published July 24, 2013

Students Develop Interactive GIS Watershed Map for Smartphones

David Green, SENCER Leadership Fellow, has been applying the SENCER Ideals in innovative ways at Florida Gulf Coast University. Recently, 'Harbor Happenings,' a magazine published by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, featured an article on a student project that involves the creation of a GIS (geographic information systems) map of the Corkscrew watershed that works with smartphones as part of Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida. The map may be used by the public and "showcases nature trails, site features, educational videos, and ecological data." Dr. Green and his students are continuing to advance the map, and are developing new collaborations with organizations to facilitate use as well as service-learning projects for students. To access the article, please click here and turn to page 12.