About Me

Posted 2 years ago

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Hi everyone! My name is Manpreet Singh Chahal, and I am a first-year master’s student at the University of Waterloo. I am doing a Master of Science in the Geography and Environmental Management program specializing in Geomatics.  I am working with Dr. Robert Feick and currently, my research entails using Public Participation Geographic Information Systems […]

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Streambank Erosion

Posted 3 years ago

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Over the past few months, I have been working with my advisor (Dr. Derek Robinson) on using new and emerging technologies for modelling streambank erosion. Due to the immediate hydrologic connectivity of eroded bank sediments to a stream network, the effects of streambank erosion can have significant impacts on surface water quality. The controls on […]

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Quantifying Agricultural Erosion

Posted 4 years ago

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This spotlight article is from Benjamin Meinen, one of the ECCE student associates at UW. He is a graduate of the Honours Geography and Environmental management undergraduate program at UW, and will be continuing his studies as a Masters student in Geography. Below he describes some of his work on a recent project for modelling […]

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Capturing Balloon Airphotos with Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) Geotech Magnet Program

Posted 4 years ago

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The following post is also published by Dr. Peter Johnson on the Geospatial Participation research website. We are fortunate here in Waterloo Region to have access to a unique high school-level program focused on geospatial technologies. The Waterloo Region District School Board offers a Geotechnology magnet program at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) high school. This program […]

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Citizen reporting through geo-located social media: A study website developed using Esri products

Posted 4 years ago

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As part of my thesis research, I am working on a project that examines how geo-located social media (geosocial media) can be used as a tool for citizens and local governments to communicate infrastructure-related issues and what data quality challenges many citizens and local governments face when using geosocial media. I surveyed citizens about how […]

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Team Watermelon’s ECCE App Challenge Experience

Posted 6 years ago

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This is a guest post from Dr. Peter Johnson’s Geospatial Participation blog by University of Waterloo graduate student Qing (Lucy) Liu about her team’s experience at the ECCE App Challenge. The ECCE App Challenge is a coding competition held by Esri Canada. Started on February 27, 2015, teams from universities across the country were given […]

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