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

Our research in the news

Stephane was able to capture the weird almagem that is my research.

Baillargeon, Stéphane. 2013. Humanités 2.0 - Géoweb, mapping et autres chinoiseries. Le Devoir. 27 juillet 2013

 

We get a big grant

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Over the next five years, 26 researchers and 30 partners will explore how location-based technologies and social media transform the way Canadian cities and citizens communicate with each other. The grant, Geothink, is led by Renée Sieber, McGill University. This $5.7million grant is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant Program and generous contributions from grant partners. Executive Summary below:

GEOG 506 2013 Advanced GeoInformation Science Final Projects

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Congratulations to all the students and my co-instructor, Raja Sengupta, for another great Advanced GIScience course! Below are the final project abstracts. Be sure to click through to read the entire list:

 

Dynamic Multi-Scale Standardization in Watersheds

Christopher Amyot

Scale and scale type variation between disciplines often makes it difficult for researchers performing watershed analysis to compare their results with other studies. The scales used in watershed analysis are not well defined and are rarely reviewed, leading to many questions as to how spatial and temporal scale can be standardized, if it is even possible at the present time. The result of analysis of scale has resulted in the development of a criteria and framework, known as “Dynamic Multi-Scale Standardization” for the classification of scales into common standards. This framework provides cross-discipline understanding to watershed scale and is further aided by the creation of an algorithm to group scale. The techniques shown provide a non-arbitrary scaling that is both justifiable and replicable, which provides legitimacy and credibility to scale.

 

Doing Big Data in the House (at the AAG)

Our student Jin Xing did a presentation on big data at the AAG.

 

Xing, Jin, Renee Sieber, and Margaret Kalacska. 2013. Big Data in Intelligent Geographic Image Analysis: Challenges and Approaches. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. 9-13 April. Los Angeles, CA.

 

AAG stories

My presentation at AAG:

 

Sieber, R E. 2013. The Geoweb in a Digital Society: Participatory Theory meets Grounded Experience. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. 9-13 April. Los Angeles, CA.

 

I also took on the cyberGIS folks (in a nice way).

 

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