Ideas for Displaying Categorical and Time-Based Data

Posted 4 weeks ago

By in the Western Blog

Deciding the best way to visualize your data is one of the most important steps in making sure that message is clear and understood by the reader. But when you are working with many different variables, it can be challenging to display them all together on one map to show the connections between different categorical […]

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Creating Your Own GIS Guidebook!

Posted 3 months ago

By in the UofT Blog

Last summer I worked as an Urban Planning Summer Student at my local municipality. My responsibilities included lots of development reviews and GIS work. I often found that I had to help my coworkers with basic GIS / ArcMap functions such as searching for an address or changing symbology. Instead of waiting to ask the […]

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Analyzing Toronto Crime Data using Kernel Density

Posted 3 months ago

By in the UofT Blog

Recently, the Toronto Police Service released its 2019 data of major crime indicators. These indicators include assaults, auto thefts, break and enters, homicides, robberies, and thefts over. In this blog, I will analyze the major crime indicators for Toronto in 2019 using kernel density. Kernel Density Kernel Density is a spatial analyst tool that calculates […]

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Experience and thoughts with Web AppBuilder and ArcGIS

Posted 3 months ago

By in the UofT Blog

This is Philip, a third-year undergraduate student studying in GIS and CS at the University of Toronto Mississauga. In April, I participated in the Esri App Challenge with Andrew Sud and Christine Cong, we designed a web application helping people to avoid tree allergies using Esri’s Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. Although we did not win […]

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Evaluating vegetation change in Wolf Creek, YT with multi-temporal LiDAR: Part 1

Posted 5 months ago

By in the McMaster Blog

In this post, I’ll be giving a summary of my current MSc progress in the McMaster Watershed Hydrology Group. This thesis project has two main components: using LiDAR and other remotely sensed imagery to quantify vegetation change over time in a subarctic research watershed, and comparing how these changes vary over different landscape properties. This […]

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Labeling Fishnets with Unique Codes

Posted 5 months ago

By in the McMaster Blog

Purpose Fishnets are useful for a variety of projects and fields including conservation where it can be used to assign a reference code for unnamed sites and identify sites with a geographically unique name. The current fishnet tool in ArcGIS does not include a function to label each cell with a unique code. A tool […]

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Connections between marine conservation and GIS

Posted 5 months ago

By in the SFU Blog

It’s fascinating to see the diverse world of ecology, conservation and marine sciences becoming enveloped in every expanding niche of spatial research. I am now more often seeing and reading the exciting new avenues that conservation and GIS are taking for species, ecosystems and countries alike. Conservation is a constant uphill battle and knowing where […]

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Citizen Science and Survey123

Posted 5 months ago

By in the UCalgary Blog

Last year, I had the privilege of attending the Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) conference in Banff with my research team (Figure 1). It was my first time presenting at an academic conference, and overall a splendid experience. We went cross-country skiing and sight-seeing in the mornings and listened to some interesting presentations founded in […]

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