Look Who`s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: Tim Webster, Nova Scotia Community College

What kind of data are you working with?
Geomatics, lidar elevation

What kinds of analytics are you using?
Terrain modelling, flood inundation, hydrodynamic modelling.

What are the problems your company/project/group is interested in solving?
Accurate depiction of the coastal zone and earth’s surface to support models.

How did you get involved in your line of work?
Geomatics education.

What are you most proud of in your work?
Employing and developing HQP, advancing the knowledge of laser scanning methods and processing to derive useful products for Nova Scotians.

What are the biggest challenges in your line of analytics?
Data volume and computer speed, cleaning and processing the lidar point clouds.

What’s the best advice you can give someone interested in getting involved in a career in Big Data?
Learn how computers work, both hardware and software.

What’s the best thing about doing Big Data in Nova Scotia that you want to share with the world?
Fresh attitude about embracing the challenges of big data processing.

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