Citizen Science GIS

Join Our Free Teacher Workshop Nov 16

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy: An Interactive Workshop for Florida Teachers (2nd -8th grades and pre-service teachers) Saturday November 16, 2019 from 8:30 am-1:30 pm @ University of Central Florida Maps, apps, and drones for teachers! Geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, mapping, GPS, location-based services on...

Oct 4, 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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Citizen Science GIS

The Golden Rule, DroneCat and GeoBus at...

This week, Dr. Hawthorne and our Citizen Science GIS team brought The Golden Rule, Dronecat and GeoBus to Central Florida GIS Workshop. Dr. Hawthorne was invited as a keynote speaker to present our 40 foot city bus with a mobile citizen science laboratory focused on...

Sep 12, 2019
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Coastal Connections

Kirsten Bouck and Morgan McDonald win student...

Kirsten Bouck and Morgan McDonald, 2 of our Citizen Science GIS undergraduates in the NSF CNH coastal connections project, were co-awarded a $500 prize for 2nd place in the student presentation competition at this week’s Central Florida GIS Workshop. They shared updates on the sense...

Sep 12, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

UCF drone team finishes the mapping in...

In July of 2019, the Citizen Science GIS drone team, Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone mapping with multiple research institutions to support the NSF eelgrassresearch project with $1.3 million in funding. Pictured: Dr. Bo Yang,...

Jul 25, 2019
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

UCF Drone Team Finishes Eelgrass Research Alongside...

The Project During June and July of 2019, Citizen Science GIS team members Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone research with multiple institutions. This research project with $1.3 million worth of funding from the...

Jul 16, 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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Coastal Connections

Learning Something New Everyday in the Field...

More From Our Students in the Field Blog Series. Checking in from the Indian River Lagoon with our NSF Coastal Connections undergraduate research team. Hey everyone! We’ve had so many interesting conversations lately with people on the Indian River Lagoon. For my last experience out...

Nov 29, 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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