Skills associated with Geography/Geomatics:
- Extremely proficient with:
- ESRI ArcMap 10.x
- ArcGIS Online Mapping
- CartoVISTA Online Mapping
- PCI Geomatica, ENVI, R-Studio
- LIDAR processing
- Raster Processing
- AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Surveying with Base and Rover GPS or using GSM on a Hemisphere S320 or similar using a Trimble or other using SurvCE or doing aerial surveys with our ebee UAV.
- Microsoft Excel
- SQL and database management
- Use of data collection during field work
- Understanding of hydrology principals.
- Organize, manipulate, summarize and analyze spatial and aspatial data by effectively utilizing statistical and database design concepts
- Interpret, georeference, correct, and classify remotely-sensed imagery for use in GIS
- Apply cartographic design principles to create hard-copy maps and/or digital displays which show information clearly and concisely
Extremely proficient with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, WordPress, and a wide range of other audio/video/photography editing tools on an OS/X platform, as well as Web site management (including my own photography site, www.wcfotography.com)
Below are some of the courses that I have taken to date that relate specifically to geography/geomatics:
Introduction to Geomatics, Geographic Information Systems – Worked with the Environment Committee of Ottawa South in mapping the trees of Carleton Campus that were affected by the Emerald Ash Bored and mapping other coniferous and deciduous trees.
Air Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing – Learning ways to view and interpret aerial photography and digital remote sensing with the use of visual interpretation of land use, landforms, and surficial materials and introduction to digital image processing and analysis.
Geospatial Analysis – Acquisition, manipulation, and display of spatially referenced information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Spatial modelling, site selection, and routing analysis in raster and vector GIS.
Cartographic Theory and Design – Principles of and issues in cartography, cartographic communication and map design; practical aspects of cartographic representation using multimedia and online mapping.
Remote Sensing of the Environment – Advanced image enhancement; land cover classification for thematic mapping; biophysical modelling; applications in resources, environment, and urban mapping.
Applications in Geographic Information Systems – Project design and customization, application development within a GIS, digital atlas compilation and geomatics education.
Climate and Atmospheric Change – The global climate system, with emphasis on global change variability over the historical and modern periods; the changing composition of the atmosphere and its impact on climate; analysis and interpretation of climatic and atmospheric data; modelling of climate systems.
Watershed Hydrology – Principles of hydrology at local and watershed scales, emphasizing: soil moisture regimes; field data collection and analysis of surface water or snow and ice conditions; hydrologic processes in cold environments; and regional runoff regimes in Canada.
Soil Properties – The physical and chemical properties of soils; soil-water relationships, weathering processes, soil mineralogy, cation exchange, soil pH. A plant-oriented perspective predominates.
Field Methods in Physical Geography – Field and laboratory approaches, methodologies and techniques in physical geography. Field projects will be undertaken to collect data for analysis, evaluation and presentation.
Quaternary Geography – Changes in the physical environment of the Earth during the last two million years; methods of studying recent Earth history; the last ice age in Canada.
Permafrost – Distribution, development, and degradation of permafrost in Canada; thermal and hydrologic regime of permafrost terrain; development of landforms in permafrost regions; geotechnical consideration in northern construction.
Geomorphology – Geomorphological agents of landscape change at the Earth’s surface, emphasizing the role of water, ice and wind in erosion and deposition; use of geomorphic indicators in studies of environmental change.
Cold Region Hydrology – An examination of cold region hydrologic processes via experimental and observational studies; analysis of hydrologic data and application of hydrologic models.
Directed Studies in Geography – Project was based upon analyzing 3D scan data collected from the Gomantong Caves in Malaysia.