Maps Apps Drones Tour

Lego City At-Home Mapping Lesson and Challenge

My kids and I are practicing social distancing. My professor job allows me to safely work from home right now. And my kids are safely schooling from home. We're finding ways to learn together! So, we thought we'd share with you our Lego City At-Home...

Mar 31, 2020


NSF REU/RET 2020 Cancelled

After careful consideration in relation to the uncertainty related to COVID-19 both in the US and in Central America, we have made the decision to cancel our REU/RET Site for the summer of 2020. This is a difficult decision, but the health and safety of...

Mar 30, 2020


NSF REU/RET Update with COVID-19

Our Citizen Science GIS REU/RET Site team is actively monitoring the global pandemic caused by COVID19. At this point, we are unsure of the status of our summer program. At this time, our priority application deadline will NOT be March 27 as previously stated. We...

Mar 13, 2020

Citizen Science GIS

2019: A Mappening Year of Gratitude

The same two words we used to describe 2018 summarize our feelings toward 2019: maptastic gratitude. Yep, you read that right! We have so much gratitude for all of the support and ideas generated by our maptastic community partners, citizen scientists, K-12 teachers, youth, donors,...

Dec 13, 2019


Why Kids Matter in Public Scholarship…Pass it...

We are often asked why - as academic researchers - we are so focused on working with kids. The answer is simple. It is our responsibility to inspire science’s next generation. One positive learning moment shared between a young child and a college student or...

Oct 22, 2019

NSF eelgrass drone mapping

Michael Feinman Takes Off with Amazon Prime...

We're pleased to share the news officially! Michael Feinman has been such a huge part of our NSF/Smithsonian Eelgrass Project, Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour, GeoBus, and overall Citizen Science GIS team at UCF. He has officially started a full-time position at Amazon Prime Air...

Oct 8, 2019


New Story Map for our NSF REU...

We are pleased to present our Esri story map of drones and and spatial storytelling research with our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) team. The team of undergraduates worked together in Belize and Orlando through our NSF REU Site at University of...

Jul 17, 2019

UCF Study Abroad

UCF study abroad students map and explore...

Opening up one’s worldview. Exploring foreign landscapes. Interacting with new cultures. Engaging in research with communities. These are just some of the things that a group of eleven UCF students did this May with the UCF Participatory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) study abroad class in...

May 28, 2019

Citizen Science GIS

Zayna Flowers from University of Belize joins...

Zayna Flowers is currently an undergraduate student of the University of Belize pursuing her degree in Natural Resource Management. She is so excited to be spending the summer with the UCF Citizen Science GIS team in Belize. She was introduced to GIS in her first...

May 13, 2019


Kayla McClendon joins our NSF REU Site.

Please meet Kayla McClendon, Geographical Sciences-Urban Studies Major, Arizona State University. She is joining our NSF REU team this summer in Orlando and Belize. We are thrilled to have her join us! Please read more about her below in her own words. Welcome, Kayla. I...

Apr 26, 2019