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GIS, spatial analysis, hydrogeomatics

Dr. John Lindsay (Department of Geography, Enviornment & Geomatics, the University of Guelph) is currently advertising for two funded (at domestic student fee rates) Masters opportunities to carry out research in the area of geomorphometry. Geomorphometry, or digital terrain analysis, is the field of study concerned with the representation and quantitative analysis of topography. The discipline focuses on extracting information from digital elevation models (DEMs) to better understand landscape processes.

The successful candidates will conduct research related to an NSERC funded program involving LiDAR-based surface flowpath modelling, DEM de-noising, and multi-scale topographic characterization. Students will join the Geomorphometry and Hydrogeomatics Research Group, which houses state-of-the-science terrain mapping equipment, including a terrestrial laser scanner and drone-based LiDAR mapping systems. Many past members of the GHRG have gained employment in the geomatics industry upon graduation, both within the private sector and with government agencies.

The students will receive excellent geomatics training and exposure to advanced GIS based analysis techniques and custom built open source GIS software. Eligibility includes a GPA equivalent of 80% or higher in the last two years of undergraduate studies. All interested and eligible candidates should contact Dr. Lindsay ( or the Department of Geography's Graduate Program Administrator ( for more information.


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Contact Information

Dr. John Lindsay
Rm. 346 Hutt Building
Department Geography, Environment & Geomatics
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd. East
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1

Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 56074

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