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

Posted 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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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Evaluating vegetation change in Wolf Creek, YT with multi-temporal LiDAR: Part 1

Posted 11 months ago

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In this post, I’ll be giving a summary of my current MSc progress in the McMaster Watershed Hydrology Group. This thesis project has two main components: using LiDAR and other remotely sensed imagery to quantify vegetation change over time in a subarctic research watershed, and comparing how these changes vary over different landscape properties. This […]

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Labeling Fishnets with Unique Codes

Posted 11 months ago

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Purpose Fishnets are useful for a variety of projects and fields including conservation where it can be used to assign a reference code for unnamed sites and identify sites with a geographically unique name. The current fishnet tool in ArcGIS does not include a function to label each cell with a unique code. A tool […]

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