Readability

Posted 2 months ago

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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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ECCE App challenge 2019!

Posted 2 years ago

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Hello Everyone! What a whirlwind week that was, with next week promising much of the same as I am attending the Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs. I participated in the App Challenge as a part of team GeoPanda – one of three teams representing COGS in the challenge this year. Along with fellow ECCE […]

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GIS Beyond Earth

Posted 2 years ago

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When we think about GIS in our everyday lives, we typically consider the ways it benefits us here on Earth. From mapping natural disasters to planning the intricate details of new urban areas, GIS has transformed the way we use and visualize spatial data. However, unbeknownst to many of us, GIS has many applications in a […]

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Collector for ArcGIS vs. Classic

Posted 2 years ago

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Collector for ArcGIS is a convenient way to integrate geographic data collection with your existing ArcGIS platforms. This mobile application works with ArcGIS Online to remotely collect and add data to an existing map in real-time. But with the release of the new Collector app (still in beta for Android users), GIS enthusiasts all over […]

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COGS First Semester Overview for Non-Geomatics Grads

Posted 2 years ago

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If you had asked me in January 2018, when I was just entering my final semester of a computer science degree and never hearing of GIS, if I thought I’d ever be putting my CS knowledge to anything involving geography, I probably would have said “Why? Google Maps and GPS’s already exist, there’s nothing else […]

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DGGS: A New Way to Model Geospatial Information

Posted 2 years ago

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A few weeks ago, I attended the 2018 Esri Canada User Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. As this was my first GIS conference, I learned a lot from the user presentations and technical sessions given by Esri Canada staff, as well as other students and industry partners. It was eye-opening to see how GIS can […]

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