Citizen Science GIS

Changing the way communities and scientists work together with maps, apps, and drones

Congratulations to Jasmine Perez: joining Esri in Redlands as intern this summer!

We are very proud to announce that Jasmine Perez (rightside of the photo) of University of Miami will be joining Esri this summer in Redlands, CA as an Intern in the Professional Services division on the Natural Resources Team. Jasmine is awesome and was an international community scholar in the 2016 #citizensciencegis National Science Foundation Read more about Congratulations to Jasmine Perez: joining Esri in Redlands as intern this summer![…]

Boston, Drones, Apps, and Our Giant Earth!

Reflections on the AAG Meeting 2017 in Boston by Nicholas Altizer, UCF Sociology graduate student. In early April, in an overcast and cold Boston several members from the Citizen Science GIS REU and Open Reef teams attended the American Association of Geographers annual meeting. The Hynes Convention Center was bustling with people when we arrived. Read more about Boston, Drones, Apps, and Our Giant Earth![…]

Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site Well-Represented at AAG 2017

As told by Lain Graham, REU Senior Research Coordinator. I was honored to present our citizen science GIS research at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Conference in Boston, Massachusetts last week. I presented a poster entitled, Citizen Science GIS in Practice: Community Based Research in Hopkins, Belize, featured in the Human Geography session as Read more about Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site Well-Represented at AAG 2017[…]

Open data of the Belize Barrier Reef islands

Did you know? Our first batch of the Belize Barrier Reef islands drone mapped with DJI Phantom 4 drones and processed with Esri’s Drone 2 Map, is now up online on ArcGIS Online.  Just search using the tag openreef on ArcGIS Online.  More islands and the related digitized GIS data are coming soon.  We’re off Read more about Open data of the Belize Barrier Reef islands[…]

Connecting Citizen Science, GIS, Community Partnerships, and Education: A Guest Blog by Dr. Joseph Kerski of Esri

We welcome you to the first in our new “Citizen Science, GIS, and Society” Guest Blog Series designed to share insights about the future of GIS in society from leaders in the field.  We are very pleased that our first guest blogger is the very talented Dr. Joseph Kerski​, Education Manager at Esri​.  Please share Read more about Connecting Citizen Science, GIS, Community Partnerships, and Education: A Guest Blog by Dr. Joseph Kerski of Esri[…]

A Research and Education Conversation with Dr. Karen Joyce, James Cook University (Australia) on March 23 3:30 pm @ UCF

The Science and Art of Using Drone Technology for Coral Reef Mapping A Research and Education Conversation with Dr. Karen Joyce, James Cook University (Australia) The UCF Interdisciplinary GIS Speaker Series, the UCF Department of Sociology, Global UCF, the UCF Department of Biology, and UCF Graduate Studies are pleased to host Dr. Karen Joyce of Read more about A Research and Education Conversation with Dr. Karen Joyce, James Cook University (Australia) on March 23 3:30 pm @ UCF[…]

Overwhelming Demand for Citizen Science GIS: Thank You!

We are humbled by the overwhelming response to our NSF Citizen Science GIS summer research program.  It’s clear that hundreds of students around the U.S. are passionate about community-based scholarship in international settings.  Our 2017 priority application deadline has now passed.  For us as an REU team, today begins an exciting part of our journey.  Read more about Overwhelming Demand for Citizen Science GIS: Thank You![…]

New Postdoctoral Associate Position in Coupled Natural-Human Systems at University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF), Department of Sociology, in Orlando, Florida anticipates hiring an interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar sponsored by a $1.6 million NSF Coupled Natural-Human Systems Grant entitled “Restoration and Resilience in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Reciprocal Dynamics of a Coastal Lagoon” (NSF Award #1617374). While at UCF, the postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to develop community and stakeholder Read more about New Postdoctoral Associate Position in Coupled Natural-Human Systems at University of Central Florida[…]

“Together, Everything is Possible,” an Esri storymap of citizensciencegis in Hopkins Belize

Ever wondered what our #citizensciencegis #NSF #REU research is all about in Hopkins, Belize? View our story through maps, images, and videos in “Together, Everything is Possible.”  It’s an #Esri #storymap about the beginnings of our National Science Foundation (NSF) #REU Site in #HopkinsVillage #Belize. This story map was produced by Lain Graham, our REU Read more about “Together, Everything is Possible,” an Esri storymap of citizensciencegis in Hopkins Belize[…]