GIS Beyond Earth

Posted 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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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