NSF eelgrass drone mapping

Citizen Science GIS uses remote drone mapping...

Citizen Science GIS at the University of Central Florida supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) uses Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), i.e. drones, to measure eelgrass meadow extent, patchiness, and dynamics through time. Dr. Timothy Hawthorne serves as the UCF PI and Dr. Bo Yang...

Jul 7, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Florida Map Scavenger Hunt

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe. For this week’s activity, we are going to be working on a Florida Scavenger Hunt! We have instructions for using multiple platforms to provide you with many options for how to do this activity. This activity...

Apr 16, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Visits Avalon...

On Thursday February 20th, the Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour stopped at Avalon Middle School for their annual STEAM Family Night. Over 200 students and parents showed up to the event! Multiple visiting organizations were represented including Microsoft. We had a great time and the...

Feb 28, 2020
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Citizen Science GIS

2019: A Mappening Year of Gratitude

The same two words we used to describe 2018 summarize our feelings toward 2019: maptastic gratitude. Yep, you read that right! We have so much gratitude for all of the support and ideas generated by our maptastic community partners, citizen scientists, K-12 teachers, youth, donors,...

Dec 13, 2019
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GeoBus

Why Kids Matter in Public Scholarship…Pass it...

We are often asked why - as academic researchers - we are so focused on working with kids. The answer is simple. It is our responsibility to inspire science’s next generation. One positive learning moment shared between a young child and a college student or...

Oct 22, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Pre-register for GIS Day Event @ UCF...

JJoin us at the University of Central Florida on Thursday, November 14 from 10:30-1:30 for a free STEAM education event. GIS Day 2019 at UCF: A Focus on Maps, Apps, and Drones! Pre-register your class, organization, home school, family or just yourself for our 2019 Maps, Apps, and...

Oct 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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