Colin Ferster

Colin Ferster

Research Associate

Colin uses traditional and emerging sources of geographic data to study people and their environments. He completed a PhD and MSc at the University of British Columbia and a BSc at the University of Victoria — all focused on integrating diverse types of spatial data.

Colin’s favourite ways to explore are on two wheels or two feet. This perspective informs the research questions he seeks to answer using maps.

Research interests: Big data for bicycling, citizen science, and data quality.

CHATR Projects:; Inventorying active transportation infrastructure using OpenStreetMap; Estimating ridership using Strava; Measuring attitudes toward new bike infrastructure using social media. Canadian Bicycle Infrastructure Classification System (Can-BICS)