This site contains information on the research and teaching activities by Dr R E Sieber and her team at McGill University.

Australian SDI

Sieber was part of the successful rebid for the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI-2). The Federal Minister Carr approved the establishment of CRCSI-2 on 6 August 2009 for $61M (AU).

The Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information is a national research centre set up under the government of Australia’s CRC Program.

In the coming years is involved in the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) research portion of the centre.


WhereCamp Montreal

We are hosting WhereCamp Montreal, on October 23. Click here to sign up.

What is WhereCamp?

"Society is being transformed by new maps and new mapping technology. Our mission is to help create a free forum for people to talk about, present, explore, and learn about projects that involve place."

WhereCamp is the unconference for hackers, mappers, thinkers, artists and anybody who wants to know their place. Hot on the heels of Geomatique 2009, we bring together enthusiasts for one day of in depth discussion and hacking. The last WhereCamp was done at U Denver and before that, SocialText in Palo Alto.

Scraping the Travel and Tourism Canada Conference

Peter presented a paper on the how tourism researchers can use web scraping of tourism recommendation sites to conduct spatial and theme-based research.

Peter Johnson and Renee Sieber. 2009. Mining the Web: User Generated Content Research. Travel and Tourism Research Association Canada. Tourism Away from the Mainstream. October 14-17, Guelph, Ontario.


Welcome Jian

Our newest team member is Jian Zhou, who is beginning his M.Sc. He will be investigation the integration of climate modeling and digital earths.


Britta goes on to a PhD!

Britta goes on to Simon Fraser to pursue a PhD. She will be working with Nick Hedley on geovisualization, education and mobile devices. Good luck, Britta!


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