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 Refugees are Using GIS to Map Their Geographies and Experiences

Story maps are a powerful tool that tell events and what has happened to those who are displaced.

5 days ago

Analyzing the Benefits of Green Space on Mental Health Using GIS

A recent large-scale study in Denmark combined historical Landsat satellite data and a survey that recorded mental health benefits to…

5 days ago

Changes to the National Land Cover Database

The National Land Cover Database is a GIS dataset that is seen as critical for monitoring the impact of fires,…

1 week ago

Gini Coefficient and GIS: Mapping Income Disparities

The Gini coefficient is a long-standing measure used by major organizations, such as the UN and government entities, to measure…

2 weeks ago
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GIS and the US 2020 Census

The 2020 Census promises to be the most technically advanced census undertaken, where data, for the first time, will be…

4 weeks ago

Mapping Migration Based on Search Data

Researchers have create ways to map migration based on online searches of migrants as they prepare to leave their country…

1 month ago

Real-time Fire Mapping and Satellite Data

New satellites and improved image processing methods are better enabling the ability to provide real-time and near real-time mapping of…

2 months ago

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…

3 months ago

GIS and Blockchain

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

3 months 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…

3 months ago