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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NSF REU

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
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

UCF Drone Team Finishes Eelgrass Research Alongside...

The Project During June and July of 2019, Citizen Science GIS team members Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone research with multiple institutions. This research project with $1.3 million worth of funding from the...

Jul 16, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Isani Palacio of Hopkins Village, Drone Field...

We are proud to welcome Isani Palacio of Hopkins Village as a drone field assistant for our Citizen Science GIS and Open Reef work in Belize. He is now competent in all aspects of the DJI Phantom 4 drone mapping process to support his village....

Jul 5, 2019
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NSF REU

Belize fieldwork reflections from our NSF REU...

As our NSF REU Site fieldwork in Belize comes to a close, we’ve asked our undergraduate students to share some of the main lessons they’ve learned working together with communities this summer. Here are their reflections as told in their own words. We head back...

Jul 2, 2019
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

UCF drone team finishes eelgrass mapping with...

The second fieldwork experience of eelgrass mapping was successful this June. This trip was made possible through a $1.3 million grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). On this trip, the Citizen Science GIS drone team: Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson...

Jul 1, 2019
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NSF REU

Storytelling through Science

Science is about storytelling. To us, science is about bringing to light the fascinating stories, knowledge, and experiences of people from all walks of life who know their environments and places best. As an organization focused on people and geospatial technologies, we aim to share...

Jun 27, 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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