Esri Canada Centre of Excellence

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In 2014, the School of Geography & Earth Sciences was named one of first 6 Esri Canada Centres of Excellence in Higher Education for GIS. There are now 10 centres across Canada. We are proud to be part of this initiative to encourage innovation in GIS research and promote teaching excellence in spatial data management and analysis. Specifically, in the ECCE we focus on new and innovative aspects of GIS technology, including web, mobile and the 3D components of the Esri Platform, to create software and Applications to extend the platform. Our aim is to help students develop skills in spatial data management, analysis, software customization and App development.

As part of this initiative, students participate in App challenges and other competitions that showcase their skills, creativity and innovation.  Additionally, student associates have the opportunity to attend annual Esri user conferences, blog on a dedicated ECCE website and network with other Centres of Excellence across the Canada. Explore more about the ECCE today


For more information on GIS at McMaster, contact Patrick DeLuca, GIS Laboratory, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, delucapf@mcmaster.ca.

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