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

From geographic open data to open data for development

In January, Ana and I attended Open Data for Development, the group of people that are attempting to create the IATI data standard. Ana presented a talk called Crowdmap as a tool for international development.

 

Brandusescu, Ana and R E Sieber. 2014. Crowdmap as a tool for international development. Presentation at Open Data for Development Challenge, Montreal, QC, January 27-28 2014

 

Ana was able to draw on her considerable knowledge of crowdmapping for community development to create a wonderful talk.

Congratulations to Drew Bush

Drew, Ph.D. Candidate, Place-based Climate Change Education, was awarded a prestigious Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowship in University Science Teaching, for his research on integrating inquiry-based education as well as Web 2.0 tools to improve teaching about on climate change.

 

 

Presentations at GIS Day

GIS Day was living large at McGill this year. Our lab had five posters.

 

Bonnell, Tyler. 2013. Dynamic systems in GIS: an evaluation of primate movement patterns. GIS Day, Montreal, QC: November 19, 2013.

Brandusescu, Ana. 2013. Can we use a crisis mapping platform for community development? GIS Day, Montreal, QC: November 19, 2013.

Hughes, Carl. 2013. Geovisualization of the African Monsoons. GIS Day, Montreal, QC: November 19, 2013.

Xing, Jin. A Decomposition/Recomposition Workflow Management Framework for Feature Extraction in Big Imagery Data. GIS Day, Montreal, QC: November 19, 2013.

Xing, Jin and Renee Sieber. 2013. Image Segmentation with Large Remote Sensing Images. GIS Day, Montreal, QC: November 19, 2013.

 

Hacking and Planning

Geothink gave a talk at the City of Regina's Regional Planning Summit.

 

Open Data for Regional Planning: Technical and non-technical issues. P. Leclerc, R. E. Sieber, M. Burchfield

 

On Sabbatical

I am on sabbatical 2013-2014 academic year. First stop NASA Goddard institute for Space Studies, where I'll be looking at citizen engagement with climate models. Next stop in May, where I'll explore citizen science with Muki Haklay at University College London.

 

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