Event Title

Development and use of a GIS package for broad-based needs at the Quesnel River Research Centre (central British Columbia)

Description

The Quesnel River Research Center (QRRC) is a base station for research in the Quesnel River watershed. Since UNBC began research at this venue there has been a need for a Geographic Information System (GIS). In the spring of 2007 a grant to the Landscape Ecology Research Program allowed this project to begin. Spatial data from various sources, such as: the Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada, and the University of Northern British Columbia was used. The QRRC GIS contains a wide range of data useful for both researchers and community members, such as: BC TRIM 2 data, Government of Canada soils maps, stream order maps, drainage basin data, and Landsat 7 images. Stream order maps and the drainage basin data were generated using Esri's Arcmap Hydro tools. This posed a challenge, as there was little documentation relating to hydrological tools for the building of these layers. This talk will present an overview of how this system was developed and how it is designed to facilitate a range of users. As well this talk will introduce some of the techniques used to overcome challenges in its development.

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Subject - LCSH

Geographic information systems--British Columbia

Geographic Coverage

British Columbia;

Genre/Form

Abstracts

Session

GIS and Spatial Data

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Language

English

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Development and use of a GIS package for broad-based needs at the Quesnel River Research Centre (central British Columbia)

The Quesnel River Research Center (QRRC) is a base station for research in the Quesnel River watershed. Since UNBC began research at this venue there has been a need for a Geographic Information System (GIS). In the spring of 2007 a grant to the Landscape Ecology Research Program allowed this project to begin. Spatial data from various sources, such as: the Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada, and the University of Northern British Columbia was used. The QRRC GIS contains a wide range of data useful for both researchers and community members, such as: BC TRIM 2 data, Government of Canada soils maps, stream order maps, drainage basin data, and Landsat 7 images. Stream order maps and the drainage basin data were generated using Esri's Arcmap Hydro tools. This posed a challenge, as there was little documentation relating to hydrological tools for the building of these layers. This talk will present an overview of how this system was developed and how it is designed to facilitate a range of users. As well this talk will introduce some of the techniques used to overcome challenges in its development.