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.

First Data from NASA’s GEDI Program to 3D Map Forests

The first set of data that have returned have demonstrated GEDI is able to measure density of forests far better…

4 weeks ago

GIS and Blockchain

For Earth observation and GIS technologies, researchers have only recently begun contemplating what might be useful in applying blockchain technologies.

1 month ago

Mapping Land Cover by Stacking Landsat Imagery

Landsat 8 is offered as free, open data, which has led to new innovation in methods to better utilize such…

1 month ago

Using GIS to Analyze People’s Attitudes

GIS can help researchers analyze spatial data within social media posts in order to understand how people react to different…

2 months ago

Mapping School Performance and Inequality With GIS

With GIS, researchers can look at how effective schools are relative to spatial measures.

2 months ago

What Helps to Increase Public Participation in GIS?

Community participation in GIS through PPGIS is a worthy goal and has been applied in many studies for decades.

3 months ago

Using GIS to Assess Crime Risk

The use of GIS and spatial analysis has become an important tool in understanding crime patterns.

3 months ago

Using Machine Learning and Surface Deformation Data to Predict Earthquakes

There is no easy solution for earthquake prediction, but machine learning in particular has made forecasting far better.

3 months ago

GIS and Named Entity Recognition: Identifying Geographic Locations in Text

Within the larger field of natural language processing, new methods are bring developed that are merging geographic information with basic…

3 months ago

Using GIS in Golf Management

GIS has a growing role in golf from managing courses to facilitating the symbiotic relationship between golf courses and environmental…

4 months ago