About Sabina Zaidi

Sabina lives in Calgary, Alberta. She has BGIS from SAIT polytechnic and B.SC in Geology from the University of Calgary. Sabina enjoys creating greeting cards, painting acrylic landscapes and biking in the summer time. Currently looking for new opportunities.

Posts by Sabina Zaidi

I had a chance to attend the 2017 GeoAlberta conference earlier this month in Calgary, Alberta. This was my first geospatial event and I had heard from Jonathan Murphy, the Managing Director of GoGeomatics, that Alberta organizes one of the best geospatial events in Canada.  As a regular contributor and editor for GoGeomatics Canada I was given the opportunity by the GeoAlberta organizers to attend and share my experiences with the community.  My hope is that others like myself, young geomatics professionals, will attend more events like these in Canada. What is GeoAlberta all about? GeoAlberta is a chance for geomatics professionals...
Posted on April 19, 2017
What is a data cube and how is it used for big data analytics?  How does a data cube work with remotely sensed data? Before writing this article I had never heard of a data cube nor the Google Earth Engine (GEE). What stirred my interest was the fact Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) had begun to engage with the Canadian geomatics community on creating a data cube of our own.  If you follow this link you will see the call for participation in a workshop, "CCRS in Ottawa: Big Geospatial Data Analytics Workshop" from late last year. It seems the Canadian government believes data cubes are important and wants us to have one of our...
Posted on February 3, 2017
Every weeknight, my mom and I watch Jeopardy together. Jeopardy always starts with the announcement of the contestants by their profession.  Usually we hear about the doctors, the lawyers and the teachers on Jeopardy. But in December 2016, Sam Scovill represented all GIS professionals. Sam Scovill is a GIS technician from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and a 3-day Jeopardy champion, earning a total of $56,201. I contacted Sam and asked him a few questions about his experience on Jeopardy and his GIS career. GoGeomatics: How would you describe your experience on Jeopardy? Sam Scovill: Being on Jeopardy is an amazing experience, but it doesn't...
Posted on December 14, 2016
I had the opportunity to celebrate GIS Day by attending the event hosted by the Alberta Geomatics Group at the Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary, Alberta. Previous GIS days have been held at the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark. At the event, I meet new people, reconnected with old colleagues and past instructors. There were a few exhibits at the GIS day event involving GIS activities in and around Calgary. Some of these activities included drones displayed by SAIT Polytechnic and 3D map of Glenbow Reservoir. This 3D map was interpreted by Stanton Hogg and was created by Protospace. Also, I learned about open source data, which is...
Posted on December 2, 2016
Recently, I reviewed a report by the Canadian Council of Geomatics on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for geomatics applications here at home. It was based on a study led by NWT Centre for Geomatics with financing from Natural Resources Canada's GeoConnections Programs.  Here is a link to the report LINK Its purpose was to the reduce duplication in publications by coming up with an authoritative report on RPAS. The terminology RPAS, drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAVs) are often used interchangeably. RPAS was a term originally introduced by Civil Aviation. RPAS is a subset of drones / UAVs that have...