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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NSF REU & RET Site

Our NSF REU/RET Site Now Accepting Apps

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the 5th year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.”...

Feb 27, 2020
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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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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 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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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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Citizen Science GIS

Video of Esri Oceans Plenary Keynote by...

We are pleased to share the 40 minute video of Dr. Hawthorne's recent Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies.” Take a journey to Belize and back as our founding director comments on the role of everyday, extraordinary people in geospatial...

Feb 13, 2019
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Esri

REU Student Reflections from Esri Oceans Forum

Our student blog series continues with NSF REU students Sara Peluso (UCF) and Lucas Farmer (Ohio Wesleyan University) reflecting on their experiences presenting and networking at the Esri Oceans Forum. Four students from the REU, Amber, Lucas, Patty and Sara, went to Redlands, California, to...

Dec 3, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Indian River...

OAK HILL, FLORIDA. In 2016, the University of Central Florida’s Citizen Science GIS team led by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne launched its Open Reef Initiative to create high-resolution aerial imagery of vulnerable islands and coastal environments in Belize using relatively affordable, consumer-level drones. Recently, the Coastal...

Nov 28, 2018
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NSF MarineGEO

New NSF Grant with Smithsonian Featured in...

Our new $1.3 million NSF grant work with the Smithsonian is featured in the latest Esri Blog by Esri Chief Scientist, Dr. Dawn Wfright.  Check it out on the link below: What's Killing Sea Grass on the West Coast? Researchers Deploy Drones and Make Maps...

Nov 15, 2018
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