MapInfo, ArcGIS, ArcOnline, Vulcan, Geosoft, Surfer, Pathfinder, SQL Server, Python, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Suite
Regression Modelling, Chloropleth Mapping, Trade Area Analysis, Delphi Method, Potential Markets, SPSS
Drilling, Mapping, Trenching, GW Monitoring/Sampling, Site Remediation, Geophysical Surveying, Assessment, Quarterly Reporting
ERDAS Imagine, Microstation, Orthorectification, Image Enhancement, Mosaicking, Classification, RADAR, Landsat, LiDAR, Aerial Photography
Geographic Information Systems
I have been working with GIS software on and off since 2006 when I started working in the environmental consulting industry. From 2010-2014 I worked in the resources sector and made consistent use of MapInfo and Vulcan for the purpose of digitizing, map production, geospatial chemical analysis, ore body modelling, geospatial record keeping/databasing and cross section production.
At the Centre of Geomatic Sciences I utilized ESRI’s Business Analyst software to perform geospatial regression (Exploratory, OLS and Geographically Weighted) as well as for the determination of Potential Markets using weighted suitability including learning the Delphi Method. The results of the potential markets analysis was used for a trade area analysis using concentric rings method (calculating proportional sum and proportional average as required). Chloropleth mapping was used to explore different methods of data grouping (quantiles, standard deviation, equal interval, natural breaks).
My background in geology started in University where I pursued hard rock geology, hydrogeology, and geophysics. I completed an undergraduate thesis studying the GPR response of burial sites. During my cooperative degree I worked in environmental and geophysical consulting, groundwater flow and remediation research and environmental monitoring (mining site). Since graduation I have been working in Northern Ontario as an exploration geologist. Tasks that I am familiar with include Drilling, Mapping, Trenching, Ore body modelling. I attended many community, engineering, environmental and safety meetings.
I have experience using aerial photography and satellite imagery for project planning and assessment. In university I took a geomorphology course that focused on distinguishing surficial geology and infrastructure. At the Centre of Geomatic Sciences I took four remote sensing courses including the fundamentals of remote sensing, advanced digital image photography, LiDAR and remote sensing systems. Additionally I am completing a research project with the Applied Geomatics Research Group on coastline erosion.
Analyzing the world around us from every angle and perspective is key to recognizing it’s full potential. We need to project it’s truths and process the day to day interactions that turn seeming coincidences into a statistical model or a landscape to a new red, green and blue classification from a different perspective. This is why I love geographic information systems, remote sensing, geomorphology and generally everything about analyzing this wonderful rock beneath our feet and the physical laws, interactions and processes that it dictates.
I’m a geologist by education but my experience has gone in a wide variety of directions all related of course to natural sciences including hydrogeology, geophysics, environment, geology and GIS. I am currently attending the Centre of Geomatic Sciences in Nova Scotia after spending four busy years in the mining industry in Northern Ontario.
Geology takes my breath away. When I sat in my first class and they started discussing land formations and volcanoes I quite literally had difficulty remembering to breathe through my excitement. That excitement evolved through the years as I rode in my first helicopter (argo, quad etc), ran my first drill program and delved into the world of geochemistry.
When I first learned how to digitize mapping results and print cross section I approached the software with trepidation. There were so many options, possibilities and ultimately buttons to be clicked. This caution soon turned into fascination as I learned all of the ways that it could improve my life (and my employers) while outputting faster and more aesthetic results. I jumped on the GIS band wagon pretty quickly which is what led me to COGS and the remote sensing specialization degree that I am currently working on.
MicroStation can only read PXYZ (point, easting, northing elevation (orthometric height)) files. You must first change your files to this format and save as *.csv. Load in a vector (*.shp file) of control point locations. This can aid in determining accuracy issues. Go to MicroStation–>Tools–>Toolboxes and select it. Turn on XYZ Text Next you […]
Open up Terrascan and Read Points. It’s important to only open every 100th point for processing time. The next step is to export a lattice model. Grid spacing of 500m is acceptable because the geoid model has km long arcs. Filling gaps will prevent gaps in your TIN. Three decimal places will give you mm […]