481 GIS Project Course – Student Project Published in International Journal of Remote Sensing

When our GIS Project course finished back in the spring of 2013 one particular project received a fantastic review from our external partners from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, who helped put this project together:

“I just finished going through the report and I’m very impressed with it. I have sent work to other GIS programs before and found the products to be less than complete and really not usable. This report contained excellent analysis, statistical testing and some very interesting results. I really appreciate your hands-on dealings with the students, which is evident in the report. I am already talking with my co-workers to line up another project for next year. Hopefully we can send something your way that is fun, challenging and relevant.” (September 11, 2013)SCI_MNR_logo_bronze

Three members of the project team Ian Evans, Jessica Miki, and Jessee Ho worked with me over the following term to submit their project paper for publication. Today, less than two years later the article was published in the International Journal of Remote Sensing.

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2016. doi:10.1080/01431161.2016.1151573

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2016. doi:10.1080/01431161.2016.1151573


These undergraduate students worked hard on this project and provide solid evidence that the work we do in our Geomatics program is contributing to science and real-world applications. The lead author Ian Evans carried this project the distance and should be commended. Congratulations to Ian, Jessica, and Jesse. Great work. You’ve set a standard for others to follow. This is the first time we’ve published a paper out of 481, but it won’t be the last.

A few openings for external projects for the Spring 2016 delivery of the course remain, so move fast and get in touch if you’re interested.