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.

Using Location Data to Map People’s Movements, Social Distancing Efforts, and the Spread of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mobility data is being used to track and map out social distancing compliance and track…

April 9, 2020

How Weather Forecasting is Affected by Coronavirus-Related Flight Cancellations

Grounded flights due to the coronavirus pandemic is resulting in far fewer aircraft weather observations and less access to repair…

April 6, 2020

Computer Vision in the Time of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Computer vision is emerging as a promising set of techniques such as enabling rapid detection of COVID-19 and the better…

April 2, 2020

Mapping Changes in Air Pollution During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Satellite imagery also confirms many countries are seeing a strong downward trend in air pollution during the coronavirus outbreak.

April 1, 2020

Geolocation Data, Geofencing Warrants, and Crime

With most adults carrying mobile devices that have GPS tracking capabilities, mapping our movements has never been easier.

March 26, 2020

Geotargeting by Advertisers and Government Agencies

Geotargeting by advertisers, which is the practice of sending advertisement based on location, has gained increased importance for companies marketing…

February 25, 2020

Mapping the Universe

New satellite technology achieved in in the last decade are helping scientist to more accurately map the universe.

February 18, 2020

Using GIS to Map and Track Vandalism

GIS is being used to better understand current and potentially future patterns of vandalism.

February 11, 2020

Using GIS to Assess the Impact of Electric Cars

GIS and spatial analysis may help find some practical solutions for electric vehicle charging.

March 10, 2020

Cloud-based Geospatial Analysis

We will see more migration of spatial and GIS work to cloud-based platforms in the near future.

February 19, 2020