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.

DNA Science and GIS

In recent years, spatial analysis has supplemented our understanding of genetic variation and DNA studies.

November 14, 2019

Using GPS to Improve the Accuracy of Drone Mapping

By improving the precision of the GPS devices on UAVs, it is now possible to create much more accurate maps…

November 3, 2019

Mapping the World’s Islands

A new United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri project has now mapped 340,691 islands of the Earth’s islands and…

October 28, 2019

Making Finding Geographic Information Easier: SpatioTemporal Assets Catalogs

SpatioTemporal Assets Catalogs (STAC) provides a common set of search terms so that geospatial information can be found and indexed…

October 16, 2019

Geospatial Data and Sustainable Development Goals

The new initiative, called Data for Now, will see the linkage of Google Earth satellite data and other GIS data…

October 7, 2019

Community Involvement in OpenStreetMap

While we tend to think the community involved in OpenStreetMap (OSM) is made up of mainly individuals, there is an…

September 30, 2019

World Bank and Geospatial Data

The World Bank in August 2018 launched the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework, which is seen as a way for GIS…

September 25, 2019

Finding Pleasant Routes Using GIS

GIS is being to used to plan pedestrian routes not based on the fastest way but centered on finding the…

September 3, 2019

Using Geospatial Analysis to Map the Optimal Places for Tropical Rainforest Restoration

Using peer-reviewed GIS datasets and remote sensing data, 88% of the needed restoration effort could focus on just six countries…

August 25, 2019

What the Rise of Small Satellites Means for Geospatial Data

Small scale satellites are changing how we can acquire our data as geospatial analysts.

August 15, 2019