University of Guelph

Applied Geomatics
Winter 2015

Instructor: Adam Bonnycastle, MSc


Students in GEOG*4480 Applied Geomatics developed projects that addressed a broad range of resource management, planning, and conservation topics located across Canada and in the United States. Geographic information system tools were used to analyze problems and to identify solutions.

Agricultural Conservation and Planning

Siting Constructed Treatment Wetlands for Nonpoint Source Nitrogen and Phosphorus Control within the Grand River Watershed using GIS
Brittany Boomer, Joseph Davidson, William Francey, Andrew Wicke (Group 14)

Determining Suitable Areas for Hazelnut Production in Southern Ontario Using Multi-Criteria Evaluation
Daniel Newman, David Nowicki, Matt Rapke (Group 16)

Urban and Regional Planning

Using GIS to Identify the Least-Cost Route Connecting Pickle Lake, Ontario, to the Eagle's Nest Mine Site
Matthew Colley, Jessica Lucas, Graham Richards (Group 1)

Using GIS to Identify High Risk Areas for Earthquake and Tsunami Damage in Vancouver, BC
Olivia Carpino, Larissa Goshulak, Reily McIlhone (Group 2)

Siting a Community Permaculture Garden in Guelph, Ontario, Using GIS
Mikaela Bennet, Lindsey Boyd, Mark Goodall (Group 8)

Homelessness in Victoria BC: Determining the Location for an Emergency Homeless Shelter using a GIS Multi-Criteria Evaluation
Christina Iliopoulos, Samantha McGee, Dorian Pomezanski (Group 10)

The Use of GIS to Identify Suitable Brownfield Sites for Redevelopment in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kendal Clark, Emily Rick, Timothy Watkins (Group 11)

Expanding Toronto's Transit Networks Using GIS Analysis
Marc Bernardo, Victor Kiralyfalvy, Charlie Smith (Group 13)

Wildlife Management and Conservation Planning

Using GIS to Identify Ecologically Valuable Land for Conservation within Ontario's Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area
Samantha Feist, Spencer Paul, Elene Ueckermann (Group 4)

Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) of Suitable Northern Caribou Habitat in British Columbia's Peace River Regional District
Amber-Lynne Lammers, Brittany Priddle, Susan Winters (Group 6)

Using a GIS approach to model the effect of landscape configuration and composition on Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) home-range size in Northern Ontario
Ben Derochie, Carolyn Gibson, Mason Stothart (Group 9)

Siting Suitable Areas for Conservation Land for the Western Burrowing Owl (Athene cuniculari) in Southern Saskatchewan Using a Multi-Criteria Evaluation in GIS
Shanelle Labrie, Tessa Strickland, Jenelle White (Group 12)

Using GIS to Determine Suitable Bee Habitat within the City of Toronto, Ontario
Ivanna Okroukh, Rebecca Plickert (Group 15)

GIS Assessed Problematic Sites for Loggerhead Sea Turtle Conservation in Brevard County, Florida
Michael Flewwelling, Matthew Gillman, Kelsey Rozon (Group 17)

Waste Material Site Selection

Siting a Landfill in the County of Oxford Using GIS
Alex Gallagher, Carley Smiley, Neil Stoop (Group 3)

Siting of a Deep Geological Repository in Northern Ontario using Geographic Information System (GIS)
Anthony Gamoyda, Jason Flatt, Nicholas Kaluzny (Group 5)

Identifying Suitable Locations for a Nuclear Fuel Waste Deep Geological Repository (DGR) Site within Bruce County, ON using a GIS Based Multi-Criteria Evaluation Model
Cristina Leggett, Heather Page, Christie Todd (Group 7)


Travis Burns and Christopher Mallon, as teaching assistants for the course, did an outstanding job of helping students with all aspects of the course projects. Teresa Lewitzky, Paula Martin, Jennifer Marvin, Meg Miller and Quin Skirk-Luckett at the University of Guelph Data Resource Centre provided excellent support with GIS data preparation and manipulation. Gihan Sooriyabandara and Marie Puddister provided valuable computer support and web publishing. This course could not have been successful without the capable assistance of everyone listed here.

The work presented here were created by students at the University of Guelph as part of an undergraduate course in the Department of Geography. They are not intended to reflect the aims, objectives or policies of any level of government, or of any other organizations involved or referenced in these projects.

Adam Bonnycastle, Instructor
Department of Geography
University of Guelph

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