2016 Earth Observation Day Event with Coweta County PLC Students
(25 high school students and two science teachers joined the EOD event. Students performed remote sensing with infrared thermometers and learned about science and calibration. 3/24/2016 at UWG)
2016 UWG Summer Internship for High School Students
(Three high school students - Alex, Deborah and Hailey, participated in the workshop during June 13-17, 2016)
Research on Landsat, Big Data and Water Quality
(Dr. Seong at 2016 AAG Annual Meetings and Conference at San Francisco, CA in April 2016)
Presentation on GeorgiaView and Remote Sensing
(Dr. Seong at Georgia State University on Feb 4, 2016. Participants: 12 graduate students and 3 faculty members)
Field Works on Water Quality in the Context of Remote Sensing
(In-situ measurements were performed when Landsat passes, making adjustments of Landsat thermal bands possible.)
(April 24, 2016 at the Sweetwater Creek State Park, GA. Time: 12:10pm. UTM 16N, E:718764, N:3737803. Water Temperature: 65.4)
(April 17, 2016. 12:10pm. Lat: 30.329077, Lon: -87.142224. Water Temperature: 64.4)
Supporting Undergraduate GIS Club Activities
GeorgiaView supports UWG GIS Club to promote active learning and community engagements with GIS and remote sensing (9/2/2016)
GeorgiaView outreaches not only to our local communities but also to the Capitol Hill. Photo: With Congressman Barry Loudermilk on 3/2/2016 at Washington, D.C.
Dr. J.B. Sharma's Remote Sensing Outreach to a High School
Dr. J.B. Sharma visited the ninth grade students of Gainesville High School in Georgia on February 5, 2016 and on March 30, 2016. He lectured on Landsat satellites followed by interactive activities with the Google Earth Engine and humanitarian mapping with the US Department of State MapGive Portal and OpenStreetMap. About 60students and two teachers participated.
K-12 Outreach by Undergraduate Student
A University of North Georgia Senior, Brandon Carlock, visited the 3rd grade in the World Language Academy in Chestnut Mountain, Georgia on Thursday May 5 2016 and conducted an activity based on the Landsat Satellites. The following is an example of testimonials.
University of North Georgia Student Internship on Historical Airphoto Mosaic
An ortho-rectified mosaic was created from the 1955-1956 historical airphotos covering the Lumpkin County, Georgia, during the summer in 2016. A total of 79 images were used to make the mosaic. Jared McFarlin and Craig Durden worked as interns. At least 12 ground control points were used in each air photo. The root mean square error was 10m or less. Brightness values and histograms were matched among airphotos.The following is the final product overlaid on the false-color NAIP images.
Large Scale Observation of Environmental Impacts Associated with Stream Morphological Changes using Landsat Data
Dr. Tien Yee, Dr. Jidong Yang and Roneisha Worthy from Kennesaw State University traced environmental changed during the summer in 2016. Two Landsat scenes for 1974 and 2016 were used to assess the environmental impacts that are associated with morphological changes of the Ocmulgee River in Georgia. Four locations of significant changes were identified. While many geomorphological changes were due to meander cutoff, some sections showed a systematic downstream shift (i.e. meander bends being pushed to the east). It was hypothesized that the soil types near the riverbanks, coupled with the velocity and near bank stresses, have a significant influence on the migration and shift of the Ocmulgee River. Based on the observed direction and magnitude of the shifts along the different sections of the Ocmulgee River, two student researchers attempted to study varying sections of the Ocmulgee River to incorporate the effects of soil strength into the stream migration model. The student researchers will present research findings in a conference at Savannah, Georgia in 2017. The second phase of the research will include the environmental impacts assessment associated with the changes.