Analyzing Spatial Relationships in Mountain Regions: Visibility and Distance Analysis

Posted 1 year ago

By in the COGS Blog

Are you ready to be blown away by the magnificent mountains of Whistler, British Columbia? Whistler is not only famous for its stunning landscape and outdoor activities but also for being an excellent site for analyzing spatial relationships. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of visibility and distance analysis in mountainous […]

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NSCC Campus Crawl – A Nova Scotia Route Optimization Guide

Posted 1 year ago

By in the COGS Blog

In one of our Location Analytics course projects, we are asked to utilize ArcGIS Pro Network Analyst extension to identify optimal routes for subjects of our interest. Travelling has always been my passion, but logistics planning can be tricky: within a limited timeframe, how can one maximize their travel footprint? Given the landscape and infrastructure […]

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Using Analytic Hierarchy Process to Determine Optimal Locations for Fire Observation Towers in Iran’s Shafarood Forest

Posted 1 year ago

By in the UNB Blog

SummaryForests have been seriously affected by fire; therefore, it is necessary to detect fire from the observation towers. Currently, the number of observation towers and the effectiveness of their distribution is unknown. The aim of the current research is to determine the current and potential areas that can be seen from the observation towers. Another […]

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Where is the Carbon? Spatially mapping carbon on the seafloor

Posted 1 year ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

Hi everyone! My name is Catherine Brenan and I am an undergraduate student completing a combined honours in Environmental Science and Chemistry with a certificate in GIS at Dalhousie University. I am doing my research in the Oceanography department, specifically examining how to spatially map carbon on the seafloor in the Eastern Shore Islands. Background […]

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Ortho Mapping Historical Aerial Photos

Posted 1 year ago

By in the UNB Blog

I have been working on ortho mapping historical aerial photographs as part of my work study programme. The aerial photograph was shot in 1995 and shows the city of Fredericton. An orthophoto is an aerial photograph or satellite image that has undergone geometric correction to make the scale uniform and follows a specific map projection. […]

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Diving into ArcGIS Business Analyst

Posted 1 year ago

By in the COGS Blog

As a student in the Geospatial Data Analytics program at COGS, I had the opportunity to explore the capabilities of the Esri Business Analyst extension in ArcGIS Pro. I was impressed by how the platform draws from various data sources to provide a comprehensive tool for users to incorporate various demographic variables and business profiles […]

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ArcGIS in Hydrological Field Data Collection: Reflections on the 2022 Field Season

Posted 1 year ago

By in the McMaster Blog

This post is an overview of our research lab’s recent usage of ArcGIS applications, specifically the mobile platform, in the collection of field hydrological data. Our lab, the McMaster Ecohydrology Lab, has integrated ArcGIS in our field data collection since 2018 with the Collector App, and has since shifted to Field Maps in 2021 along […]

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Integrating Space, Time and Geography with ArcGIS Insights: A Case Study of COVID-19 Infection Rates in Ontario Public Health Regions From 2020 to 2022

Posted 1 year ago

By in the Western Blog

Introduction Tobler’s First Law of Geography “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related to distant things” reminds us how geography plays an important role in the spatial pattern of things that we see everyday. However, when it comes to analysis involving human mobility, epidemiology, or any spatial data that contain […]

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