Regression Analysis of Logging Activities on Caribou Populations in Omineca Region, BC
Investigation in the effects of the silviculture industry on Woodland Caribou populations in the Omineca Region of British Columbia, Canada.
A regression analysis was conducted on forest disturbance and caribou population data to explore the relationship between areas of high/low logging activity with the populations of surrounding caribou herds.
Habitat Suitability Analysis of the Aishihik Wood Bison Herd in Yukon
A weighted suitability analysis was conducted to identify the favorable and unfavorable areas throughout the Aishihik wood bison herd's range. The weighted model considered two major influences; environmental factors and human activities.
Factors such as landcover, degree slope and natural resource extraction were used in a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to identify areas of high and low habitat favorability for the Aishihik Wood Bison Herd.
UAV Orthomosaic Image and DTM Generation
A set of 15 images taken of a banana plant in the Congo from an unmanned aerial vehicle where merged together to create an orthomosaic image and DTM. CalibCam was used to
calibrate and pair the photos to create a stitched orthophoto. 3DM Analyst was used to merge and smooth the DTM, then investigate mapping features in 3D view. Two feature files were generated to identify the roads and buildings.
Rule-based Land Classification
The Little Cataraqui Conservation Area was classified using a QuickBird image and LiDAR dataset with a decision tree classification method. The red and near infrared band of the QuickBird image were used to create a NDVI layer. The NDVI was used to mask the water and isolate vegetation from non-vegetation. The LiDAR data was used to create a Canopy Height Model (CHM). The CHM was used to classify the different vegetation and building types. A bNDVI product was produced from the QuickBird image to separate bare ground from road surfaces.
Site Suitability Analysis for Cottage Construction
Three potential sites were identified for construction of a cottage given client specifications. Specification were based on elevation, slope degree, slope face direction, distance from roadways and view. Elevation data and road data was used to derive 5 products: elevation raster, aspect raster, slope raster, road buffers, and viewsheds. Raster algebra was used to create the final suitability map product.
California State Atmospheric Ozone Level Interpolation
A point dataset of daily maximum 8 – hour ozone concentrations (ppm) measurements taken throughout California state were spatially interpolated using the kriging method. A NW-SE trend of the data was removed from the interpolation to increase accuracy of the model. Indicator kriging was used to map the probability an area will exceed the critical ozone concentration of 0.12 ppm.
Landfill Suitability Analysis for Gallatin County, Montana
A weighted and simple suitability analysis was conducted to identify the opening of a third landfill in the Gallatin County, Montana. Site specifications included distance from current landfills, distance from rivers, slope degree, soil type and landcover types.