Mark Altaweel

Mark Altaweel is a Reader in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, having held previous appointments and joint appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Alaska, and Argonne National Laboratory. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

How GIS is Being Used in Planning the Easing of COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions

GIS can help in planning how to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions by using spatial analysis.

July 6, 2020

Racial Justice and Predictive Policing

Local governments are reevaluating how technology, including artificial intelligence, is used in policing efforts and its role in creating public…

June 30, 2020

Python and Geospatial Analysis

Two recent podcasts from MapScaping have taken a look at the use of Python in geospatial analysis.

July 2, 2020

The Earth Archive Project and 3D Mapping the Earth

The Earth Archive Project, launched in 2019, is a project that will provide a detailed 3D map of the entire…

June 23, 2020

Using Remote Sensing to Map Invasive Species

Scientists and researchers are increasingly using remote sensing methods to map and track invasive species.

June 17, 2020

Using Spatial Models to Analyze COVID-19 Lockdown Strategies

Spatially-explicit models highlight how COVID-19 has various spatial factors that can affect its spread and death rates.

June 16, 2020

Monitoring Volcanoes Using UAVs

With the increase usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, scientists now have a powerful tool to map active…

June 12, 2020

Mapping the Amount of Snow on Arctic Sea Ice

Scientists are using satellite data to measure and map the amount of snow on Arctic sea ice.

June 3, 2020

Monitoring Lakes Using Remote Sensing Data

Satellite-based remote sensing is proving to be a useful tool to allow effective monitoring of lakes around the world.

May 27, 2020

Tracking COVID-19 Through Sewage, Air, and Thermal Cameras

Given the limitations of testing, companies and researchers are using different proxies to better understand the extent of COVID-19.

May 19, 2020