before September 9            After September 9

Regular              $150.00 ($140.19+$9.81)       $180.00 ($168.22+$11.78)
Students or 
Retired Persons      $100.00 ($93.46+$6.54)        $130.00 ($121.50+$8.50)
(ID required)

For those traveling to the Symposium from Calgary, bus service will be 
available leaving from from the locations listed below on Thursday 
September 26 and returning after the concluding Session on Saturday,  
September 28 at approximately 4:30 pm  (16:30 hrs).

Cardinal coach to Waterton         $65.00 ($60.75 + $4.25)
       3:00 pm (15:00 hrs) Arrivals level, Calgary Airport
       3:40 pm (15:40 hrs) Hospitality Inn, 135 Southland Drive S.E.

Alternative modes of transportation may be available if sufficient interest
is expressed. Rental cars are obviously available at the Calgary Airport.


Do you require vegetarian meals?   yes |__|


PAYMENT (IN CANADIAN FUNDS) MUST ACCOMPANY THIS FORM

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Please send registration form and total fees to the following:
***** Within 10 days of Symposium, please notify us by phone or fax ***** 

       Margaret-Anne Stroh
       The University of Calgary
       Conference Management Services
       1833 Crowchild Trail N. W.
       Calgary, AB   T2M 4S7
       Tel.: 403-220-6229  
       Fax.: 403-284-4184
       Email: mastroh at acs.ucalgary.ca



ACCOMMODATIONS:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A block of rooms at the Bayshore Inn will be held until September 12
ranging from $65 upwards (plus applicable taxes) for single or double 
occupancy. Please book early as space and rates cannot be guaranteed 
after this date:
       Tel.: 403-859-2211 
       Fax.: 403-859-2291 
mentioning the Symposium Spatial Information and the Environment.



CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The organizers intend to publish the Proceedings of this Symposium in 
early 1997 with the sponsorship of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics. 
The full papers can be distributed in preprint format at the Symposium  
but the final versions will only be due at the end of October 1996 for 
the refereeing process prior to their publication. Specific format and 
other details will be posted later on.




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