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Novel app offers layers of maps

Just as the inventors of Google Street View vastly improved on paper maps, a team at the University of Alberta has developed an innovative digital tool that shows natural landscapes in penetrating detail.On&Off DigiMapping is a GPS-based learning tool that places a stack of geospatial maps for three regions of the province into an iPad app, based on where UAlberta students of environmental and conservation sciences, and of forestry, go for their field school research.Holding the tablet, stud...
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ALES Range team hauls home top awards as coach retires

With instructor Barry Irving in his last season as coach of the ALES Range Team, its members did him proud by continuing a dominant run at an international competition that tests university students’ knowledge of both plants and range management.Among this year’s triumphs, the team won first place in the Plant Identification Test portion of the competition, propelled by a first place individual score by conservation biology student Ryan James. The event took place at the Society for ...
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