Park Accessibility in Victoria, British Columbia using Daytime Population & Total Population.

Posted 4 months ago

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For my third year Transportation Geography & GIS term project, I delved into essential questions about park accessibility in Victoria, BC: Daytime vs. Total Population: What is the level of accessibility for parks using daytime population values in Victoria, BC? Comparative Analysis: What is the level of accessibility for parks using total population values in […]

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Hospital and Park Accessibility in Vancouver, BC, Canada: A Geospatial Analysis

Posted 6 months ago

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For my third-year GIS final project, I decided to develop accessibility maps for two critical variables in selecting an ideal place to live in Vancouver, BC: hospitals and parks, as a young professional or recent graduate. The significance of these factors lies in their impact on our health and well-being. Why Hospitals and Parks? Hospitals […]

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Integrating Space, Time and Geography with ArcGIS Insights: A Case Study of COVID-19 Infection Rates in Ontario Public Health Regions From 2020 to 2022

Posted 1 year ago

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Introduction Tobler’s First Law of Geography “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related to distant things” reminds us how geography plays an important role in the spatial pattern of things that we see everyday. However, when it comes to analysis involving human mobility, epidemiology, or any spatial data that contain […]

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The Importance of Careful File Naming

Posted 1 year ago

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When I was sitting in my courses learning how to use ArcGIS Pro to generate maps and analyze spatial data, I got the obligatory computer science warnings that come in any software course: put some thought into what you name your files.  I did my best to take it seriously at the time, but when […]

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Visualizing Climate Model Data using Simple Query Tools from ArcGIS Pro and Web-Based Geovisualization Features

Posted 2 years ago

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In my recent summer project as a NSERC-USRA student under the supervision of Dr. James Voogt, I was able to gain access to several datasets from Environment Canada that were not yet publicly avalilable, such as the “GEM-SURF (Global Environmental Multiscale Surface)” data. Our project focuses on using both the air temperature and surface temperature […]

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Doing Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online: A Reflection on Esri’s Going Places with Spatial Analysis MOOC

Posted 2 years ago

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In the past two months with the majority of my school works being completed, I was able to dedicate myself to one of Esri’s ongoing MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), and attend their weekly exercises and webinars that talk about the different tools and concepts for conducting spatial analysis using ArcGIS Online. This six-weeks course […]

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Exploring the Solar Rooftop Potential of Wortley Village/Old South in London, Ontario using ArcGIS Pro and LiDAR-derived DSM

Posted 2 years ago

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Over the weekend in my exploration of ArcGIS Notebooks, I came across this very interesting ArcGIS Pro Lesson by Esri Senior Product Engineer Delphine Khanna. Although it was not related to my initial plan of learning how to use ArcGIS Notebooks, the project happened to use ArcGIS Pro which I had installed a few days […]

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