Jacob MacLean

Jacob is a young professional passionate about using geospatial technology for social benefit. He has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from Carleton University and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from Algonquin College. Jacob currently works for Statistics Canada. In his spare time, he can be found running, hiking, camping, or golfing.

Articles by Jacob MacLean

Ukraine at War: Impacts of Geomatics, Geospatial & Earth Observation Technologies

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, sent shockwaves through the global community. As tension escalated in the months…

2021’s Most Exciting Canadian Geospatial Companies

GIS and geospatial technology have come into the public eye more frequently over the last year due to the COVID-19…

GoodScore.City: Comparing the Environmental Health of Canada’s Downtown Cores

The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) is a group dedicated to understanding urban living and its impacts on…

How Remote Sensing Applications Will Help Put a Price on Carbon

Quantifying our Resources Advances in remote sensing are pushing forward our abilities to quantify natural resources. As satellites improve, offering…

The Dark Vessel Detection (DVD) Program – MDA/DFO program takes aim at illegal fishing

Canada has always been a leader in the geospatial community, from Roger Tomlinson’s pioneering work creating the first computerized GIS…

A World That Never Was: 5 Oddities From Ancient Maps

Maps through the Ages Maps are incredible tools that have evolved over the ages as society has made technological leaps…

A photo of Chichen Itza from Mexico

Old Cities, New Discoveries: How LiDAR is changing Archeological Surveys

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is not a new technology; it has been around since the early 1960’s when a…