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Esri Blog Discusses How to Map Mosquito Larvae Data Collected Via the GLOBE Observer App Using ArcGIS Online

Screenshot from Esri blog

A recent blog, written by Dr. Joseph Kerski, in Esri, “Mapping, analyzing, and communicating citizen science data in ArcGIS Online,” describes key elements in mapping citizen science data collected via the GLOBE Observer app.

In the blog, Kerski notes that Esri and The GLOBE Program have been working together on initiatives and educator training for decades. “Globe was one of the first major education-focused citizen science programs, and it offers a wealth of data on soil chemistry, water quality, weather, and much more, as well as rigorously tested methods to have your students collect and contribute data, and a network of educators with which to collaborate,” the blog states. 

With the help of explanatory screenshots focusing on mosquito larvae data collected using the GLOBE Observer app, the blog discusses ways to gather citizen science data, how to then map the data in ArcGIS Online, and how to create communications tools from your data.

“Recently, two GLOBE educators asked me to conduct a webinar for their educators and students, and I documented the highlights in this video. I have written about this topic before, documented on the GLOBE site here, and as an essay in GeoNet here, but in this recent webinar, I expanded and updated these explanations to include what I consider to include key elements of a project-based workflow: 1) obtaining the data;  2) mapping the data; 3) analyzing the data; and 4) creating communications tools from the data,” Kerski said.

“I encourage you to do even more wonderful things with spatial data, such as that from citizen science portals including, and elsewhere, to better understand the patterns, relationships, and trends, and to consider how you can contribute to the scientific community through your efforts!”

To read the entire blog, click here.

type: globe-news

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office