Mapping Coral Reefs and other Education GIS News
Stanford University's Ved Chirayath, an aeronautics researcher, and Steven Palumbi, a marine biologist are using an unmanned drone and computer software to map and measure centuries-old corals. The solution includes both remote sensing from above, some 200 feet in the air and 360 degree imagery from underwater. The result? The wo sets of image data create centimeter-scale optical aerial map and stunning panoramic photographs of coral heads.
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The Humboldt State University Institute for Spatial Analysis (ISA) in association with the Pacific Coast Joint Venture (PCJV) is proud to organize and conduct this three-day workshop that introduces basic to intermediate concepts about geospatial technologies through the use of ArcGIS 10.1 and ERDAS 2011 software. It's a good deal: $350 before 12/6 - so long as you are near Arcata, CA. You'll use ArcGIS and ERDAS. Oh, and you get a 1 academic credit, too!
The New Zealand Dept of Conservation is hosting a contest for 5-10 years olds to design a satellite.
Design a satellite and you could win a copy of Kerbal Space Program for you and your school, some Steam vouchers, KSP mousepads, cups and stickers and other mappy stuff!
Your design must have:
Solar panels to generate electricity
A camera to take photos of earth
An Antenna to send the photos back to earth
Due date: Nov 21, GIS Day.
- details via Twitter
by Adena Schutzberg on 10/23 at 04:04 AM |