Announcements

Executive Meeting - February 2, 2017

The AAPT Executive and Council will meet to discuss administrative matters and initiatives.

Education Committee Meeting - January 26, 2017

The committee met on this day to continue the planning for the 2017 workshop.

Education Committee Meeting - October 18, 2017

The committee met on this day for the first time to begin the planning and delivery of the 2017 workshop.


Executive Meeting - October 7, 2016

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2016 workshop and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives from the Annual General Meeting.

2016 Workshop - June 13-14-15, 2016

This years' workshop was titled "Sink or Swim:  Planing for Climate Change" and  took place at NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 25 attendees.  The keynote speaker was James Boxall of the Dalhousie GIScience Centre and the special guest presenter was Richard Zurawski.

2016 Student Success Awards Banquet (NSCC COGS) - April 29, 2016

The AAPT awarded one $1000 scholarship to a returning full-time student entering into the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC COGS) and well as the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award to a graduating student who demonstrated the best overall achievement in fulfilling the requirements in the Geographic Sciences Diploma Program at NSCC COGS.

Executive Meeting - March 4, 2016

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to begin the planning for the 2016 workshop.


Executive Meeting - November 17, 2015

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2015 workshop and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives from the Annual General Meeting.

2015 Workshop - June 15-16-17, 2015

This years' workshop was titled "Asset Management" and covered three elements; Data Collection, Data Maintenance & Storage, and Data Publishing & Sharing.  The workshop took place at NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 25 attendees. 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the association.

2015 Student Success Awards Banquet (NSCC COGS) - May 1, 2015

The AAPT awarded two $500 scholarships to two returning full-time students entering into the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC COGS) and well as the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award to a graduating student who demonstrated the best overall achievement in fulfilling the requirements in the Geographic Sciences Diploma Program at NSCC COGS.

Executive Meeting - March 24, 2015

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to finalize the organization of the 2015 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.


Executive Meeting - November 4, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to continue planning for the 2015 workshop, marking the 40th anniversary of the AAPT, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

Executive Meeting - August 22, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2014 workshop, start planning for the 2015 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

2014 Workshop - June 17-18-19-20, 2014

This years' workshop was titled "Expect the Unexpected! - Emergency Planning and Crime Analysis" and focused on Emergency Management and Response as it relates to Planning and GIS.  The workshop took place at NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 15 members and 1 student in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event and allowing us to use their facilities.  As well, thank you to the presenters and organizers that made this workshop possible. A special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia for co-sponsoring the workshop.

2014 Student Success Awards Banquet (NSCC COGS) - May 2, 2014

The AAPT awarded two $500 scholarships to two returning full-time students entering into the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC COGS) and well as the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award to a graduating student who demonstrated the best overall achievement in fulfilling the requirements in the Geographic Sciences Diploma Program at NSCC COGS.

Executive Meeting - April 8, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to finalize the organization of the 2014 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

Executive Meeting - January 28, 2014

The AAPT Executive and Council met on this day to review the 2013 workshop, start planning for the 2014 / 2015 workshops, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.


2013 Workshop - June 4-5-6-7, 2013

The 2013 workshop took place at NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences with a total of 20 members in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event, the use of their facilities, and the instructors for their presentations. As well, thank you to all of the other presenters that made this workshop possible. Special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations for co-sponsoring the workshop.


AAPT Newsletter Released - January 31, 2012

The latest edition of our newsletter contains an overview of the 2012 workshop, the draft minutes of the 2012 AGM, an overview of the AAPT booth at the 2012 ESRI User Conference, and more.  Click to view... 

ESRI Regional User Conference (ERUC) Exhibitor Booth - October 30-31, 2012

The AAPT operated an exhibitors booth at the Solutions Expo of the Fredericton ERUC to further promote the association.  A number of NSCC COGS students and  persons employed in the Geomatics industry dropped by for more information on the association.  New memberships have directly resulted from booth.

Executive Meeting - October 11, 2012

The AAPT Executive and Council met on October 11th to review the 2012 workshop, start organizing for the 2013 workshop, and discuss other administrative matters and initiatives.

2012 Workshop - June 6-7-8, 2012

The 2012 workshop took place the NSCC Centre of Geographic Science with a total of 20 members in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event, the use of their facilities, and the instructors for their presentations. As well, thank you to all of the other presenters that made this workshop possible. Special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations for co-sponsoring the workshop.

Evening Social - February 16, 2012

To coincide with the 2012 NSCC COGS "Employer Industry Tours" which were hosted by the AAPT, the association held an evening social at the Middle Deck in Halifax. Approximately 30 people were in attendance and consisted of COGS students currently enrolled the Geographic Sciences Diploma program, some COGS faculty and alumni, and some members of the AAPT.

NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour - February 16-17, 2012

The association once again hosted the NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour. This involved twenty (30) students from the Geographic Sciences Program touring various employers throughout the HRM. Included in the tours were the Department of Natural Resources, Parks Canada, HRM Planning Services, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia Power, and ESRI Canada.

Executive Meeting - January 26, 2012

The AAPT Executive and Council met to review the 2011 workshop, plan for the 2012 workshop, and discuss other association matters.


AAPT Launches New Website - October 21, 2011

This marks a significant step forward in our initiative to provide our members with additional benefits as well as attract new / returning members to the association.

AAPT Donation to W. K. Morrison Collection (NSCC COGS) - October 13, 2011

$1,000 was donated to the Nova Scotia Community College Foundation to be used in its entirely as a contribution to the NSCC COGS campus for the restoration and documentation of the Walter K. Morrison collection.

AAPT Skills Survey 2011

The results of the AAPT Skills Survey have been compiled and are now available. It is the intent that this data be used in curriculum development to identify occupational skills and abilities to ensure currency, relevance and accountability to industry and business sectors. Thank you to those that took the time to complete the survey. Congratulations to Cheryl MacKintosh who was the winner of the draw for the Garmin nüvi™ 265WT Portable GPS from the list of survey respondents.

2011 Workshop - June 15-16-17, 2011

The 2011 workshop took place the NSCC Centre of Geographic Science with a total of 25 members in attendance. Thank you to NSCC COGS for hosting this event, the use of their facilities, and the instructors for their presentations. As well, thank you to all of the other presenters that made this workshop possible. Special thanks is extended to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations for co-sponsoring the workshop.

W. K. Morrison Special Collection & Terra Cognita Exhibit - April 29, 2011

Exhibition recognizing the donation of a research collection by the late Walter K. Morrison, Cartographer Emeritus of COGS. This collection encompasses the historical evolution of cartography with a focus on J.F.W. DesBarres’ Atlantic Neptune. When: April 29, 2011 Where: NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences, 50 Elliot Road, Lawrencetown Exhibit Hours: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Executive Meeting - March 10, 2011

The AAPT Executive and Council met to continue the planning for the 2011 workshop, review the results of a recent balloting process, and discuss other association matters.

Associate Membership Requirements Amended - February 2011

The AAPT members voted in favor of amending our by-law as follows (amendment in bolded italics):
Qualifications to Membership 8. (3) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP may be granted at the discretion of the Membership Committee to a resident who has completed a course in instruction in Town and Regional Planning recognized by the AAPT Council or equivalent training and has less than one (1) year experience in the field.

Merit Award renamed to Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award - February 2011

The AAPT members voted in favor of renaming our Merit award to the Tim LeFurgey Memorial Award. Tim was a COGS graduate of the Planning: Land Information Technology program, a Senior Planner with the Town of Amherst, a colleague of AAPT members, and a dedicated member of this Association. Tim passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Cartographer Emeritus passes away - February 26, 2011

MORRISON, Walter Kenneth - Cartographer Emeritus, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), NSCC, Lawrencetown, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2011. Click to view the obituary.

Evening Social - February 10, 2011

To coincide with the 2011 NSCC COGS "Employer Industry Tours" which were hosted by the AAPT, the association held an evening social at the Middle Deck in Halifax. Approximately 35 people were in attendance and consisted of COGS students currently enrolled the Geographic Sciences Diploma program, some COGS faculty and alumni, and some members of the AAPT.

NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour - February 10-11, 2011

The association once again hosted the NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour. This involved twenty (20) students from the Geographic Sciences Program touring various employers throughout the HRM. Included in the tours were the Department of Natural Resources, Parks Canada, HRM Planning Services, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canadian Hydrographic Services, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.


ESRI Regional User Conference (ERUC) Exhibitor Booth - October 27, 2010

The AAPT operated an exhibitors booth at the Solutions Expo of the Fredericton ERUC. There we showcased what the association has to offer through a PowerPoint presentation, informational handouts, and members that promoted the association and answered questions.

New Logo Launched - June 17, 2010

The new AAPT logo was officially launched on this day during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

2010 Workshop - June 16-17-18, 2010

The 2010 workshop was held at the NSCC Waterfront Campus located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Executive and Council will be meeting in the fall of 2010 to plan for the 2011 workshop to be held at the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown (Annapolis Valley), Nova Scotia.

Evening Social - March 25, 2010

To coincide with the 2010 NSCC COGS "Employer Industry Tours" which were hosted by the AAPT, the association held an evening social at the Middle Deck in Halifax. Approximately 40 people were in attendance and consisted of COGS students currently enrolled the Geographic Sciences Diploma program, COGS faculty and alumni, and members of the AAPT.

NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour - March 25-26, 2010

The association hosted the NSCC COGS Employer Industry Tour. This involved twenty (25) students from the Geographic Sciences Program touring various employers throughout the HRM. Included in the tours were the Department of Natural Resources, Parks Canada, HRM Planning Services, NSCC Print Shop, and ESRI Canada.

Executive Meeting - February 19, 2010

A portion of the Executive met on this day to review the results of the conceptual AAPT logo survey, the upcoming newsletter release, an upcoming social event, the draft dacum (Developing a Curriculum) chart, and to continue planning for the 2010 workshop.

AAPT Website Gets a New Look - February 8, 2010

The Association is proud to present their newly redesigned website to assist current technicians in their career paths and those technicians that may be interested in becoming a part of our growing organization.

Conceptual Logo Survey - January 11, 2010

A survey was sent to all members of the Association as well as select Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) faculty to decide upon a new logo design. Six designs were presented and participants voted for their favourite. The results of the survey will be reviewed during the next Executive meeting with the announcement of the new logo to following shortly thereafter.


Executive Meeting - October 30, 2009

A portion of the Executive met on this day to review the survey results from the 2009 workshop, a proposed redesign of the website, and to review conceptual AAPT new logo designs. In addition, the AAPT scholarship was discussed, the new Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) Planning curriculum, and planning for the 2010 workshop began.