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Douglas Piercey

GeoInformatics Analyst
Atlantic Forestry Centre
26 University Drive, P.O. Box 960
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 6J3

Tel.: (709) 637-4915


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1999


  • Responsible for visual quality modeling and the development of data and web services for the geospatial information for the Humber River Basin Project
  • Development of geoanalytical tools to help to create models to represent certain values on the landscape. These science-based models will be used to assist forest managers in determining their management plan for the Humber River Basin.
  • To help improve forest inventory in Labrador by creating inventory polygons from Remote Sensing and GIS layers, using advanced techniques like segmentation (bring many different GIS and Remote Sensing data together to find areas that are similar in their environmental characteristics.)

Areas of Knowledge:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Web-based Mapping
  • Geovisualization
  • Visual Quality Modeling


  • Canadian Forest Service and Natural Resources Canada Merit Awards for Collaboration and Partnership for Earth Observation For Sustainable Development of Forest (2006)


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geography (1996), Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Specialized diploma program in GIS (1997), Nortech College
  • M.Sc in Geographic Information Science (Currently), City University, London England