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Using Colour Transparency to Map Election Results

As the 2016 United States presidential election careens towards its conclusion in November, GIS plays a prominent role in both planning…

Seeing Through Wildfire Smoke in Fort McMurray, Alberta with Infrared Imaging

Images of the massive wildfire that engulfed Fort McMurray, Alberta earlier this year have been seared into our collective consciousness.…

Canadian GIS Ambassador Program: Interview with Brent Hall, Director of Education & Research at Esri Canada

Interview with Brent Hall, Director of Education and Research at Esri Canada and, along with his staff, the initiator of…

The Accidental Geographer: Thoughts on Coming Home

My friend, Edward, directed me towards the Internet and the podcast website entitled ‘The Accidental Geographer’. Edward, in his version…

How Pokémon Go can encourage a love of outdoors … and family …

In a prior piece, Jonathan Murphy pointed out that fun and geospatial awareness can go together through a game. I…

University of Victoria Hosts Advanced Spatial Analysis Course

Is neighbourhood socioeconomic status associated with pediatric and childhood injuries? Are such injuries clustered in space? How can I model…

The Most Fun You’ve had with Geomatics: ‘Pokémon Go’ Comes to Canada

The geospatial community has been “abuzz” since a game called called “Pokémon Go” landed on cell phones in Australia and…

Making a Crow Attack Web Page With Open Source GIS Tools

Of all the pleasant events that happen in spring, crow attacks rank at the bottom of the pile. Crows become…

Transport Canada updates Canadian UAV Stakeholders

GoGeomatics got an interesting email this week about the proposed regulatory framework regarding UAVs from Transport Canada.  It’s really an…

Calgary 2015 GoGeomatics Social

Getting Ready for the 2016 GoGeomatics Back to School Socials

The GoGeomatics Canada Community had a terrific set of socials last season.  We get together each month over drinks, from…

Thinking About Geomatics: How to Find the Right Device for Data Collection

Finding the right device for data collection I was at CNAM recently and a number of discussions reminded me of…

NetCDF: a growing standard for encoding georeferenced data in binary form

Recently, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard that specifies how…