Creating websites using ArcGIS Hub: Atlas of Coastal Wetlands in Georgian Bay

Posted 10 months ago

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ArcGIS Hub was used to create our interactive Atlas of Coastal Wetlands in Georgian Bay. For an ecology lab without any programmers or web design specialists, we published an interactive atlas (that is mostly under construction) to present and share qualitative, quantitative, and geographic data collected, published papers, photos and videos of sampling sites, and […]

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Using ArcGIS CityEngine for GeoDesign on McMaster Campus: Part 2

Posted 10 months ago

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This article continues from the initial two steps outlined in Part 1, where an initial 3D environment for the McMaster University campus was constructed using digital elevation data, aerial imagery, and 3D models for campus buildings available for download from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse website. In this second part, the remaining steps are outlined, describing […]

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Using ArcGIS CityEngine for GeoDesign on McMaster Campus: Part 1

Posted 10 months ago

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Esri’s ArcGIS CityEngine is an advanced three-dimensional (3D) modelling software for creating realistic, interactive, and immersive urban environments (Fabricius, 2020). CityEngine allows users to build entire 3D cities effectively in one step, design urban environments, master 3D content creation, and bring a community vision to life (Fabricius, 2020). If we take a look at case […]

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How food secure/insecure are Hamilton’s neighbourhoods? Using Python and ArcGIS’s Network Analyst Module to map Hamiltonians’ access to healthy food

Posted 11 months ago

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My name is Daniel Van Veghel, and I am a fourth year Arts & Science student at Mac. I am working to complete my Minor in GIS, and this semester I am taking “GIS Programming” through Mac’s School of Earth, Environment and Society. The course aims to show how Python can be a useful tool […]

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Is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago losing islands? How water levels impact coastal marshes

Posted 12 months ago

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An archipelago is a collection of islands. Canada is home to 2 of the biggest, a saltwater and a freshwater archipelago. The saltwater archipelago is in the northern part of Canada (> 35 K islands) that no one during geography class was able to fully draw. It is the world’s second largest saltwater archipelago. The […]

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