Hunting for Data… Literally

I always thought growing up in a place as wild and adventuresome as British Columbia that there was a significant backing of wild lands management and wildlife conservation. Oddly enough as I got older things just kept getting worse. British Columbia is allegedly infamous for having one of the worst most underfunded wildlife management organizations in all of North America, fortunately with a recent change in provincial government things are slowly getting better but the province is still very far behind.

LiDAR as a tool in site section for timber cruising

My name is Lorraine Brown, I have been working toward my Bachelor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Selkirk College since 2009 when I took Integrated Environmental Planning. I really liked the GIS classes and the capability of computer modelling, detailed analysis and the artistic aspect of cartography.

A Successful GIS Day 2017

Another successful GIS Day at the college has passed. This year our theme was “Data for Good” and we had some excellent student posters come out of it. This year’s posters focused more on the data then on the display; certainly more interesting for me then they’ve been in the past. We also had a small poster session from our bachelor’s students—their projects look quite interesting this year.

GIS Day & OSM Week Event!

We're celebrating GIS Day and OSM Geography Awareness Week 2017 at Selkirk College!

Open Data Webinar

What is open data? Why is it important to economic development? How can local government work collaboratively to make their data open? What are the challenges and opportunities for open data in the Basin-Boundary region?