The Deeper Picture on Ghost Gear

Posted 3 months ago

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Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) is considered one of the most important marine debris issues that continues to threaten ocean sustainability. Globally, researchers are collectively working towards finding solutions to mitigate the impacts and reduce the presence of ALDFG in our oceans. Often, fishers don’t want to lose their gear, as it […]

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Transforming COVID-19 Data into Web Mapping Applications.

Posted 1 year ago

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Geography has played a significant role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and globally. With a second wave on the rise, understanding where COVID-19 exposure sites are is essential reducing community spread. Governments have been providing updated information regarding COVID exposure sites to increase public awareness. In Nova Scotia, such data includes the date, time, […]

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Keep Motivated with GIS Remote Learning

Posted 2 years ago

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As many schools across Canada have cancelled in-person classes due to COVID 19 and summer courses have quickly changed their teaching methods to online, it may be challenging to keep motivated. While many of us are stuck inside due to social isolation, these times may be an opportunity to learn a new GIS-related skill. Fortunately, […]

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Addressing Food Accessibility in the Halifax Regional Municipality

Posted 2 years ago

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In Canada, Nova Scotia ranks amongst the highest for household food insecurity, second to the Territories. Households are increasingly having more difficulty obtaining food that contribute to a healthy diet due to cost, quality, and access. Furthermore, municipalities are at the forefront of these concerns, whether it is due to loss of agricultural land, sprawling […]

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City Planning, ArcGIS, and beyond!

Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Everyone, My name is Leah Fulton, and I’m a third-year undergraduate planning student studying Community Design at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, NS. I am hoping to get into the honours program for my fourth year to graduate with a Bachelor of Community Design, Honours in Urban Studies with a Minor in Geography and a […]

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