Urban Heat Island Visualization 2017

This is a video generated by my research student, Joseph Reynolds, on the heat island effect at a microscale in Denver over two weeks in March 2017. The data was collected in my Spatial Databases class from Thermochron iButton sensors, interpolated, and then animated.

Teaching with OpenStreetMap – Bringing crowd-sourced mapping into the classroom

I doubt that anyone who wanders into this page is unaware of OpenStreetMap, the crowd-source mapping platform detailing the world’s locations since 2005.  I’ve been using, studying, and most importantly, contributing to OpenStreetMap since 2010. As a platform, it hosts a tremendous amount of vector-based data about the world that has largely been created by…