Mighty Oaks at CFB Esquimalt Industrial Supplier Trade Show

DND Tradeshow

Drop by the Mighty Oaks and OMNION Inc both at the CFB Esquimalt Industrial Supplier Trade show September 15, 10 to 3.

See you at:

CFB Esquimalt

Naden Drill Shed
Esquimalt, BC

Access restricted to DND staff.

New Partnership with LockTec

Lockers Are The Next Innovation in Delivery

For too long when consumers order groceries or other products online they need to be at home to wait for the delivery driver or risk the product being left unattended.  Online food suppliers need to utilise excessive packaging to deal with food being left in unrefrigerated locations.   This technology changes that.  Elder Matias, Mighty Oaks CEO said: “With major international retailers such as Amazon and Walmart getting into the online groceries market in Canada, traditional regional grocers need to adapt, and we are helping them, Smart Lockers are going to be a critical success factor going forward.” The multi-carriage approach even allows to create a local locker-infrastructure as backbone for any kind of unattended delieveries in order to support e.g. local farmers and any local services, not just limited to grocery-deliveries.

From FMI 2016 in Chicago

FMI Connect 2016

Photo by Jason Corey

FMI Connect in Chicago was an opportunity to meet with customers and collaborators in the US Grocery Industry.  Great event.  I had a chance to meet with several different players in the industry.  Despite the fact it feels like the CPG dominate this conference in various sessions I had a chance to meet with several grocers

Public vrs Private Cloud

Interesting question to ask.  Over the past two years we have seen a significant movement to the public cloud, specifically public cloud providers AWS (Amazon), Microsoft, and Google.  Now we are seeing another shift in the industry that back to private cloud.

A 451 Research study (VofE Cloud) found that there is an increasing desire to repatriate into a provide cloud configuration to drive down cost and gain better control of enterprise date. On average, those who planned to migrate workloads from public to private cloud environments within two years expected to move 40% of their public cloud workloads to private clouds.

Presentation at the Society of Conservation GIS Conferance Monterrey 2016

SCGIS 2016 Conferance

In June 2016, Charles presented at the Society of Conservation GIS Conference in Monterrey, California to speak about Cedar Box Apps. Scroll down to view the video of the talk. Or view the slides at http://www.slideshare.net/cnburnett/webgisbased-conservation-tools-for-first-nations-stewardship

Abstract
Marine stewardship in British Columbia is increasingly complex, contextualized by our First Nations? strong rights and title positions, and evolving co/management regimes. Small teams of fisheries managers, planners and technicians are being tasked with monitoring, assessment and planning tasks that would normally be the remit of well-staffed provincial departments. Over the last 10 years, First Nations stewardship managers have been searching for information systems that bring spatial analysis more efficiently and seamlessly into the day-to-day operations of all staff. Several decision-support systems have emerged using web-GIS technologies to address this challenge. Technically, these systems consist of: geodatabase back-ends (commonly PostGIS) and an HTML/JS/CSS front end, spatial libraries, and PHP or Python code. All of the systems do two key functions: (1) help to manage large cultural and ecosystem geodatabases, and (2) provide tools to mobilize the geo knowledge base in specific contexts such as: project/permit impact assessment, cumulative impacts assessment, compiling evidence to support legal cases. The geospatial analyses thus are varied: from proximity reports, to spatial modelling and visualization, to spatial key-phrase searches. Each system goes some way towards providing necessary efficiencies to stewardship office staff, but gaps remain. For example, the following features would be useful when incorporated: secure links to government databases, incorporating management tools outside of conservation (fee-simple lands, environmental management), mobilizing knowledge for schools, managing field survey data, and stewardship staff time-tracking and billing.

FYI: Also participating were ~20 young international scholars doing amazing work around the world: http://www.conservationgis.org/scgis/2016/ScgIntl2016A.html