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Joey Syer

Joseph (Joey) Syer is a senior Geomatics Specialist at Hemmera, an Ausenco Company. Joey has over 10 years of experience in GIS and spatial analysis. He holds a BGIS from BCIT, is a registered GISP and a graduate of the PHDA program. To expand on these skills Joey is also studying epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Much of his time is split between the development of novel data analysis & data collection systems and exploring the uses of GIS technology in epidemiology & environmental science. Joey’s interests are in macro geographic processes, spatial epidemiology, ecology and disease transmission (One Health), and python programming. He will be teaching the fully online Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection (PHDA 04) course this May 2020.

Articles by Joey Syer

The role GIS has played in the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 (a new corona virus) topped news headlines in early 2020 when it broke out in Wuhan, China. The outbreak…

The ‘Geography’ of the Geospatial Profession

Independence Geography, like time, breaks the rules of independence: observations across geography are going to vary. This is the first…

A Simple Automated Web Mapping System: Combining Data Collection and Mapping

My previous article discussed the collection of non-spatial data. I’ll now introduce the concepts of collecting spatial data alongside it…

Let the Scientists do Science: Efficient Data Management Design for Biological Field Surveys

Defining the problem Environmental consulting is a fast-paced industry for good reason. Whether it’s the constraints of the season, the…