Random Forest Classification with R and Collector for ArcGIS

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I’m currently in my 1st year of my M.Sc degree at McMaster University, working in the Watershed Hydrology Group under Dr. Sean Carey. My research focuses on evaluating vegetation change in Wolf Creek, Yukon Territory through fusion of remotely sensed data. My main objective is to use a combination of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), […]

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Integrating GIS and Field Work in Wolf Creek, Yukon Territory

Posted 2 years ago

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I’ve spent the past summer working as a research assistant for my M.Sc supervisor Dr. Sean Carey, before officially starting grad school in September. Through helping out the other grad students in our lab, I’ve learned tons of valuable hydrology-specific GIS skills (which I could write about in a future blog post), but I want […]

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ECCE App Challenge 2018 – Helping Hands Toronto

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The Esri Canada App Challenge is a week-long hackathon-type coding competition with the goal of creating a web application to solve problems based on a specific theme, built on Esri technology and using open data. It involves creating an operational app, submitting its source code, creating supporting documentation, and a video sales pitch. This was […]

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Automating Suitability Mapping with ArcPy

Posted 3 years ago

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For my undergraduate thesis last year, I created maps representing susceptibility to calanchi erosion in the Basilicata region of Italy using 3 different Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) decision rule techniques. All of these procedures involve several repetitive steps that could have been automated by a Python-based tool, but I didn’t have any experience with programming […]

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Sean Leipe – ECCE Student Associate at McMaster

Posted 3 years ago

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I’ve just completed my 4th year at McMaster University, majoring in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a minor in GIS. Though I enjoy the core earth sciences I’ve been much more focused on the GIS side since enrolling in an introductory course back in 2nd year, and have taken every available GIS course since! This […]

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