UWG Earth Observation Day (EOD) / GIS Day Event

- October 10, 2017 (10:00am-2:00pm) at UWG

- Past event: November 16, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) at UWG

Things to do:

  1. Have some time to look around the satellite imagery that show land cover changes on the Earth. Choose the image that is most interesting to you.
  2. Vote on the image that is most interesting to you.
  3. Do the image matching game. Please show us the time taken to finish the game in order to be considered as a winner.
  4. Do the image puzzle game. Please show us the time taken to finish the game in order to be considered as a winner.
  5. Watch drone demonstration
  6. We will use a random number generator app to choose three more lucky winners of the $20 Wolf Bucks, and the winners will be notified via email later.

Thank you for joining the 2016-7 EOD/GIS Day event!


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.)

Seven measurements were performed. Results are as follows (format: date in yyyymmdd, time in hhmmdd, latitude in ddmmss, longitude in dddmmss, temperature in Farenheit):


(1) 20161122, 103906, 302403N, 0885115W, 51.1; 

(2) 20170105, 094214, 302046N, 0870907W, 57.7;

(3) 20170106, 094813, 300802N, 0854452W, 58.5;

(4) 20170218, 105755, 302003N, 0870836W, 60.8;

(5) 20170318, 101043, 301951N, 0871735W, 59.0;

(6) 20170420, 133415, 291535N, 0895657W, 74.5;

(7) 20170421, 074935, 301841N, 0891927W, 77.4;

GaView 2014-2015 Fact Sheet #1

GaView 2014-2015 Fact Sheet #2

 Welcome to GeorgiaView!

A remote sensing and geospatial technology consortium in the State of Georgia

As one of founding members of AmericaView, the GeorgiaView Consortium has developed an informed geospatial user community in the State of Georgia, within which satellite imagery and geospatial technology are practical tools for applications and research in a diverse user community. The GeorgiaView Consortium has focused on remote Sensing outreach and education, promoting research with remote sensing imagery, and creating synergy effects by collaborating with consortium members, within and beyond. GeorgiaView will continue to work on consortium development, outreach, collaboration with other stateviews and supporting AmericaView activities.

The following are examples of our activities:

  • Preparing future workforce in the field of GIS and remote sensing
  • Supporting geospatial technology activities and events for undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Promoting STEM fields to K-12 school students with geospatial technology by visiting and inviting them
  • Offering internships and research opportunities
  • Collaboration with consortium members
  • Sharing geospatial resources and instructional materials with the public
  • Promoting Earth Observation Day, GIS Day, and Earth Day with various events


Please feel free to contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you like to know more about our consortium.


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)


Congressional Visits

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.






"Spatial Health Patterns of Georgia: A Map Book" is available in the PDF format. You may download it from the "Resources" link.

This project was performed at University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, during June 13-17 in 2016. Funded by AmericaView, the project was directed by Dr. Jeong Seong and the mapping and annotation tasks were performed by three high school intern students – Hailey Denney (Mount Zion high School, Carrollton, GA), Alex Sanders (Mount Zion high School, Carrollton, GA), and Deborah Seong (Douglas County High School, Douglasville, GA).

In this project, the OASIS (Online Analytical Statistical Information System, https://oasis.state.ga.us/) was used to make digital maps. The ebook doesn’t cover all maps available from the website. We chose about 100 themes from the website. If readers need more information, visit the website.