We are continuously looking for new ways to examine our datasets to make sure we get the maximum benefit out of them. In this process, we often develop new methods to process, store, analyze and display our data. We are happy to share our methods once we feel they are solid, because we are big believers of open source software and community-based research.

Research projects

Current projects

  • Data infrastructure for GPS tracks of ski runs

    R package and PostGIS database for processing and storage of GPS tracks of ski runs


    Processing, storing and analyzing high-resolution GPS data is extremely labour intense. We have developed a PostGIS database and various R packages that allow the efficient processing of raw GPS tracks and subsequent interaction with the data for analysis.

    Primary researcher

    Pascal Haegeli

    Related publications

    In preparation

    Industrial partner



    University Research Chair in Avalanche Risk Management

Recent publications

How much recreational exposure to avalanche terrain is there? - An overview of possible approaches for monitoring winter backcountry use for public avalanche-warning services

ReportResearch MethodsUser Groups
Rosemary Langford, Pascal Haegeli and Reto Rupf
Research report prepared for Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Simon Fraser University Avalanche Research Program, Burnaby BC, p. 172.
Publication year: 2020

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