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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Citizen Science

Spying on People or Supporting Science? We...

- - Written by Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Regardless of where you are in the world, kids love drones. They’re excited and curious about these flying machines that are (according to the kids) used to “spy on people,” “chase bad guys,” and “deliver packages.”...

Jan 31, 2018
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NSF CNH

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...

Apr 28, 2017
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NSF REU

Our 2017 NSF REU Site in Belize...

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) #REU Site in Community GIS and Citizen Science in #Orlando and #Belize is now accepting applications from U.S. undergraduate students. The priority application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 5 pm EST.  The...

Nov 28, 2016
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NSF REU

A Summer of Citizen Science GIS in...

September 15, 2016 Post written by Lain Graham, UCF Sociology PhD Student On August 5th 2016, our Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site research team went LIVE with the presentation of our research and results to an in person audience as well as the Facebook world...

Sep 15, 2016
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NSF REU

Together anything is possible…a documentary of our...

"Together Anything Is Possible!" https://youtu.be/rAKvW7etlJ8 We are very proud to present an 8.5 minute documentary video of the collaborative GIS and drone work between the Village of Hopkins, Belize, the Hopkins Village Council, Hamanasi Resort, PADF Belize, the University of Belize, Georgia State University, the...

Aug 12, 2016
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