British Columbia Marine Mammal Symposium

Posted 8 months ago

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As a geomatics student at the University of Victoria, I fell into my current position on the Whale Watching AIS Vessel Movement Evaluation (WAVE) Project knowing very little about marine mammals, marine vessel, and marine environments. Yet, I find myself in working on a thesis that pulls from these topics extensively. One downfall of having […]

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Big Data and the Power of ArcGIS Pro

Posted 11 months ago

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As a MSc student at the University of Victoria, the research I am conducting feeds my passions: GIS, remote sensing, and machine learning/data mining. My research involves analyzing automatic identification systems (AIS) vector data. AIS is an automated and autonomous system that allows the transmission of vessel position data and vessel identification information via VHF […]

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Homicide Analysis in Metro Vancouver

Posted 3 years ago

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Canada measures crime using the crime severity index: an index that measures the volume and severity of police-reported crime. Crime has dropped significantly over the last decade. However, in the past two years it has increased again. A homicide is defined, by Stats Canada as first and second degree murder, manslaughter, and infanticide [1]. Most […]

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Mapping Indigenous Boundaries

Posted 3 years ago

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GIS is often focused on those things that can be defined through hard lines, singular points and polygons. For me as a settler, my home can be easily defined by the boundaries of the state I am from and the edges of my house, this has been shaped by growing up with an understanding of […]

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WebApp for Longboarding Locations in Victoria, BC

Posted 3 years ago

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This project was prepared by Trilby Buck (4th year Geomatics student) for an advanced GIS course at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Robin Kite. This is the WebApp Link Background All too often longboarders are involved in serious accidents at higher rates than skateboarding (Fabian et al., 2014). This is because longboarders […]

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Mapping Packet Routes

Posted 3 years ago

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Hello, I’m Zac, a student at University of Victoria majoring in Geomatics (a joint Computer Science and Geography program). Today I’ll be writing about one of the first programs I wrote years ago. Have you ever been curious about the path your packets take geographically, between your computer and the sites you visit? The unix […]

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Bikes and Big Data

Posted 5 years ago

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Ben Jestico is an MSc candidate from the University of Victoria. If you own a smart phone, you have likely come across hundreds of fitness apps that will track running and cycling routes using GPS. Distance travelled, average speed, travel times, and calories burned can all be measured through apps such as Strava, MapMyRide, MapMyRun, […]

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