Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual

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 our Open Reef Belize initiative to drone map the vulnerable Read more about Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual[…]

Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski

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 GIS Day. We were delighted to have Dr. Kerski for Read more about Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski[…]

Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding

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 as part of the Citizen Science GIS REU Site. With Read more about Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding[…]

International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS

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 Special Achievement in GIS Award reflects the importance of connecting science Read more about International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS[…]

Esri Award for Citizen Science GIS

We at Citizen Science GIS are humbled and excited to announce that we are receiving international recognition from Esri with their 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award. This award recognizes our work with the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Hopkins Belize and the Open Reef Mapping Society work on the Read more about Esri Award for Citizen Science GIS[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Open Reef Chapter 1 Story Map of Belize Barrier Reef Now on ArcGIS Online

We are pleased to share “Chapter 1: Beauty from Above” from the Open Reef Mapping Society now live on Esri #storymaps on #arcgisonline. Click on the story map of Belize below to view our work! Share with your friends and join the movement to #drone map all of the #Belize Barrier Reef Islands with DJI Read more about Open Reef Chapter 1 Story Map of Belize Barrier Reef Now on ArcGIS Online[…]