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The Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC) at Selkirk College is a leading-edge research centre specializing in geospatial technologies to aid in solving critical issues pertaining to environmental and socio-economic problems.

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From the Team

In Search of the Big Picture – a Green Map for more effective conservation efforts in the Creston Valley

Yann Troutet - 2020-01-20

Saving Wilderness! It has long been a motto of the conservation movement. But how? And where? Sure: anywhere and by any means is better than just talking about it. But what if you could find a way to conserve those areas that matter the most?

Object Classification using Spectral SignaturesColin Jaeck - 2019-08-12
When I began working for the SGRC, I was given the task of analyzing multi-spectral drone imagery from cutblocks. The objective was to provide Government and industry partners with an accurate means of assessing biomass quantities left behind from logging operations.

The Hunt for InnovationStantiago Botero - 2019-07-30
Our world today is rapidly changing. From climate fluctuations to the rapid expansion of technology, we are faced with questions on what to do next.

Using GIS to Assist Stewardship Groups in the Columbia BasinKatie Ericson - 2019-07-09
For many, the most loved feature of this area is the abundance of water, whether it be for sustaining life, the beautiful forests and wildlife or the recreational activities that bring us joy. If you live in a rural area, you likely get your water from the creek nearby. With this valuable resource comes many threats, like pollution or degradation from forestry being too close to the water source.

Musings of a Rural ResidentMark Trueman - 2019-07-02
I entered the ADGIS program in the fall of 2018 wide eyed after a 25 year hiatus from formal academic learning. As an expedition river guide for most of my working life, I spent much of my time in the absence of technology (sometimes intentionally). As such, the world of GIS and data analysis has been a significant change in pace and in many ways an entirely new world for me to explore.

Everybody Does Data DifferentlyJessica Fulcher - 2018-09-24
I was hired with the SGRC to work on their Open Data for Open Government Project. This is a three year project exploring open data best practices, policy and delivery option in a rural setting (please visit this website for more information  I was excited about this opportunity. One of the main themes I pulled out of my coursework during the ADGIS program was the importance of the availability and usability of data.

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