Thursday, 5 January 2012

2012 New Year's Wishes

A momentous year for GIS in Manitoba has come to an end.  Now it is time to look forward to the New Year and what we can hope for in Manitoba: 

A New Spatial Data Warehouse
The MLI was state-of-the-art once and is still a fantastic resource for data but it is time for an update with all of the modern services. 

Another Big GIS Conference
Yes we all wish for an annual GIS conference in Manitoba to rival or exceed the one that MGUG put on this fall at Celebrations Dinner Theatre.  MGUG has given themselves a tough act to follow, but we have expectations now.

Orthophoto Refresh Program
The current orthophoto refresh project is a tremendous update to the old orthos from the 1990s and the organizers and partners need to be commended.  The orthos look great.  The current refresh has been running for 7 years and we all wonder what happens when the current round of refresh ends?  Will there be another round?  How long do we have to wait before it starts?  Shouldn’t there be an ongoing refresh of old orthos?  A Provincial Image strategy that includes the North needs to be developed.

Oh I am sure there is more, but then I wouldn’t have anything to wish for next year.

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