2018 App Challenge – Lessons Learned

Posted 7 months ago

By in the SFU Blog

The increasing disruptions to daily routines, loss of conveniences, and general disarray caused by the current pandemic led myself and my would-be team to make the difficult decision to withdraw from this year’s App Challenge. It’s unfortunate, as we already had a few good ideas brewing, though when we thought realistically on the situation, we […]

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Winners of the ECCE App Challenge 2020

Posted 7 months ago

By in the Main Blog

The ECCE App Challenge 2020 results are in! It has been nearly three months since the App Challenge started in mid-February. Two weeks ago, we introduced the 17 teams that completed the App Challenge this year, all creating apps to address different aspect of the main theme: Health. Judging of all of the teams’ projects […]

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Going from ArcMap to ArcGIS Online

Posted 7 months ago

By in the UofT Blog

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole Moguilevskaia and I go to the University of Toronto. I am studying GIS and computer science in my undergrad. For the past year, I have been using ArcMap in all of my courses – from map design to data science. It has become a software I trust for data […]

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Keep Motivated with GIS Remote Learning

Posted 7 months ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

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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Hot Spot Analysis of Essential Service in Toronto

Posted 8 months ago

By in the UofT Blog

During this time of COVID-19, social distancing has effected our ability to travel and access essential service as we would typically do. For many without a car, active modes of transportation such as walking or biking, are the only alternative, but can these services be reached? On April 17, Statistics Canada, along with the Canada […]

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Meet the Teams of the ECCE App Challenge 2020

Posted 8 months ago

By in the Main Blog

This year, we held the sixth annual ECCE App Challenge since the competition began in 2015. It has been a long wait for the first teams that started their projects over two months ago, on February 14th. The final team to participate this year completed their work just over two weeks ago, on April 5th. […]

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Geospatial technology in the age of COVID-19

Posted 8 months ago

By in the Western Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world. Universities and colleges were forced to rapidly move classes online, cities have implemented far-reaching physical distancing policies, and many businesses have closed or transitioned their options to remote, takeout, or delivery online models. This situation has demonstrated how interconnected our globalized world has become, and exposed existing […]

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ActivScore: A Physical Activity Potential Score for Nova Scotia

Posted 8 months ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

Chronic illness is a prevalent concern, especially in Canada where it accounts for a high proportion of annual mortalities (Statistics Canada, 2017). Encouraging physical activity is important to prevent chronic illness, increase the overall mental and physical well being of the population, and increase the use of active transportation to facilitate more sustainable communities (Booth, […]

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