Part 1: Interview with PhD student Roman Lukayenko at Memorial University


In this podcast-video, Sophia an undergraduate environmental studies student at McGill University interviews, Roman Lukayenko (Memorial University of Newfoundland) is a PhD candidate and works on the technical development of a website dedicated to citizen wildlife sightings in Newfoundland,

Interview with Dr. Johnson Quebec Geoweb Research Project


In this podcast-video, Sophia an undergraduate environmental studies student at McGill University interviews, Dr. Peter Johnson a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University about his research. Dr. Johnson draws on his work in Quebec working with several government agencies, and specifically in the rural region of Acton vale to illustrate both the challenges and opportunities of these geospatial technologies in decision-making and citizen engagement,

Interview with Pierre Beaudreau: Developing Geoweb Tools with Government


In this interview, Pierre Beaudreau a third year undergraduate in Geography discusses how municipal governments are looking to use GeoWeb tools for rural development and to increase public involvement in decision-making. Drawing from a partnership project with the rural municipality of Acton Vale, Quebec, he explains the Geoweb, its function, motivation and challenges associated with government adoption along with his own challenges in developing interactive web tools with government.

GeoWeb Summer Series 2011: Interview with Korbin daSilva


In this interview Korbin daSilva discusses his Masters research on Participatory Urban Design and how the use of 3D tools, such as his Community Design Tool can provide a way for citizens to more effectively partake in the process of designing sustainable neighborhoods through government to public participatory processes

The Geoweb and the Rural Digital Divide


Team 41 at the GEOIDE Conference

Several graduate and undergraduate students represented Team 41 at the 2011 GEOIDE Annual Conference held this year in Toronto on May 16th and 17th:

  • Lukanyenko, Roman. 2011. Citizen Science 2.0: Increasing quality and participation. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual GEOIDE Conference May 16-17, Toronto.
  • Torio, Dante. 2011. Using Fuzzy Logic to Map the Threat of Coastal Squeeze in Marshes at Wells Reserve and Portland, Maine. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual GEOIDE Conference May 16-17, Toronto.
  • Tudge, Pamela. 2011. Participatory Geoweb: Communicating Climate Change Report for Year 2. Presented 2011 Annual GEOIDE Conference May 16-17, Toronto.
  • Walker, Blake, and Claus Rinner. 2011. Deconstructing Effective Participation on the Geoweb. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual GEOIDE Conference May 16-17, Toronto.
  • Zhou, Jian. 2011. A Debate on Using Climate Models: Is it Crazy or Not?.  Presented at the 2011 Annual GEOIDE Conference May 16-17, Toronto.

Team 41 students Blake Walker and Steven Chung also served on administrative roles during and after the conference: Blake moderated several conference sessions in his capacity as coordinator of the GEOIDE Student Network; and Steven was the coordinator of the GEOIDE Summer School that followed the conference.


Empowering communities to manage their water supply

As part of the project “Geoweb and Community Development in Quebec“, two teams of McGill School of the Environment students spent the fall term 2010 working with a community-based watershed monitoring agency CDRN (Corporation de développement de la rivière Noire) to explore the potential for the Geoweb to serve as a conduit for citizen participation in watershed management. These student groups developed two tools, conducted a series of workshops with community members, and produced reports and instructional materials. McGill Public Affairs produced a short film about the group activities that gives an excellent overview of the project and the potential for the Geoweb in a community development context.


Pamela Tudge completes MA thesis

I recently completed my MA thesis entitled Cultivating Change: using the geoweb to map the food system in the North Okanagan, with Dr. Jon Corbett and with support from GEOIDE team 41.

My study examined how the geoweb can be used as a communication tool between advocates, farmers and community members in a small town setting. I have attached a pdf of the thesis below.  





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Here is just a rough list of references to get us started. Feel free to delete as required. My reference software doesn't seem to like including all the author names, but you get the point. Here is a link to an archive that has each as a .pdf


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Abstracts from Botshelo and Nyaladzani on VGI

Two recent graduates from University of New Brunswick share their abstracts on Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI) which is an important area for inquiry for our team. 

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