Edward (Ted) MacKinnon

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Senior Geomatics Technologist

Produce and develop custom geomatics products utilizing GPS, CAD and GIS.

Education and awards

  • Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), 2014
  • Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellowship, 2013
  • Certified Geomatics Specialist (Remote Sensing) from Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG), 2006
  • Best Young Author Award,  Canadian Institute of Geomatics Conference, 2005
  • Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Award, 2004


  • Post Grad Diploma (Hons.), Applied Geomatics Research, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), 2004
  • Post Grad Diploma, Advanced GIS / Remote Sensing, Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), 1999
  • B.Sc. Geology, Acadia University, 1998

Key publications

MacKinnon, E (2016) Trends in the Geomatics Market for 2016. GIM International Business Guide pp. 32-37

MacKinnon, E (2015) Improving People's Understanding of the Everyday Relevance of geographic Information. GIM International Magazine Vol. 29 Issue 9 pp. 12

MacKinnon, E (2015) Celebration of Maps. GIM International Magazine Vol. 29 Issue 4 pp. 13

Webster T, Forbes D, MacKinnon E and Roberts D (2006) Flood-risk mapping for storm-surge events and sealevel rise using LiDAR for southeast New Brunswick. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 32, No. 2 pp.194-211

MacKinnon E (2005) Three Dimensional Flood Modeling with High Resolution LIDAR. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Institute of Geomatics 98th Annual Conference

Webster T and MacKinnon E (2004) High resolution DEM Acquisition from LIDAR for Flood Risk mapping in Southeast New Brunswick. Fredericton , New Brunswick: Geomatics Atlantic 2004 Conference

MacKinnon E (2004) Three Dimensional Flood Modeling with High Resolution LIDAR (Graduate thesis) Middleton, Nova Scotia: Applied Geomatics Research Group / Center of Geographic Sciences