COURSES

All the Courses listed below were all taken at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where I undertook an Applied degree in Geographic Information Systems I completed the course with a GPA of 4.0.

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GEOS 415 - Professional Communications

Explores professional communication, including interpersonal communication, critical thinking, business writing, team management, ethics, and professionalism in the workplace.

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Professional Communications – SNC Lavalin Case Study Research

GEOS-406 – Geospatial Project Foundations

An introduction to spatial analysis and cartographic representation. The course focussed on processes and techniques used during the data analysis and data output stages of the GIS development cycle. Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Map layouts
  • Principles of symbolization
  • Data classification methods
  • Map scale and generalization
  • Typography and map lettering
  • Colour theory
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Queries
  • Spatial joins
  • Map overlays
  • Statistical analysis

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Final Project Report City of Fernie Overland Flood Risk Assessment: Fight or Flight?

Project Map Examples

Elk River Watershed

The FWA generated Elk River watershed polygon and the watershed polygon generated by Stellar Cartography are shown here to overlay one another closely.

Elk River Watershed Elevations

Elk River watershed Elevation map showing contours and elevation labels

Estimated Building Damage: City of Fernie 1 in 200 Year Flood

Map showing a simulation of a 1 in 200-year flood, utilizing Hazus 2.0 Flood modeling software add-on for ArcGIS for Desktop. Created for research and methodology purposes only.

Flood Depth Stages: City of Fernie – 1 in 200 Year Flood Event

Map showing the various flood depth stages taken from a simulation of a 1 in 200-year flood, utilizing Hazus 2.0 Flood modeling software add-on for ArcGIS for Desktop. Created for research and methodology purposes only.

Extent of Building Damage Per community: City of Fernie – 1 in 200 Year Flood Event

Map showing the Extent of Building Damage Per community taken from a simulation of a 1 in 200-year flood, utilizing Hazus 2.0 Flood modeling software add-on for ArcGIS for Desktop. Created for research and methodology purposes only.

GEOS-409 – GIS Data Capture I

GIS Data Capture I Introduces the considerations and processes involved in the data capture stage of the geographic information system (GIS) development cycle. Topics include basic geospatial concepts, geospatial data models, and data acquisition techniques such as digitizing, global positioning system (GPS), remote

Topics include:

  • Basic geospatial concepts
  • Geospatial data models
  • Data acquisition techniques such as:
    • Digitizing,
    • Global positioning system (GPS),
    • Remote sensing
    • Geocoding.

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Georeferencing Assignment 5 – GEOS409

GEOS 451 – GIS Data Capture 2

This course focuses on the role of remote sensing systems using the Global Positioning System (GPS) for GIS data capture. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of a geographic information system (GIS) by articulating how this relationship works.

Topics include:

  • Passive and active remote sensing systems such as:
    • Photographic and multispectral systems
    • Image processing techniques
    • Mobile mapping and GIS integration.

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Airphoto Interpretation – GEOS451

Image Classification – GEOS451

GEOS-418 – GIS Data Modeling

This course is an introduction to the discipline of database design. Its primary object is to provide learners with the required skills to create, maintain and analyze relational databases that can be integrated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Database design principles
  • Database normalization
  • Creation and maintenance of relational databases
  • Data analysis techniques
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Using SQL
  • Integration of relational databases with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Normalization – GEOS418

GEOS-419 – GIS Data Analysis and Output

This course introduces the learner to spatial analysis and cartographic representation with a focus on processes and techniques used during the data analysis and data output stages of the GIS development cycle.Topics include map design principles, symbolization, data classification, map scale and generalization, typography,

Topics include: map design principles, symbolization, data classification, map scale and generalization, typography,

  • map design principles
  • map scale
  • generalization
  • Typography
  • Colour theory
  • Analytical processes such as:
    • Spatial queries
    • Spatial joins
    • Map overlays.

Project Documents and Map Examples

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Alberta Sub Regions Map – pdf download

Devon_County – pdf download

USA Sub Regions Map – pdf download

Iowa State Map Hog/Pig Farms USA – pdf download

GEOS-410 – GIS Data Manipulation & Transformation

This course introduces you to the considerations and processes involved in managing core data. These considerations and processes are critical to the accurate integration, management, analysis, and output of data in a GIS work environment. This course focuses on the fundamentals of managing and manipulating core data and how to troubleshoot problems. Topics include data security, data backup and archival procedures, metadata, data transformations, conversions and translations, survey, and mapping systems as well as data generalization and filtering techniques.

Topics include:

  • Data Fundamentals
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Survey Systems
  • Mapping Systems
  • Data Integrity
  • Data Manipulation

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Alberta Township System and National Topographic

GEOS 450 – Enterprise and Web Geographic Information Systems

Enterprise and Web GIS introduces enterprise and web-based GIS environments. The focus is on the management of enterprise and web systems, such as ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, to optimize the capture, storage, management, analysis and output of spatial and non-spatial data. The knowledge of these systems will enhance the organizational decision-making process.

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Project Map Examples 

GEOS 453 – Data Management & Analysis

This course introduces the learner to the enterprise geographic information system (GIS) environment which is used by companies to support their decision making by compiling new information and analyzing it. The focus is on the techniques for the storage and management of spatial and non-spatial data.

Topics include:

  • Enterprise geodatabase development,
  • Editing and enhancement coupled with data analysis involving
  • Surface models
  • Grid statistics
  • Vector, and raster data.

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Surface Generation Model Created in ArcMap for desktop using Modelbuilder

Surface Generation Solar – pdf download

Suitability Modelling – Waterton National Park Parks Canada Trail

Waterton National Park Trail Suitability Model Design – pdf download

Waterton National Park Trail Suitability Relief – pdf download

Waterton National Park Trail Suitability Model Design

Time-Based Routing – Assignment using Networks toolset in ArcMap for Desktop

Time-Based Routing – pdf download

Closest Facility – Assignment using Networks toolset in ArcMap for Desktop

Closest Facility – pdf download

GEOS 457 – Cartography & Geovisualization

This course introduces the learner to thematic mapping, geographic visualization methods and geospatial analysis techniques that geographic information system (GIS) professionals commonly use to present geographic information. Topics include:

  • Theories on presenting spatial information;
  • Cartographic design methodology;
  • Cartographic techniques such as:
  • Proportional and graduated symbols
  • Pie-chart maps
  • Choropleth maps
  • Dot density maps
  • Isarithmic maps
  • Cartograms
  • Bivariate maps
  • Map animations

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Basic Cartography Concepts Research Paper – pdf download

Residential Break and Enters Per Community City of Calgary 2015 – pdf download

Proportional Symbols State population USA Senior Citizens 2000 – pdf download

Pie Chart Example Senior Population greater than 500,000 USA – pdf download

Proportional Pie Charts: Brexit Remain or Leave the European Union UK 2016 – pdf download

Crime Rate Per 100,000 and Poverty Percentage USA – pdf download

GEOS 455 – Geoprocessing and Programming

  • GeoProcessing with ModelBuilder – Intermediate to Advanced
  • Programming with Python – Introduction to Advanced
  • Web mapping page development
  • Programming with JavaScript API (Introduction)

GIS programming introduces to high-level programming (HLP) language scripting (e.g. Python scripting) for geographic information system. Topics include – Introduction to basic HLP language (Python) fundamentals to advanced geoprocessing using a number of GIS software site-packages (e.g. ArcGIS and Arcpy Mapping module) as well as exploring and analyzing spatial data using HLP language and raster datasets using the Spatial Analyst module.

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Crime Analysis – Geoprocessing using Model Builder in ArcMap for Desktop

Crime Analysis Schema Setup – pdf download

Crime Analysis Truncate Crimes – pdf download

Crime Analysis Main Model – pdf download

Crime Analysis Model -pdf download

Python Scripting 

Folder Copy Script – txt download

Folder Creation and Editing Script – txt download

Buffer Analysis Within Road Buffer Distance – txt download

Automation Script Creatimg MXD Map Document – txt download

GEOS 459 – Applied GIS Capstone Project

This course provided practical experience in the design, planning, development, implementation, and presentation of a GIS project.  My project team consisted of 3 people each with varying backgrounds we could combine our knowledge of GIS software, data concepts and project management methodologies in the production of an industry-relevant project.

Capstone Project – Uncharted Waters City of Fernie Flood Risk Assessment

For our capstone project, we conducted a sewer network analysis for the City of Fernie utilizing InfoSWIMM which is a hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software which is integrated with ArcGIS for Desktop. Using the InfoSWMM software we created a methodology for modeling the effects of a 1:5 year and 1:10-year rainfall storm event. Which can be used to identify deficiencies in the sewer network system.

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Project Plan – pdf download

Project Proposal – pdf download

Capstone Poster Write Up – pdf download

Capstone City of Fernie Fernie Poster – pdf download

GEOS 540 – Directed Field Studies

This course allows the learner to apply their technical and soft skills to real-life situations in a real-world work environment through employment in a GIS company or in a GIS-related position.

Topics include:

  • Goal setting
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Professional development and networking
  • Resume/portfolio writing and presentation.

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ESRI ONLINE COURSES

SPATIAL LABS

Spatial Labs

Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Storms on Manhattan

Point Patterns in Forest Fires

Spatial Analysis in Forestry Course Set

Timber Harvest Planning Using GIS

Site Selection without Customer Data for a Retail Firm

Where Did We Search? Managing and Presenting Operational Data

Search Operation

Clue Log: Creating a GeoForm Web Mapping Application

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Video Tutorials

Introduction to Scripting Your WebGIS with ArcGIS API for Python

ArcGIS API for Python: Advanced Scripting

TRAINING SEMINARS

Training Seminars

Space Time Pattern Mining: A New Frontier in Spatial Analysis

Introduction to Workforce for ArcGIS

Creating Desktop Add-ins Using Python (for ArcGIS 10.1)

Dynamic Image Processing in ArcGIS Pro

OTHER WEB COURSES

Other Web Courses

Basics of Python (for ArcGIS 10)

Python Scripting for Geoprocessing Workflows

Get Started with Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

Elevation Analysis with ArcGIS Online

Smart Strategies for Managing Lidar Data

Hazus-MH 2.0

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