Students have map selected for calendar

Two University of Saskatchewan students have had their work published in an unusual venue – a calendar. Jingting Lei  and Xiaojing Lu, mentored by Dr. Winston Zeng, of The Spatial Initiative, produced a map of aboriginal communities in northern Saskatchewan. This map was compiled in response to multiple requests to The Spatial Initiative for high quality maps for northern areas, including northern Saskatchewan.

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ESRI Canada selected this map for their 2017 calendar, which has the theme of 150 years of confederation.

Jingting and Xiaojing were given an award from ESRI Canada for their contribution.


Xiaojing and Jingting receiving their award from Ian MacPhedran of ICT Research Computing. (Research Computing distributes the ArcGIS software on campus.)


Xiaojing, Jingting and Dr. Winston Zeng of The Spatial Initiative.


Mathematica 11.0.1 released

Wolfram just released a new version of Mathematica to fix the bugs in the last release (see previous post). As some of the bugs patched can cause a “system crash”, it is recommended that anyone using 11.0 upgrade as soon as possible. The list of fixes are listed on the Wolfram site.

The install files are on the Windows share \\ditto\rc\Mathematica11.0.1

Note that this is not a patch, but a new install – you may be requested to remove 11.0. If so, please remove that version.