Citizen Science GIS

Science’s Greatest Hope: Everyday, Extraordinary Citizens

Dear Friends of Citizen Science GIS, Yesterday, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was able to share our message of hope on the big stage at National Geographic as one of a handful of invited talks at the first National Geographic Education Summit....

Oct 30, 2018
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Esri

New $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant...

Open Reef heads west partnering with Smithsonian Institution on new $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant A new collaborative $1.3 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will support the Open Reef initiative of Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida. The Open...

Aug 21, 2018
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Open Reef

Open Reef Imagery Update

Dear Open Reef fans, A friendly reminder that our website is in transition and that we plan a massive relaunch later this August. As we’ve noted in past blog and Facebook posts, for those searching for previous Open Reef imagery (like the awesome imagery below),...

Aug 2, 2018
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Citizen Science

The First Maps, Apps and Drones tour...

Written by UCF Sociology Ph.D. student, Lain Graham, and Undergraduate Anthropology major Pahola Zamora   [caption id="attachment_2508" align="aligncenter" width="604"] WALL-E  the robot in Mrs. Spain’s robot’s classroom listening to our presentation about maps, apps, and drones.[/caption] On Friday, February 2nd the maps, apps, and drones...

Feb 6, 2018
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Open Reef

Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef...

Opening Up Our Science: Citizen Science GIS, a 2017 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awardee, is committed to science that serves society. We believe in open data, sharing, community-based research and education to benefit the public good and community-based organizations. We are often asked about...

Feb 5, 2018
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Citizen Science

Spying on People or Supporting Science? We...

- - Written by Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Regardless of where you are in the world, kids love drones. They’re excited and curious about these flying machines that are (according to the kids) used to “spy on people,” “chase bad guys,” and “deliver packages.”...

Jan 31, 2018
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Citizen Science

Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS...

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the third year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program, recognized with a 2017...

Jan 19, 2018
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Citizen Science

Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS...

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham: GIS Day at UCF on November 14 and 15 gave us all the geotingles!! A term coined by the one and only, Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri and keynote speaker at UCF’s 2017...

Nov 28, 2017
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Citizen Science

Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS:...

Free Maps, Apps, and Drones for Good Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida October 11, 2017 -- Orlando, Florida We are pleased to announce Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea Competition. The competition is open to all community and neighborhood organizations,...

Oct 11, 2017
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Citizen Science

New NSF Funding for Drones and Spatial...

Check out the story of our new NSF supplement funding for the Citizen Science GIS REU Site to now include #OpenReef drones and spatial storytelling!  Check out the news article from UCF College of Sciences at https://sciences.ucf.edu/news/drone-research-hits-new-heights/ "Our imagery replaces outdated, low resolution imagery found in...

Oct 4, 2017
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