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 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.

February 5, 2020

Cloud-based Geospatial Analysis

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

January 29, 2020

GIS and Migrant Deaths in the United States

Spatial analysis and GIS is being used in the study of migrant deaths to not only better track routes taken…

January 27, 2020

Mapping Epidemics

Forecasting the spread of viruses and mapping potential epidemics is gaining important attention in the medical community.

January 28, 2020

Mapping Australia’s Bushfires

Tools based on near-real time data from satellites, such as those used by Australia or developed by NASA, have great…

January 14, 2020

Predicting Future Movements of Pedestrians and Autonomous Vehicles

As driverless cars and motion detection technologies are increasingly integrated into our everyday lives, applications are now being developed to…

January 8, 2020

Automated Remote Sensing of Underground Features

Below ground mapping can now better utilize remotely sensed data to create more accurate maps.

December 16, 2019

EarthPy: Python Package for Plotting and Working with Spatial Data

A Python language spatial package, called EarthPy, has been released for free download for working with GIS data.

December 5, 2019

Creating a Spatial View of the Brain

Mapping small scale but complex organs such as the human brain is requiring new technologies and spatial modeling to be…

November 26, 2019