NWT Public Servant's Work Featured Nationally

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When it comes to mapping, there’s little Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Petroleum Geomatics Officer Stan Johnston hasn’t learned over his 20 years in the field.

Since beginning his stint with the GNWT in the Petroleum Resources Division office in Inuvik in 2014, Stan has demonstrated his extensive knowledge of all things geomatics for many departments and divisions.  He has produced maps for Minerals; Environment and Natural Resources; Client Services and Community Reltaions; and Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations.

Stan has also provided his knowledge, time, and assistance to the Alternative Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference in Inuvik, the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project, the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and a handful of other groups across the NWT.

To promote the vast potential of the NWTs hydrocarbon resources, a map designed by Stan illustrating this was submitted to Esri Canada for their 2017 Map Gallery and Calendar.

ESRI is the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions in the world, with more than one million users in 300,000 organizations around the world.  In Canada alone, more than 10,000 customers across the country rely on Esri for their GIS solutions and data every year.

The NWT submission has been selected as the image for March 2017 in this year’s calendar, which features maps from across the country. This is the first time an image from the NWT will be included.  

This calendar will serve an audience of geoscientists across Canada, likely including many practitioners from the petroleum sector.

It is both an opportunity to push the hydrocarbon potential of the NWT and demonstrate the high-quality geomatics work done by the public service.

Beginning in January 2017, the map will be available for viewing on ESRIs website.