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Time: TBD

Topic:  Drone based LiDar - Collection & Processing. BBQ to Follow!

Speaker: Ali Miri, UAViation Aerial Solutions Ltd.

Location:&UAViation Aerial Solutions, 250 Schoolhouse Street - Unit 107, Coquitlam BC.

Abstract: This demo & talk will include an on site lidar data capture demonstration (weather permitting) with a liAir 200 drone based LiDar unit. As well as a presentation on processing & applications, and a BBQ lunch. LiDar data is used in a variety of fields and can be easily incorporated into a GIS.

Bio: With over 19 years of experience in aviation, Ali began his career as an aircraft maintenance engineer, focusing on avionics. As UAV/RPAS technology rapidly progressed, Ali recognized the untapped potential in a commercial and industrial applications, and founded UAViation in 2015. Ali has been flying RPAS based Lidar missions since 2016 and is an advanced RPAS pilot and flight reviewer.


Time: TBD

Topic:  Canadian census data using R - Reproducible and adaptable workflows

Speaker: Jens von Bergmann, president MountainMath Analytics and Software

Abstract: We will showcase how to access and analyze Canadian census data using R. Using a case study of analyzing how select census variables have changed through time, we will show how to

  1. get pinpointed access to census data for just the variables, geographies and census years we need
  2. make census data comparable across census years
  3. run analysis and map the results
  4. adapt the code to re-run the analysis for a different geographic region or using a different set of variables.

The goal is to highlight the strengths and limitations to a 100% script-based workflow. The presentation will require some familiarity with census data, geographies and geospatial analysis, but won’t assume prior exposure to R.

Bio: Jens von Bergmann holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is the president of MountainMath Analytics and Software, where he has worked with diverse datasets centred around demographics, housing, and transportation. He authored several R packages, including the {cancensus} and {tongfen} packages that this presentation will make use of.