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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Impressions from the Esri Canada UC Fredericton

Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Everyone! I’m Nicole Peters and I’m enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences program at COGS. Recently, a group of us attended the Esri Canada User Conference in Fredericton, and I would like to share some insights on both the structure and content of that conference. It was my first Esri conference, and […]

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3D and Virtual Reality

Posted 3 years ago

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One of my favourite parts of GIS is when you get to display your work in a way that gets more engagement from the reader/audience. I find the most interesting way of displaying data is with a three dimensional aspect, based on the fact that you can look at the data from different perspectives and […]

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Working towards a National Imagery Strategy – Notes from a 3D-Data Workshop

Posted 3 years ago

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The booming world of 3D Technology is more compelling than I anticipated. In the last week of January, the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter and the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) held a 3D-Data Workshop at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). Hundreds from industry, non-profit, academia, and all levels of […]

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Working on Geometric Networks

Posted 3 years ago

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This spotlight article was contributed by Jen Ranni, a student at COGS. She is getting started on a case study that will examine to building network datasets for the City of Cambridge water distribution systems using ArcGIS. We’re looking forward to hearing more about the results of her work when the project is completed. Hey, […]

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#1world1orbit

Posted 3 years ago

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Have you ever wondered what Earth looks like from the International Space Station? Back in October some amazing folks at the International Space Station captured and shared their view as they orbited Earth. The images were captured 400km above the earth on October 23rd, 2017, from 8:25am to 10:05am ET. NASA then asked those of […]

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Getting Started at COGS

Posted 4 years ago

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My name is Colin Werle, I am an ECCE Student Associate at the Centre of Geographic Sciences in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia where I am currently on track to completing an Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences. I have a BA in Geography, and a minor in Economics from Saint Mary’s University in my […]

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Impressions 6 weeks in at COGS

Posted 4 years ago

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Hello! My name is Michelle Brake, I am a ECCE Student Associate for the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. I am enrolled in the post-graduate Advanced Geographic Sciences program. I graduated from Mount Allison University in 2016 with a major in Geography and a minor in Drama. My major allowed me […]

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