Collecting and Calculating Land Data – Preparing for Analysis of Remote Sensing Microscale Urban Heat

Posted 2 weeks ago

By in the UofT Blog

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post introducing my MSc Thesis. Since then, I finished my summer fieldwork which consisted of cycling over 560 kilometres of cycling and road infrastructure measuring air temperature every 1-second in Mississauga, Ontario. I also had the opportunity to present my preliminary thoughts on this project at the […]

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Do Separated Bike Lanes Increase Bike Share Traffic? Using ArcGIS Pro and ArcPy to determine Hamilton Bike Share’s Ridership Changes

Posted 4 weeks ago

By in the McMaster Blog

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been busy working on a component of my MSc thesis at McMaster’s TransLAB (Transportation Research Lab). The research is investigating the impacts of separated cycling infrastructure on Hamilton Bike Share ridership, along the affected road links. Active Transportation, and particularly cycling, are becoming […]

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Flood risk analysis of Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

Posted 1 month ago

By in the SFU Blog

In November 2021, a large flooding event happened alongside the Fraser River in lower-mainland B.C. and lasted for several weeks. The city of Chilliwack was among the most devasted cities. That being the inspiration, I designed an MCE research framework to assess flood risks in Chilliwack in B.C. and categorizes areas of the city into […]

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University of Waterloo ECCE Group

Posted 1 month ago

By in the UW Blog

Hello everyone, I am proud to announce the University of Waterloo ECCE group from this year. My name is Weronika Fydrych (she/her) and I’m happy to be a part of the University of Waterloo’s ECCE student association. I am currently finishing up my final year in the School of Planning with a specialization in GIS. […]

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Visualizing Climate Model Data using Simple Query Tools from ArcGIS Pro and Web-Based Geovisualization Features

Posted 1 month ago

By in the Western Blog

In my recent summer project as a NSERC-USRA student under the supervision of Dr. James Voogt, I was able to gain access to several datasets from Environment Canada that were not yet publicly avalilable, such as the “GEM-SURF (Global Environmental Multiscale Surface)” data. Our project focuses on using both the air temperature and surface temperature […]

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Looking at Favourite Mall Destinations Throughout Toronto’s Metropolitan Area

Posted 5 months ago

By in the BCIT Blog

Blog Summary: Thorough understanding of a location is fundamental for real-estate professionals and stakeholders. Geospatial visualizations and data have the capacity to capture a geographic snapshot in time explaining the synergy and interaction between people and areas of interest. In this blog post I describe how GIS and data are used at CBRE to visualize […]

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Quantifying Land Cover Change in Urban Lake Watersheds

Posted 5 months ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

Urban development is known to impose stress on surface waters, often by dramatically altering water chemistry (Howell et al., 2012; Ren et al., 2014). To examine whether urban expansion within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is driving observed changes in water quality in a set of ~50 lakes, land cover change within their watersheds over […]

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The future of public health is spatial

Posted 5 months ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

Demand for geospatial research has increased exponentially over the past decade (Casper et al., 2019). In the past two years alone, the global pandemic has heightened the importance of “place” with a deeper awareness of how the built environment can hinder or support public health by influencing individual behaviours and population-wide distribution of disease. One […]

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