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 Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Preparedness

As hurricane season gets underway in the Atlantic, GIS is being use to better prepare communities and property from the…

September 16, 2020

Using GIS to Monitor the West Coast Wildfires

With fires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, scientists, activists, geospatial companies, and others are using GIS and spatial data…

September 13, 2020

Earthquake Detection Using Smartphones

Using aggregated accelerometer data across many smartphones, many of us can now better access a large-scale earthquake warning system.

September 8, 2020

Online COVID-19 Maps and the ‘Infodemic’

Researchers have been evaluating the effectiveness and accuracy of online CoVID-19 maps.

September 1, 2020

The Spatial Internet of Things

The development of small sensors is providing a variety of real-time geospatial data.

August 26, 2020

H3: Open Source Geospatial Indexing System

H3, developed by Uber, divides the Earth into hexagons.

August 14, 2020

Open Geospatial Data and COVID-19

Some of the key GIS datasets being used today for research and outreach related to COVID-19 are assessed and reviewed.

August 5, 2020

Recent Developments in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation

Remote sensing and earth observation capabilities at satellite, aerial, UAV, and ground levels have radically improved in the last decade.

September 17, 2020

How Geospatial Technologies are Helping to Complete the Effort to Map the World’s Ocean Floor

Only 20% of the ocean's floor has been mapping in detail.

August 18, 2020

GIS and the Future of Public Health

Mark Altaweel takes a look at how GIS is used in public health and where GIS and public health will…

August 18, 2020

QGIS and Free Mobile Applications

The capabilities of QGIS can be extended with plugins and mobile GIS apps.

July 15, 2020

Marketing and Rebranding GIS: Opportunities for GIS Professionals

GIS professionals need to emphasize more than just their geospatial skills when marketing GIS to organizations.

July 7, 2020