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

Posted 1 year ago

By in the McMaster Blog

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 […]

Read More  

Labeling Fishnets with Unique Codes

Posted 1 year ago

By in the McMaster Blog

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 […]

Read More  

GIS Summary of SNAP 2019 (Part 2): Landscape Archaeology Analysis with ModelBuilder and Python

Posted 2 years ago

By in the McMaster Blog

Introduction Over the past few months I have been investigating a new methodology of finding settlement patterns using GIS. The current method of settlement patterns often involves deep research and field studies. In this report I wish to add a new element to settlement pattern analysis. This method can also add more information to landscape […]

Read More  

The Changing Landscape of Manufacturing in Canada

Posted 2 years ago

By in the McMaster Blog

This past summer I had the pleasure of working with a professor from McMaster University’s Labour Studies Department to map the labour sheds of manufacturing workers in populous parts of Canada. The intersection of a shrinking manufacturing sector, higher commute times, stagnating wages, and increased housing costs makes for a rich discussion of the ways […]

Read More  

The Privacy Implications of Smart Cities: Developing a Web App and Interactive Survey

Posted 2 years ago

By in the McMaster Blog

Smart cities, and smart technologies, are emerging in many local contexts across Canada. Smart city technologies have quickly moved from development to adoption, often outpacing the social and political deliberations necessary to consider their effects in detail-particularly their effects on the privacy of Canadians (Bannerman, 2018). Dr. Sara Bannerman and her research team at McMaster […]

Read More