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.

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.

2 weeks ago

Using GIS to Assess Crime Risk

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

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

2 months ago

Using GIS to Analyze Pedestrian Accessibility

GIS tools to compute pedestrian accessibility are not just available to governments, academics, or companies, but are also free and…

2 months ago

Geospatial Climate Models Show How Fire Seasons Are Changing

Changing technologies, including new satellite systems, and better climate and fire modeling, including the integration of these tools and data…

2 months ago

Mapping Coral Reefs

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

3 months 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…

3 months 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…

3 months ago