My name is Ted MacKinnon, I am a geomatics specialist with over 20 years experience currently working with Natural Resources Canada in Atlantic Canada. I have earned the GISP status from the GIS Certification Institute, a certified Remote Sensing Specialist certificate from the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, am a Fellow with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, have been published in several journals and magazines, and am very active with several professional association Board of Directors.
I originally started an online portfolio as a way to have my resume online all the time, and to help progress my career while studying Applied Geomatics Research at COGS but since then I have allowed it to morph into an online geospatial web resource where I share knowledge about geographic information and geospatial resources (through my experience, literature, samples, maps, photos and other interesting information that I have learned over the years).
I have been fortunate enough over my career to work in many geomatics related disciplines in academic research, private industry, and all levels of government, providing me with many different views and experiences of the geomatics sector. Part of that time provided with a unique opportunity that allowed me to travel all across North and Central America for various survey projects, allowing me to better appreciate Canadian geography. The majority of people can not really appreciate how big Canada really is, and how different its landscapes are from coast to coast.
Living in a rural Canadian environment, although great for enjoying an easy going laid back lifestyle, can sometimes have drawbacks, such as staying informed on what is currently happening with the Canadian geomatics sector. However thanks to the evolution of the technology, the internet, social media and extensive networking through professional associations, I have not only been able to stay current, but also become a major influencer in the Canadian geospatial community.
My site allows others to learn a little more about myself, my work and my passion for geomatics. Therefore I encourage people to browse the various geospatial related content on my site and connect with me on the social media. Together we make the geospatial community stronger.
[Note: The site was designed for a PC or laptop, however I am still working on getting a decent mobile version of the site.]