Open Reef

Capturing the Beauty of Belize from Above...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What if that picture was taken from hundreds of feet above one of the most diverse and beautiful marine ecosystems in the world? Such images from above -- captured with unoccupied aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones...

Nov 8, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

The Golden Rule, DroneCat and GeoBus at...

This week, Dr. Hawthorne and our Citizen Science GIS team brought The Golden Rule, Dronecat and GeoBus to Central Florida GIS Workshop. Dr. Hawthorne was invited as a keynote speaker to present our 40 foot city bus with a mobile citizen science laboratory focused on...

Sep 12, 2019
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Coastal Connections

Kirsten Bouck and Morgan McDonald win student...

Kirsten Bouck and Morgan McDonald, 2 of our Citizen Science GIS undergraduates in the NSF CNH coastal connections project, were co-awarded a $500 prize for 2nd place in the student presentation competition at this week’s Central Florida GIS Workshop. They shared updates on the sense...

Sep 12, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

UCF drone team finishes the mapping in...

In July of 2019, the Citizen Science GIS drone team, Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone mapping with multiple research institutions to support the NSF eelgrassresearch project with $1.3 million in funding. Pictured: Dr. Bo Yang,...

Jul 25, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

UCF drone team finishes eelgrass mapping with...

The first session of the fieldtrip series has been successfully carried out, which is a part of a new collaborative $1.3 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). supports Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF portion of the...

Jun 12, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Researchers at Univ. of Central Florida are...

Dr. Bo Yang presents UAV data sharpening method in AAG 2019 at DC Dr. Bo Yang from Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida presents "A spatio-temporal geo-statistical approach for sharpening multi-spectral satellite imagery using high-resolution UAV data " in the annual meeting 2019...

Apr 9, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Dr. Yang presents multi-spectral UAV mapping at...

Dr. Yang is presenting research of CitizenScienceGIS group at UCF research week UCF Research Week celebrates the research and creative projects of the entire UCF community. Representing Citizen Science GIS at UCF, Dr. Bo Yang presented "Multi-spectral drone mapping over Indian River Lagoon" to illustrate...

Apr 5, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

How to create Region of Interest (ROI)...

Google Earth on desktop is free for users with advanced feature needs. It's a really useful resource allowing users to import and export Geographic Information System (GIS) data, and go back in time with historical imagery. Available for free for download on PC, Mac, or...

Mar 29, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Multi-spectral drone mapping fieldwork in Indian River...

Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida carried out two drone mapping field trips (with FAA certified pilots) to Indian River Lagoon on Feb. 28 and Mar. 5, 2019. The fieldwork was planned and carried out by Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, Tori-Gaye Atterbury,...

Mar 11, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy Success

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy featuring a focus on maps, apps and drones training for Florida Teachers (5th-8th grades) was successfully hosted in UCF's Research Park on Feb. 2nd, 2019. The teacher workshop was part of the broader impacts of three National Science Foundation...

Feb 5, 2019
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