Ideas for Displaying Categorical and Time-Based Data

Posted 1 week ago

By in the Western Blog

Deciding the best way to visualize your data is one of the most important steps in making sure that message is clear and understood by the reader. But when you are working with many different variables, it can be challenging to display them all together on one map to show the connections between different categorical […]

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Participating in the ECCE App Challenge 2020

Posted 5 months ago

By in the Western Blog

This March I participated in the ECCE App Challenge as part of the team from Western University. I had the chance to join the team led by Western Geography People’s Society co-president Victoria Barlow (shout out to Victoria for taking the lead). This year’s app challenge theme was heath – our app focused on accessibility […]

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Geospatial technology in the age of COVID-19

Posted 5 months ago

By in the Western Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world. Universities and colleges were forced to rapidly move classes online, cities have implemented far-reaching physical distancing policies, and many businesses have closed or transitioned their options to remote, takeout, or delivery online models. This situation has demonstrated how interconnected our globalized world has become, and exposed existing […]

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From Google Maps to Shapefile

Posted 8 months ago

By in the Western Blog

Hello, Since I struggled to go from a google maps location to a shapefile, I thought it could be useful to write out the steps that I took in case anyone else goes through the same struggle. Undoubtedly I did this as an exercise in and undergrad GIS course, but it’s a whole other can […]

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Teaching with GIS

Posted 9 months ago

By in the Western Blog

Geographic information systems (GIS) can be intimidating at first glance for the unfamiliar person.  Esri has made some excellent progress in developing more intuitive point-and-click applications such as ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro, however, there is a steep learning curve in using a GIS. Over this past term, I have had many opportunities to introduce […]

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Beginnings of my ECCE Student Associateship, Graduate Studies and Animal GPS Tracking Research

Posted 9 months ago

By in the Western Blog

As a new ECCE Student Associate and beginning graduate student at Western University, I am looking forward to continued refinement of my geographical information science (GISci) knowledge and skills in the upcoming two or so years. My master’s research will be on the movement behaviour of feral swine, including pack (sounder) assignment, territoriality, and habitat/movement […]

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To Kampala and Beyond

Posted 10 months ago

By in the Western Blog

Hello Esri family, My name is Gabrielle Bruser and I am a second year Masters student in Health Geography. I am new to the Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE), and I wanted to introduce myself and share my progress with my research (or lack thereof). I spent the last summer collecting data at the […]

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