Empowering GIS Workflows: Python and ArcGIS Pro Synergy

Posted 2 months ago

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Introduction In the Fall semester of 2023, as part of the “Introduction to Programming in Geographic Information” course, a comprehensive project was undertaken: the creation of a Stratified Random Sampling Tool using Python within ArcGIS Pro. This tool was designed to aid soil scientists in selecting optimal sampling locations for a hypothetical research project focused […]

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Mapping Inclusivity: Esri Canada Competitions and Advancing Gender-Inclusive Campus Design

Posted 5 months ago

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Hello everyone! My name is Hawjin Falahatkar, and I am currently pursuing an M.Sc. in Geography at the University of Calgary, working in the Fast Accessible Mapping & Mobility (FAMM) research lab directed by Dr. Victoria Fast. Drawing from an urban planning and design background and an interest in accessibility research, I employ the power […]

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Working smarter, not harder, with ArcGIS ModelBuilder

Posted 10 months ago

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I was introduced to ArcGIS ModelBuilder during a course lab where we were asked to design a model which could enable the interpolation of temperature values for Alberta and Saskatchewan. Aside from ensuring consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness, the ModelBuilder aids the visualization of the workflow, allows modification by setting inputs and outputs as parameters, and […]

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Developing a Better Appreciation of the Value of a Geographical Approach Through the Use of ArcGIS

Posted 1 year ago

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I always wanted to acquire GIS capabilities, but my busy schedule as an urban development practitioner did not permit me. However, the advent of big data and the need to remain competitive in the ever-changing global labor market was the push required to embark on the Master of GIS program at the University of Calgary. […]

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Using ArcGIS Field Maps to Collect Data on Sidewalk Obstacles in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Posted 2 years ago

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As a Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) Student and a research assistant for Dr. Victoria Fast at the University of Calgary, I had the opportunity to assist in setting up and leading a module for undergraduate students that would require them to recognize barriers in the built environment that would affect the accessibility of […]

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Quality Assessment of the OpenStreetMap Road Network in Calgary, Alberta Using ArcGIS Pro Python Notebook

Posted 2 years ago

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By rapidly growing the volunteered geographic information (VGI) platforms in recent years, accurate and up-to-date geospatial data are being provided more and more every day. Moreover, these open sources data are easily and freely accessible to the users. This creates a challenge for the various governmental mapping organizations which have well-established mandates to map the […]

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