Delineating Urban Lake Watersheds using Arc Hydro

Posted 1 month ago

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Many natural and anthropogenic processes occurring within a lake’s watershed directly affect lake water quality (Soranno et al., 2015). As such, delineating the bounds of a lake’s watershed is often the first step towards identifying factors driving changes in water quality over time. This critical step can be achieved with the help of Arc Hydro, […]

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The Deeper Picture on Ghost Gear

Posted 3 months ago

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Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) is considered one of the most important marine debris issues that continues to threaten ocean sustainability. Globally, researchers are collectively working towards finding solutions to mitigate the impacts and reduce the presence of ALDFG in our oceans. Often, fishers don’t want to lose their gear, as it […]

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Transforming COVID-19 Data into Web Mapping Applications.

Posted 1 year ago

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Geography has played a significant role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and globally. With a second wave on the rise, understanding where COVID-19 exposure sites are is essential reducing community spread. Governments have been providing updated information regarding COVID exposure sites to increase public awareness. In Nova Scotia, such data includes the date, time, […]

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Keep Motivated with GIS Remote Learning

Posted 2 years ago

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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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ActivScore: A Physical Activity Potential Score for Nova Scotia

Posted 2 years 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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Story Maps as Part of the Virtual Conference?

Posted 2 years ago

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The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic which is causing conferences around the world to be cancelled, leaving organizers scrambling to find ways to hold virtual conferences. Could Story Maps be part of the solution? I think so. Story maps are a useful tool for communicating and engaging an audience through […]

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The move to ArcGIS Pro at Dalhousie University

Posted 2 years ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

During my time as a PhD student at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, I have been fortunate to operate in several roles with a connection to GIS and the ArcGIS platform. In addition to teaching GIS-centric courses (both as an instructor and teaching assistant), I have also had the opportunity to work with the Nova […]

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Presenting at the User Conference in Halifax

Posted 2 years ago

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In early November I attended my first Esri Canada User Conference in Halifax and had the opportunity to present my honours research along with other researchers in the higher education and research stream. It was exciting to be presenting along with students from across the Maritimes and sharing our new research developments using GIS! It […]

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Addressing Food Accessibility in the Halifax Regional Municipality

Posted 2 years ago

By in the Dalhousie Blog

In Canada, Nova Scotia ranks amongst the highest for household food insecurity, second to the Territories. Households are increasingly having more difficulty obtaining food that contribute to a healthy diet due to cost, quality, and access. Furthermore, municipalities are at the forefront of these concerns, whether it is due to loss of agricultural land, sprawling […]

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