Exploring Cycle-Level Heat – Preparing for Analysis of Remote Sensing Microscale Urban Heat

Posted 3 months ago

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This blog post will present my current MSc Thesis project. As human population increases, we are seeing a trend towards more people living in cities than in rural areas (Hiemstra et al., 2017). In 1861, 16% of Canadians lived in urban regions; whereas, in 2011, 81.5% lives in urban regions (Statistics Canada, 2018). Urban areas […]

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Watershed Analysis Over the Don Valley River: The Potential Pathways of Aqueous Pollutants

Posted 6 months ago

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Water is a crucial catalyst in propelling an inexhaustible list of anthropogenic activities such as agricultural practices, daily household commodities, and industrial/mining pursuits. Despite being limited to such a finite supply of freshwater resources, future generations will find themselves in a troubling situation as this fundamental resource is being exploited to an irreparable extent by […]

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Analyzing the Best Tourism Spots

Posted 8 months ago

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This blog post is about part of my GIS assignment from last term. The objective of this part was to teach us how to use viewshed analysis and least cost path analysis to find the best tourism spot (out of three candidate spots) based on how much of the city/urban-areas are visible from that particular […]

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Analyzing the Distribution of Houses and Condominiums of Vancouver Airbnb

Posted 9 months ago

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This blog post is about my first spatial data science assignment. The purpose of this assignment was to map out the location the Vancouver Airbnb and analyze the various trends of the properties, specifically the House and Condominiums. I was given a non-spatial csv file that contained the ID, Property Type (House or Condominium), Room Type, Bedroom Numbers, Price, and Review Scores of 5,618 properties.   The very first thing I […]

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Analyzing the Changes in the Atlantic Ocean’s Sea Surface Temperature from 1900 to 2014 using ArcGIS

Posted 10 months ago

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This blog post showcases part of my analysis for a school assignment. I was given a CSV file that modeled the sea surface temperature of the Atlantic Ocean for every three years from 1900 to 2014 in degrees Celsius. The data were collected from the COBE SST dataset from the Japanese Meteorological Agency. Using the data file, I […]

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Utilizing GIS in other disciplines: Implementing photos in webmap pop-ups

Posted 2 years ago

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As an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), I am double majoring in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology (CCIT). I am currently taking a CCIT course that involves inclusive design and social responsibility. For one of the assignments, we had to walk around our neighbourhood and take […]

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Exploring NDVI using ArcGIS Online

Posted 2 years ago

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Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am a third year GIS major at the University of Toronto. As part of my degree, I get to take many fascinating courses related to GIS. This past semester, I completed GGR337: Environmental Remote Sensing. The course highlighted things such as satellite sensors, digital image processing, and […]

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