Farmland Assessment Value and Potato Crop Suitability in Carleton County, New Brunswick

Posted 4 months ago

By in the UNB Blog

In New Brunswick, farmlands (> 5 ha) are classified as non-residential and are assessed at market value. In contrast, freehold timberlands are assessed at one hundred dollars per hectare, while farm woodlots are assessed at one dollar per hectare [1,2]. This blog addresses the extent to which the assessed market value of farmlands reflects soil […]

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Mobility Patterns During COVID-19 with ArcGIS Insights

Posted 4 months ago

By in the Western Blog

I’m sure we’re all well aware of the many impacts that COVID-19 has had on our typical lives. Working from home, attending school from home, and limits on social gatherings have significantly reduced our mobility. The Geospatial Lab at Western University has been working on a project to look at how mobility has changed over […]

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Workflow and Tools Used to Derive a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of the “Potato Belt” Area in New Brunswick

Posted 4 months ago

By in the UNB Blog

I am a first-year student working towards a Master’s degree in Forestry at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton campus). My research project is on LiDAR-based potato crop suitability mapping in the “Potato Belt” area in New Brunswick. The aim of this research is to improve New Brunswick’s food security strategy, especially in terms of expanding farming activities across forested […]

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Readability

Posted 4 months ago

By in the COGS Blog

Something I’ve always struggled with, going back to when I was getting my Bachelors in Computer Science, was balancing elegance and readability when writing code. There’s something deeply satisfying, to me at least, in condensing 30 lines down to 3. Or eliminating it altogether! During my first coop term, in a story for another day, […]

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Distribution of Truck Rest Events in the Region of Peel

Posted 4 months ago

By in the YorkU Blog

For long-haul truck drivers finding space to rest is a major issue. They face many hours-of-service regulations that present issues for accessing rest at different periods throughout the day. Areas of considerable freight activity need to focus on addressing these needs. The Region of Peel contains the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon and is […]

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Presenting at GIS Day 2020

Posted 5 months ago

By in the Western Blog

Like all other events, whether professional, academic or even social, GIS day events at Western went online this year. The organizers of GIS day at Western, Western Libraries, put together four days of free online lightning talks, workshops, demonstrations and networking sessions. Due to the online format, students and professionals from across and even outside […]

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A ‘Mind Map’ of GIScience Basics

Posted 5 months ago

By in the UCalgary Blog

This ‘mind map’ was originally created for my PhD candidacy exam preparation, to help me organize, understand, and memorize knowledge and concepts regarding GIScience. The ‘mind map’ includes four main parts: architecture design, database management systems, geospatial data, and data manipulation. Additionally, I briefly went over the basic concepts and technologies of photogrammetry and digital […]

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Exploring NDVI using ArcGIS Online

Posted 5 months ago

By in the UofT Blog

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am a third year GIS major at the University of Toronto. As part of my degree, I get to take many fascinating courses related to GIS. This past semester, I completed GGR337: Environmental Remote Sensing. The course highlighted things such as satellite sensors, digital image processing, and […]

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