SIMULATING GLOBAL DEFORESTATION USING A NOVEL SPHERICAL GEOGRAPHIC AUTOMATA MODELLING APPROACH

Posted 8 months ago

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Every summer, occurrences of wildfire across Canada causes not just environmental problems but also has serious health implications. This, coupled with widespread deforestation across the globe including region such as the Amazon Forest and Congo basin motivated me to participate in the 2023 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship for SFU competition. As an extension of my […]

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Introduction to Discrete Global Grid System

Posted 11 months ago

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Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) have been proposed as a new geospatial technology and Earth reference system which utilizes a spherical tessellation of space to represent the Earth’s surface and is global in scope. The DGGS framework offers a discrete way for spatial referencing, using cells as the smallest unit of its base rather than […]

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Flood risk analysis of Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

Posted 2 years ago

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In November 2021, a large flooding event happened alongside the Fraser River in lower-mainland B.C. and lasted for several weeks. The city of Chilliwack was among the most devasted cities. That being the inspiration, I designed an MCE research framework to assess flood risks in Chilliwack in B.C. and categorizes areas of the city into […]

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ArcGIS Urban For Visually-Oriented Collaborative Planning

Posted 3 years ago

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The analytical power of GIS has benefitted just about every industry. The nature of the GIS discipline also lends itself particularly well to urban planning. In response, and about eight years after the debut of CityEngine, Esri released ArcGIS Urban which is a web-based urban planning application. Whereas CityEngine is primarily a 3D mass urban […]

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Building Digital Worlds in CityEngine

Posted 3 years ago

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It took several days and a whole host of ArcGIS software applications before my entry for the recent Esri Canada 2021 Young Scholar Award contest eventually came together. One of the main highlights common to every Esri-based competition I’ve encountered thus far has been the opportunity to learn new things, and the excitement that comes […]

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Connections between marine conservation and GIS

Posted 4 years ago

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It’s fascinating to see the diverse world of ecology, conservation and marine sciences becoming enveloped in every expanding niche of spatial research. I am now more often seeing and reading the exciting new avenues that conservation and GIS are taking for species, ecosystems and countries alike. Conservation is a constant uphill battle and knowing where […]

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2018 App Challenge – Lessons Learned

Posted 4 years ago

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The increasing disruptions to daily routines, loss of conveniences, and general disarray caused by the current pandemic led myself and my would-be team to make the difficult decision to withdraw from this year’s App Challenge. It’s unfortunate, as we already had a few good ideas brewing, though when we thought realistically on the situation, we […]

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About Me

Posted 5 years ago

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Hi I’m Kendra and this is my second time as an ECCE student associate at SFU. My academic interests primarily revolve around GIScience, Environmental Science (the applied biology side of things), and how these two intersect to find solutions to spatially-based environmental problems. My current research focuses on how meaningful analyses can be carried out […]

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