From Google Maps to Shapefile

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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My plan for ECCE blogging in 2020

Posted 1 year ago

By in the Western Blog

Hello! I am excited to be back for another year of being a Student Associate of the Esri Canada Centre of Excellence program. I am a second-year Masters student at Western University, working with Dr. Jason Gilliland in the Department of Geography and Human Environments Analysis Lab. I have an Honours Bachelor’s of Environmental Studies […]

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A Spatial Tale of Time

Posted 2 years ago

By in the Western Blog

Several months into being an ECCE associate comes amidst synchrony with being several months into a Masters thesis. In my particular case, utilization of Esri software has increased geometrically. From tandem use of ArcGIS Pro 2.x and ArcCatalog 10.x (still feel more comfortable with the dedicated app for spatial-file management), to Portal integrations, to Story […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Switch to ArcGIS Pro

Posted 2 years ago

By in the Western Blog

Why you should switch to ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Pro 1.0 was released way back in January 2015 as part of the 10.3 update. The new application has struggled to gain traction among the Esri user base like any new software release. However, I decided to finally make the switch from 10.7 to ArcGIS Pro 2.3 […]

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The Little graduate that could

Posted 2 years ago

By in the Western Blog

Greetings, fellow ECCE associates. My name is Malcolm, a Master’s candidate at Western University in London, Ontario. It’s been almost three months since I shifted my life 4000 kilometers due east of my hometown of Surrey, BC; that’s a network distance, not Euclidean. The usual adjustments to new geographic phenomena occupy a corner of my […]

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A Western University Undergrad GIS Project

Posted 3 years ago

By in the Western Blog

Hello everyone, Western University recently was added as an ESRI Canada Centre of Excellence. We are very excited to be a part of this elite group of GIS schools in Canada. As a new associate, I thought I would share one of my projects that I completed with Western’s other new associate, Peter Coxford. As […]

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