Citizen Science GIS

Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop: Innovation...

Student responds to a geospatial question with the throw-able CatchBox microphone The start of the fall 2019 Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour is here and ready to come to your school! On Monday our team visited students at Innovation Montessori School where we got to...

Oct 24, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Join Our Free Teacher Workshop Nov 16

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy: An Interactive Workshop for Florida Teachers (2nd -8th grades and pre-service teachers) Saturday November 16, 2019 from 8:30 am-1:30 pm @ University of Central Florida Maps, apps, and drones for teachers! Geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, mapping, GPS, location-based services on...

Oct 4, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Where We’ll Be…

Join us as we travel the globe engaging and sharing our message with and learning from those passionate about citizen science, communities, and GIS. Share and find on social media with #citizensciencegis Sept 9-10: Central Florida GIS Workshop, Daytona Beach, FL NSF Coastal Connections presentation...

Sep 19, 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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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

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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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

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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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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