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From the Team

Drone Surveying: The Devil in the Details

Justin Robinson - 21/7/17 8 a.m.

After completing the ADGIS program at Selkirk College in April 2017, I was fortunate enough to score one of the 5 Co-op positions at the SGRC. Joey Plessis and I were selected to work as a team on the RDCK Parks UAV Project.

The Fine Art of Open Data: A GIS Survival Guide for the Arithmophobic — I began the BGIS program at Selkirk College in September 2016. This was a mid-life choice, being more than ready to develop in a new direction after years working as a library assistant and taking numerous, unfocused undergraduate courses.
Justin Robinson - 14/7/17 8 a.m.

Trail Asset Management: What do we have and where is it? — From a management standpoint, it makes good planning sense to know what you have. Increasingly more pressing, however, is the question of where? Where are the things we have?
Justin Robinson - 7/7/17 10 a.m.

IODC 2016 — The 4th International Open Data Conference, also known as IODC 16, was held in Madrid, Spain on the 6th and 7th of October 2016. Besides the two days of the official conference, 28 pre-events were held from the 3rd to the 5th, creating a weeklong open data celebration in Madrid.
Ian Parfitt - 13/12/16 10:58 a.m.

Open Data for Open Government in Rural BC — In April of this year Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the results of the second competition for grants from the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). It was a day I had long been waiting for and when I got a text message from my Dean saying that there was some good news I could feel my heartbeat accelerate.
Ian Parfitt - 30/8/16 12:29 p.m.

Drones and Kids — Students from various schools in the West Kootenays visited the Selkirk College Castlegar campus in the spring of 2016.  Selkirk hosted “Experience Selkirk Day” on May 19th which brought in around one hundred 10th graders looking into the possibility of continuing their education there after high school graduation.  Another younger group of around 50 students (grades 4-8) also toured the college for “Mini U Day” on June 15th.
Eric Hoodicoff - 22/7/16 2:49 p.m.

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