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

Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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

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

Posted 3 years ago

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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 […]

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