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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The Changing Landscape of Manufacturing in Canada

Posted 3 years ago

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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 […]

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

Posted 3 years ago

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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 […]

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Clipping a big DEM to a small shapefile and using Con to get specific depths

Posted 3 years ago

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For my undergrad independent project, I am creating an atlas of coastal Eastern Georgian Bay with the Pat Chow-Fraser Lab at McMaster University. The atlas covers wetland information such as fish and vegetation community, water quality indices, wetland area and volume, and more. I primarily work on calculating wetland area and volume at five different […]

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The McQuesten Urban Farm: A Look at Food Accessibility Using Service Areas and Origin-Destination Cost Matrices

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My final year of undergrad at McMaster University was spent studying a local landmark case in urban agriculture in Hamilton (ON)—the McQuesten Urban Farm. It was built to address the food security concerns of an east-end neighbourhood in the city and is operated by a combination of paid farmers and local volunteers. Ultimately, the goal […]

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