Deep Learning Neural Networks and Remote Sensing in Manitoba

Deep Learning Neural Networks and Remote Sensing in Manitoba

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On May 11, 2017
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Deep Learning Neural Networks and Remote Sensing in Manitoba The province of Manitoba is tasked with producing a land use/land cover (LU/LC) map derived from satellite image classification, for the province in a timely manner. However, due to a variety of constraints, meeting this deadline has proven challenging. In many cases it may take several […]
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Flying your Drone Safely and Legally

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 25, 2017
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Flying a drone for work, research, or as a hobby?   You may need special permission from Transport Canada. Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) include model aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft systems, which are also known as drones. More and more people are operating such aircraft for work or pleasure. It is important to understand laws that […]
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Shiny New Website

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On February 15, 2017
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Thanks to Modern Earth for our shiny new website! Please update or register and leave your comments on this post to let us know what you think!
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Call for judges – Skills Manitoba 2018

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 15, 2018
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The GIS Skills Competition is looking for a couple of extra judges to help assess students’ work, maps, and analysis.  The event takes place on April 12, 2018 at the Red River College Notre Dame Campus.  Judges are required for about 2 hours (from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm).  If you are interested in helping […]
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Migration is Risky

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 4, 2018
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To conserve energy, migrating birds often take direct—and dangerous—routes, which can expose them to storms, predators, and disorientation from perilous navigation conditions. Migrations that cut across deserts or open water are especially risky. On rare occasions, a storm front or band of rain intersects the birds, killing thousands and forcing an entire sky full of […]
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Call for Workshop Proposals

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On January 2, 2018
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The MGUG AGM is happening February 21, 2018. We are looking for speakers who would be willing to do a demonstration of a useful GIS skill they feel others would be interested in learning.  About 40 minutes would be allotted for your demo, which should include an explanation of the data and software used, purpose of […]
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Call for Volunteers and Board Members

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On January 2, 2018
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MGUG wants you! JOIN THE BOARD! We have some openings for new board members this year starting February 2018.  No experience required, only enthusiasm and a willingness to contribute! To apply please fill in the attached form here: MGUG_Board_Nomination_2018 VOLUNTEER! Want to help out MGUG but don’t have the time for a full board position […]
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New Book – A History of Canada in Ten Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land.

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 26, 2017
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Charting a course for the past Author uses maps to explore our country’s ‘violent, epic, adventurous’ history   Earlier this year, Shoalts completed another epic journey, a 4,000-kilometre solo trek across Canada’s Arctic, traveling mainly by canoe. Before he did that, however, he penned A History of Canada in Ten Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a […]
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MGUG AND GEOWEEK!

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 16, 2017
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How have you celebrated GeoWeek? For many of us as professionals we use GIS on a daily basis. However for most of the population they’ve never heard of it. So this week is your chance to educate your fellow citizens. Right across Manitoba, GIS professionals are putting on workshops, open houses, presentations and sharing the […]
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Land cover map of North America at 30-meter spatial resolution released by the CEC

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On November 7, 2017
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Montreal, 2 November 2017—A new map produced by the trinational North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) and supported by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) depicts year 2010 land cover across North America at 30-meter spatial resolution, representing a significant increase in resolution from the previous NALCMS 250-meter continental products. Created from a composite […]
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Prairie Climate Center – New maps highlight changes coming to Canada’s climate

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 22, 2017
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A new series of maps made by climatologists at the Prairie Climate Centre highlights just how vulnerable Canada is to continued climate changes. The maps illustrate how temperature and precipitation are likely to change in the future under two hypothetical warming scenarios: a ‘low carbon’ scenario that assumes the international community will get together very […]
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