October 2020

ArcGIS Online: mapping without limits (2020 tutorial)

ArcGIS Online is a web-based mapping and app-building site created by Esri, one of world's leaders in GIS software. In an effort to empower users of all levels to create interactive maps and applications that are easy to share, Esri developed ArcGIS Online (commonly called AGOL) platform to realize its vision. With both a free version for lay users and an organizational account for larger enterprises, the functionality is tailored to different mapping and application needs.

Google Earth Pro (2020 tutorial)

As of early 2015, Google Earth Pro, which used to be a $400 product, is now free. This is a simple yet powerful tool for viewing information geographically—whether it is for viewing climate information, analyzing change over time, or tracing routes from your vacation.

Getting started with QGIS version 3.10.9 (2020 tutorial)

Quantum GIS, often referred to as QGIS, is an open source GIS desktop application, which can be installed on various system operation platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD (and soon, Android!). More importantly, QGIS is free open-source software and offers numerous plugins for various functions. Since the software is open-source, there is abundant documentation submitted by web community support workers and voluntary developers. This tutorial introduces users to the basic concepts and major functions of QGIS to get them started with the software.

Digital Raster Acquisition Project for the East (DRAPE) imagery (2019)

Received from Land Information Ontario (LIO), 2019 imagery for the Digital Raster Acquisition Project for the East (DRAPE). These orthorectified images have been captured from aircraft because of the ability to obtain high resolution products over a large area. Orthophotos are captured during spring under the best conditions possible to achieve cloud free, snow free, ice free, smoke free, and leaf off conditions.