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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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
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Citizen Science GIS

Four project templates in Drone2Map

Esri Drone2Map for ArcGIS is a GIS-based software that conveniently takes raw drone imagery and converts it into 2D and 3D maps. The first step in producing mapping products through Drone2Map is creating a project template. We will explain each template and illustrate it's application....

May 20, 2019
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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
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NSF REU

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
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