On the Map Colonial Adoption of Indigenous Toponomies

On the Map: Colonial Adoption of Indigenous Toponomies

The six Tŝilhqot’in community names were adopted into the official gazetteer of British Columbia and are now, quite literally, “on the map.”
This presentation explores the story of Adoption of Indigenous Toponomies …

Shady Business Adventures in Terrain Mapping

Shady Business: Adventures in Terrain Mapping

While working on a trail map for Squamish, British Columbia, Joe discovered that terrain mapping was trickier than he had initially thought. This talk describes the real life process that went into creating a better map.

The Art and Science of Map Production

The Art and Science of Map Production

The Art and Science of Map Production looks to challenge the conventions of modern day map making. With examples to demonstrate the shortcoming of too art heavy and too science heavy in order to arrive at the conclusion that cartography and map production should strive to balance the art and the science for a better quality product.

Effects of Geographic Extent on Systematic Conservation Planning Outcomes

Effects of Geographic Extent on Systematic Conservation Planning Outcomes

Conserving biodiversity is principally achieved through the designation of protected areas, guided by the process of systematic conservation planning. The aim of conservation planning is to identify networks of protected areas that represent regional biodiversity.

Collaborative Mapping The Skeena Maps Portal

Collaborative Mapping: The Skeena Maps Portal

The Skeena Maps Portal, developed by the Skeena Knowledge Trust, provides an online, publicly accessible platform for basic mapping, spatial data management, and collaboration for organizations operating within the Skeena Watershed.

Regional Patterns in the Influence of Ocean-Climate Teleconnections on the Timing and Duration of MODIS Derived Snow Cover in BC

Regional Patterns in the Influence of Ocean-Climate Teleconnections on the Timing and Duration of MODIS Derived Snow Cover in BC

We use the twice daily Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow cover product to understand the
regional influence of the Oceanic Nino Index (ONI) and Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) on snow cover in British Columbia
(BC).

GIS on the Hot Seat: How the City of Prince George GIS and Fire Departments Work Together

GIS on the Hot Seat: How the City of Prince George GIS and Fire Departments Work Together

In 2013 Prince George Fire Rescue completed a Fire Underwriters Survey. Fire pre-plans were determined to be a relatively low cost, low impact item that would result in a high likelihood of the Fire Underwriters keeping Prince George at its current grading level. The fire department approached the City of Prince Georges GIS Department for help with creation and distribution of these Pre-Incident Plans. This resulted in the creation of a secure, self-service mapping platform for use by the City of Prince Georges Fire Department.

On Fire: A Glimpse into BC Wildfire Service Incident Mapping

On Fire: A Glimpse into BC Wildfire Service Incident Mapping

With BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), on-site geomatics support presents a challenging and rewarding experience for deployed Geomatics staff. As a technical specialist in the Plans section of the ICS system, GIS specialists typically work alone, providing support for all geomatics needs.

Lives in Motion Analysing Internal Migration in Southern Ontario between 1861 and 1871 using GIS and Cartographic Techniques

Analysing Internal Migration in Southern Ontario between 1861 and 1871

The Analysing Internal Migration project identifies a sample of individuals and families who researchers were able to link between the 1861 and 1871 Canadian Census records. Simplification techniques such as regionalization analysis to group together migration source areas by similar attributes, and edge bundling techniques to simplify the visualization of origindestination flows are some of the methods explored.

The Highly Formalized Cartography of the Geological Survey of Canada

The Highly Formalized Cartography of the Geological Survey of Canada

History of Cartography at the Geological Survey of Canada, from ink, to scribe coats, to relational databases, science language and complex symbology …