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from UCF College of Sciences at https://sciences.ucf.edu/news/drone-research-hits-new-heights/ "Our imagery replaces outdated, low resolution imagery found in...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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Citizen Science

UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series...

We invite you to attend the UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series:Engaging Communities with Maps, Apps and Drones Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Timothy L. Hawthorne, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems in the UCF Department of Sociology and...

Oct 3, 2017
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Citizen Science

Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight....

Check out what happened when the youth of Hopkins Village Belize worked together to teach each other how to fly mini-drones at the Citizen Science GIS Youth Academy. This is what happens in STEM Education when youth are empowered to lead activities, while the adults...

Aug 28, 2017
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NSF REU

Open Reef takes off with National Science...

Open Reef, an initiative of Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida, is taking off with new funding from the United States National Science Foundation. We are thrilled to finally share that NSF has provided us with a new award to launch Open Reef...

Aug 10, 2017
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Citizen Science

International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen...

Citizen Science GIS is deeply humbled and excited to accept the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award from Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.  We are one of four higher education initiative worldwide this year to be accept the award! “For us, receiving the 2017...

Jul 31, 2017
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