Watch: Remote Sensing, Surveillance, and Mapping with "See
Anywhere - Map Everywhere" (SAME) Technology
Modern geomatics is a Canadian invention that has spawned
an industry generating over $2 billion in products and services
annually, and employing a workforce of approximately 30,000.
Remote sensing, a core geomatics technology, plays a key role
in this sector. Canada has long enjoyed leadership in remote
sensing research and development. Maintaining our leadership
position in this fast-moving, competitive field depends on
innovative researchers, and Dr. Tao and his York University
group are at the forefront of sensor and visualization technologies
and Internet-based mapping.
Dr. Tao will introduce his latest innovation - the SAME technology.
It's an Internet-based tool that allows users to zoom in or
fly past any place on the planet, and to access geographical
data, images and sensor data. The talk will feature a live
demonstration of SAME's potential for real-time monitoring,
surveillance and mapping of critical infrastructure sites
and regions in the world.
Dr. Vincent Tao is a Canada Research Chair and an Associate
Professor in Geomatics at York University. He directs the
York Geospatial Information and Communication Technology Research
Lab, and is a Founder of Toronto-based GeoTango International
Corporation. An internationally recognized innovator, he has
more than 150 research contributions to his credit, and shares,
with his group, numerous licensable technologies, patents
and research prototypes.
Simultaneous translation provided.
DATE: Thursday November 25, 2004 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering
--the Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Daniel Hays
--the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken
--Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC)