Winning this year’s ECCE app challenge on reducing the unequal exposure to air pollution in Canada

Posted 6 months ago

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The ECCE annual app challenge started in 2015 and continued earlier this year (2021). This year was my second time participating. Like last year, we spent the entire week working virtually, which helped reduce commute time but was instead spent waiting for the other person’s screen to unfreeze. I am proud of our team for […]

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A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Summer Student in the Department of Facility Services at McMaster University

Posted 6 months ago

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This summer I had the great pleasure of being a part of a great team and taking on an amazing opportunity offered by Facility Services at McMaster University as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Summer Student for a 4-month work term. This opportunity was brought to my attention by my professor Patrick DeLuca who taught […]

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Assessing Carer-Worker Potential Path Areas with Python and ArcGIS Pro

Posted 6 months ago

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I’m so excited to be commencing my graduate studies back at McMaster, working in the School of Earth, Environment & Society’s Transportation Research Lab (TransLAB) — where I have the opportunity to pursue interesting research projects about transportation and travel behaviour problems, with GIS. In my last term of undergrad and through this past summer, […]

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

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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