Virtual User
Conference 2020



JMap, K2’s map integration
platform, is currently
deployed and used by over 475 organizations.



Founded in 1995,
K2 celebrates
its 25th anniversary this year!



The community also includes
over 300 administrators who manage JMap on a daily basis
in their respective organizations.



The JMap community boasts
over 200,000 users from all
over the Americas, as well as in Europe and in Africa.

About the conference:

On October 28th, the ninth edition of the JMap user conference took place. This virtual event brought together more than 325 participants and 25 experts from different backgrounds to discuss the complex issues related to the city of tomorrow. This event also highlighted the latest developments of JMap as well as recent projects on which K2 and its partners are currently working.

In order to complete this conference, the K2 Geospatial team has set up technical workshops deployed over several weeks allowing you to deepen your knowledge of JMap. Thus, you will have the opportunity to exchange with the K2 team, who will be present to answer your questions and allow you to learn more about the multiple applications of the platform. You can find the details of these workshops in the program section below.


Technical workshops, held over a period of several weeks, will allow you to deepen your knowledge of JMap.


Boyd Cohen, urban and climate strategist working in the area of sustainable development and smart cities.


K2’s team will present JMap’s latest developments and discuss the company’s current and upcoming projects. Some of our partners and clients will also present their projects related to the platform.


Experts from various fields will discuss complex issues relating to the cities of tomorrow.

The ninth user
a virtual edition


9:00 a.m. Opening of the conference

  • Jacques Charron, President and founder of K2 Geospatial, will offer guests a welcoming address and share his vision for the evolution of K2.

9:25 a.m. Keynote - Boyd Cohen: Happy Cities, Interoperability and Mobility on Demand

  • Boyd Cohen obtained his PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship in the University of Colorado in 2001. Since then he has balanced academic and entrepreneurial pursuits in the Americas and Europe. He has published three books on sustainable entrepreneurship and urban innovation and dozens of peer reviewed articles. He developed the Smart Cities Wheel and the Happy Citizen Hexagon and was a regular contributor to Fast Company for years. Boyd moved to Barcelona in 2015 where he became Dean of Research at EADA Business School and then left academia behind as he co-founded Iomob, a next generation Mobility as a Service solution offered to major public and private transportation and travel industry organizations. Iomob has won several mobility industry awards, participated in prestigious accelerators including Techstars and Wayra and has deployed its technology integrating major public and private mobility services throughout the world including in Sweden, Spain, the UK and New Zealand.

10:10 a.m. Overview of JMap’s New Features

  • Jean-Robert Desbiens Haddad, Chief Technology Officer, will present JMap’s latest developments.

10:40 a.m. Dynamic Territorial Observatory of the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal

  • Cédric Marceau, CMM
  • Nicolas Delffon, Anagraph

11:05 a.m. Iporta: a Portal Dedicated to Smart Buildings

  • Christophe Bouvard, Visiativ
  • Jean-Charles Genois, Visiativ

11:30 a.m. Working With JMap as a Road Infrastructure Management System in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Yao Eudes Loh, Tecina International
  • Claude Hugo Koubikana, Tecina International
  • Alexandre Mobiot, Tecina International

12:00 p.m. Lunch break

1:30 p.m. Info-RTU: How to Do Better, With Lower Costs

  • Denis Courchesne, Info-Excavation

1:50 p.m. Standardization and Interoperability Between and JMap

  • Tom Landry, Computer Research Institute of Montreal
  • Jean-Robert Desbiens-Haddad, K2 Geospatial

2:10 p.m. Infrastructure Management at the Québec City International Airport Using the Eos Arrow 100 GPS and JMap Survey

  • Line Renaud, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Jean-Yves Lauture, Eos Positioning Systems

2:30 p.m. Artificial Intelligence in Service of Municipal Regulations

  • Line Renaud, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Alain Tapp, IVADO
  • Jacques Charron, K2 Geospatial

3:00 p.m. Discussion Panel: Rethinking our Living Spaces—Tomorrow’s Cities

  • Michel Anger, Chair of the UMQ’s Smart Cities Round Table
  • Nathalie Bier, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal and Researcher at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
  • Catherine Morency, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, Holder of the Canada Research Chair on Personal Mobility and of the Chair in Mobility (sustainability in transportation)
  • Martine Rioux, Digital Transformation Ambassador)
  • Mireille Jean, President of Trioniq Inc and candidate for MBA Smartcity at Hochshule für Technik Stuttgart
  • Tanya Abramovitch, city manager of Côte Saint-Luc

4:45 p.m. Closing remarks

November 11, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Workshop 1 : Introduction to JMap

This training aims to provide an introduction to the use of JMap Admin for the preparation and publication of cartographic applications and data. This workshop covers the integration of spatial data sources, the creation of a project in JMap, the configuration of layers, etc.

November 18, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Workshop 2 : JMap and Docker

Docker has revolutionized the way IT systems are deployed, not only in the cloud, but also in organizations’ private infrastructures. With the JMap 7 Jakarta version, it is now possible to deploy JMap in Docker containers.
This 2-hour workshop covers how to install and manage a JMap installation in Docker.
Main advantages of Docker :
● Isolation from the environment
● Quick to deploy (ready to operate)
● Better use of equipment
● Portability

December 2, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Workshop 3: Vector tiles' production and management with JMap

Vector tiles are a data format optimized for web mapping. They offer the speed of traditional raster tiles and the interactivity of vector data. Mapbox has proposed a standard for vector tiles and it is increasingly supported by various GIS systems. JMap 7 Jakarta allows the production of vector tiles for your JMap projects.

This 2-hour workshop covers how to produce, cache and manage vector tiles with JMap and how to access them from JMap NG.

December 9, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Workshop 4: Preparing a data collection project with JMap Survey

JMap Survey is an application for smart phones and tablets. It allows you to consult your JMap projects while in the field and to perform data collection. Whether for inventories or inspections, JMap Survey uses the integrated or external GPS receiver, presents forms for attribute entry, allows you to take pictures, and so on. All this works with or without network connection.

This 2-hour workshop covers how to carry out the different steps of preparation for using Survey (project, spatial table, form).