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NSCC Applied Research

Geomatics research publications

The Applied Geomatics Research Group produces publications to share research results and to support continuing education with industry partners, government, students, and other academics.

Peer-reviewed journal publications

Webster, T., McGuigan, K., Crowell, N., Collins, K. and MacDonald, C. (2016). Optimization of data collection and refinement of post-processing techniques for Maritime Canada’s first shallow water topographic-bathymetric lidar survey. Journal of Coastal Research. Special issue on Advances in Topo-Bathymetric lidar. Vol 76: doi: 10.2112/SI76-004, pp. 31-43.

Webster, T., McGuigan, K., Crowell, N., Collins, K. and MacDonald, C (2016). The use of Topo-bathymetric lidar to enhance Geological Structural Mapping in Maritime Canada. GeoScience Canada.Vol. 43; doi:10.12789/geocanj.2016.43.099, pp.199-210.

McGuigan, K., Webster, T., Collins, K. (2015). A Flood Risk Assessment of the LaHave River Watershed, Canada using GIS Techniques and an Unstructured Grid Combined River- Coastal Hydrodynamic Model. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 3(3) ISSN 2077-1312; doi:10.3390/jmse3031093, pp. 1093-1116.

Butler, S., Webster, T., Redden, A., Rand, J., Crowell, N. Livingston, W. (2014). Using Remote Sensing to Identify Changes in Land Use and Sources of Fecal Bacteria to Support a Watershed Transport Model. Water, 6 (7), Open Access ISSN 2073-4441; doi: 10.3390/w6071925, pp. 1925-1944.

Webster, T.L., Gosse, J.C., Spooner, I., and Murphy, B.J. (2014). Using a lidar derived DEM to test the influence of variable overburden thickness and bedrock on drainage and basin morphology. Geoscience Canada Vol. 41

Millard, K., Redden, A.M., Webster, T., and Stewart, H. (2013). Use of GIS and high resolution LiDAR in salt marsh restoration site assessments in the upper Bay of Fundy, Canada. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 21 No. 4 DOI 19.1007/s11273-013-9303-9.

Rose, G. and Webster, T. 2012. Water Quality Forecasting for Better Infrastructure Spending. Water Canada.

Rogers, S.R., Webster, T., Livingston, W., O’Driscoll, N.J. 2012. Airborne Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for the Quantification of Dissolved Organic Matter Concentration in Natural Waters. Estuaries and Coasts. Journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. DOI 10.1007/s12237-012-9509-8.

Crowell, N., Webster, T., and O’Driscoll, J. 2011. GIS Modelling of Intertidal Wetland Exposure Characteristics. Journal of Coastal Research. 27 (6A), pp. 44-51.

O’Driscoll, J, Canario, J., Crowell, N., Webster, T. 2011. Mercury Speciation and Distribution in Coastal Wetlands and Tidal Mudflats: Relationships with Sulphur Speciation and Organic Carbon. Water Air Soil Pollution. Vol. 220. DOI 10.1007/s11270-011-0756-2, pp. 313-326.

Webster, T., L. 2010. Flood Risk Mapping Using LiDAR for Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. Open Access Remote Sensing ISSN 2072-4292. Vol. 2; doi:10.3390/rs2092060, pp. 2060-2082.

Webster, T., Templin, A., Ferguson, M., Dickie, G. 2009. Remote Predictive Mapping of Aggregate Deposits using LiDAR. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 35, Suppl. 1 (Special Issue on Remote Predictive Mapping), pp. S154-S166.

Webster, T., Murphy, J.B., Quinn, D. 2009. Remote Predictive Mapping of a Potential Volcanic Vent Complex in the Southern Antigonish Highlands using LiDAR, Magnetics, & Field Mapping. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 486-495.

Webster, T.L., Mosher, R., Pearson, M. 2008. Water Modeler: A component of a Coastal Zone Decision Support System to generate Flood-Risk Maps from Storm Surge Events and Sea-Level Rise. Geomatica. Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 393-406.

Webster, T. and Stiff, D. 2008. The prediction and mapping of coastal flood risk associated with storm surge events and long-term sea level changes. In Risk Analysis VI Simulations and Hazard Mitigation. WIT Press. Edited by Brebbia, C.A. and Beriatos, E. pp. 129-139.

Parrot, R.D., Todd, B.J., Shaw, J., Hughs Clarke, J., Griffin, J. MacGowan, B., Lamplugh, M., and Webster, T. 2008. Integration of Multibeam Bathymetry and LiDAR Surveys of the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Proceedings of the Canadian Hydrographic Conference and National Surveyors Conference, 2008.

Webster, T.L., Forbes, D.L., MacKinnon, E. and Roberts, D. 2006. Flood-risk mapping for storm-surge events and sea-level rise in Southeast New Brunswick. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 194-211.

Webster, T.L., Murphy, J.B., Gosse, J.C., and Spooner, I. 2006. The application of LIDAR-derived DEM analysis for geological mapping: An example from the Fundy Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 173-193.

Brennen, R. and Webster, T.L. 2006. Object Oriented Land Cover Classification of LiDAR Derived Surfaces. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 167-172.

Webster, T.L. and Dias, G. 2006. An automated GIS produce for comparing GPS and proximal LIDAR elevations. Computers & Geoscience, Vol. 32/6, pp. 713-726.

Webster, T.L., Murphy, J.B., and Gosse, J.C. 2006. Mapping Subtle Structures with LIDAR: Flow Units and Phreatomagmatic Rootless Cones in the North Mountain Basalt, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 43, pp. 157-176.

Webster, T.L., Forbes, D.L., 2006. Airborne laser altimetry for predictive modelling of coastal storm-surge flooding. Remote Sensing of Aquatic Ecosystem Processes, Edited by LeDrew, E. and Richardson, L. pp. 157-180.

Webster, T.L. 2005. LIDAR validation using GIS: A case study comparison between two LIDAR collection methods. GeoCarto International. Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 11-19.

Webster, T.L., Christian, M., Sangster, C., and Kingston, D. 2004. High-Resolution Elevation and Image Data within the Bay of Fundy Coastal Zone, Nova Scotia, Canada. In GIS for Coastal Zone Management, Edited by Bartlett, D. and Smith, J. pp.195-218.

Webster, T.L. Forbes, D.L., Dickie, S., and Shreenan, R. 2004. Using topographic lidar to map flood risk from storm-surge events for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 54-76.

Webster, T.L., 2002. The comparison of LIDAR and traditional elevation data for watershed modelling. Abstract in Atlantic Geoscience Society Colloquium and Annual General Meeting, Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces. Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Akhavi, M.S., Webster, T.L. and Raymond, D. A., 2001. RADARSAT-1 Imagery and GIS Modeling for Mineral Exploration in Nova Scotia, Canada. Geocarto International, Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2001.

Webster, T.L., Murphy, J.B. and Barr, S.M.  1998. Anatomy of a Terrane Boundary: An Integrated Structural, GIS and Remote Sensing Study of the Late Paleozoic Avalon-Meguma Terrane Boundary, Mainland Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 35, pp.787-801.