Author: 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.

Mapping Coral Reefs

Scientists have been developing better ways to fuse data from different satellite systems and data capture, while also developing classification…

2 weeks ago

GEDI: A New Tool for Forest Carbon Maps

Maps created by the GEDI satellite system will enable a detailed measurement of the carbon content of forests, allowing scientists…

4 weeks ago

The End of the Rainbow: Picking Color Schemes in GIS

The color symbology in displaying a GIS data on a map is an important decision to make in communicating geographic…

1 month ago

Optimizing Traffic with Autonomous Vehicles and Machine Learning

One way to improve traffic is to integrate technologies within autonomous cars, particularly as they are forecast to be soon…

1 month ago

When AI Goes Wrong in Spatial Reasoning

Machines can learn ‘wrong’ or biased information, creating large problems and poor conclusions when it comes to spatial data.

1 month ago

Using Ground-level Imagery to Map Landscape Change

Ground-level photographs have great value to demonstrate landscape change from a human eye-level perspective.

2 months ago

How Does GPS Technology Affect Our Understanding of Place?

How is an over reliance on GPS technology affecting our understanding and experience of place? This question has been a…

3 months ago

Using Satellite Imagery to Map Obesity Rates

One study recently looked at about 150,000 high resolution satellite images of cities in the United States along with census…

3 months ago

The Equal Earth Map Projection

Researchers recently announced the development of the Equal Earth map projection, which has quickly gained influence due to its ability…

3 months ago

What Makes Maps Go Viral?

The study of viral geography could be a new, emerging field where researchers are now beginning to look at the…

4 months ago