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Vancouver IslandUniversity



Transportation Workshop Event

Brief presentations followed by interactive discussions to find ways of increasing active transportation to VIU. 

Thursday, March 21, 2024; in Building 355, Room211. Free event. Doors open at 9 am. Come to one, some or all sessions!

  • Session 1: 9:30 - 11:20 am. Transportation, Climate Change and Pollution
  • Session 2: 11:30 - 12:50 am. Transportation and Community Planning
  • Session 3: 1 - 2:20 am. Transportation, Equity and Justice
  • Session 4: 2:30 - 4:30 am. Public Transit Solutions

Poster for a Transportation Workshop at VIU

2023 Geography Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2023 Geography Department award winners!

  • Award for Service to the Geography Department: Emma Morrison-Turley
  • Carto Cup 2023: Emma Morrison-Turley (Web Map), Eric Martinen (Static Map)
  • CAG Undergraduate Award: 
  • Lady Rose Award: Sierra De Buysscher-Nailor
  • Don Stone Scholarship: Brayden McClary

2023 Carto Cup Competition

The winners of the 2023 Carto Cup Competition are Emma Morrison-Turley (Geography) and Eric Martinen (ADGISA)! Having several entries that included both static maps and dynamic maps, it was decided by the judges this year to split the competition between the create two categories. Emma won for best dynamic map and Eric won the best static map. Check out the Carto Cup for more on their maps and on the Carto Cup Contest. 

Emma's map was part of her GEOG 428: GIScience Applications project. Her map examines a walking and driving time analysis of existing elementary schools in Salmon Arm BC. She wanted to see how much area was encompassed by a 10-minute walk and a 5-minute drive for each school. This was to help locate where She thought they should put a new elementary school! Explore her map

Driving and Walking Time Analysis Map of elementary schools in Salmon Arm

Eric's map was part of his Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications program. "LiDAR sensor technologies have been useful as a relatively new method to generate elevation models of various terrain.  These sensors use various platforms to ‘remotely sense’ objects within their range.  One popular platform for LiDAR is the use of Drones.  This submission to Carto Cup 2023 was developed after a private client requested elevation and surface models be generated from pre-existing Drone data." - Eric Martinen

Digital Surface Model of Agricultural Field, bundagul, Angeles City Region, Philippines