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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
History of Cartography at the Geological Survey of Canada, from ink, to scribe coats, to relational databases, science language and complex symbology …
Originally a First Nations route for hunting and trade, the HBC adopted the trade route during the 1850s. The Heritage Trail Map design focused on the historical awareness of the area, the character of the landscape and providing visual clarity.
The Northwest Infrastructure Mapping Project was initially completed in 2014 for a partnership of conservation groups based in the Skeena River watershed at a time when multiple proponents were vying to construct pipelines to supply the buzzing liquified natural gas (LNG) export industry on the northwest coast of BC.
Five years later, the map is being updated with current constructed and proposed developments within the energy, mining, forestry, communication, and transportation sectors.