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Greg McDermid receiving his award

Remote Sensing Group’s Greg McDermid Honoured with Distinguished Academic Early Career Award!

This September, our very own Dr. Greg McDermid of the ABMI Remote Sensing Group was honoured with the 2012 CAFA (Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations) Distinguished Academic Early Career Award at an awards ceremony in Edmonton. The award recognizes those academic staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the wider community while in the [...]

A map of native vs. non-native grassland types at CFB Suffield

Student Project Reveals the Power of Remote Sensing in Identifying Native vs. Non-Native Grasslands

Will McInnes is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary’s Masters in Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) program in the Department of Geography, and author of an ABMI-funded MGIS thesis project that successfully tested a multi-temporal remotely-sensed data set in the mapping of native vs. non-native grasslands over several different Albertan prairie subregions.  An expansion [...]

Mud, Mosquitos, and More Mud: The Remote Sensing Group’s 2012 Field Season

Though somewhat bittersweet, our crews are very excited to report a successful end to the 2012 field campaign.  Our team lead, Sande Dalton, reminisces fondly about the sunny days hiking through Alberta’s northern boreal forest and nights of camping at beautiful Christina Lake. Other crew members included Chun Hua Zhang, Riley Iwamoto, and Lauren Peters.  [...]

Remote Sensing Group Completes New Wall-to-Wall Land Cover Map

After months of hard work, the ABMI Remote Sensing Group is very pleased to announce the completion and release of the ABMI Wall-to-wall Land Cover Map version 2.1!  A long-awaited data product, the spatially exhaustive polygon vector layer represents land cover across Alberta circa 2000, uses 11 land cover classes, and contains roughly one million, [...]

Newest Member in the Family – the senseFly swinglet CAM Unmanned Areal Vehicle (UAV)

While remote sensing is presently an activity that we think of as taking place primarily on large aircraft or spacecraft, recent happenings in The Foothills Facility for Remote Sensing and GIScience (F^3GISci; home of the ABMI Remote Sensing Group) offers a glimpse into the discipline’s future.