We're interested in modeling the world around us to communicate spatial information effectively, whether to help orient ourselves or learn about our surroundings and spaces in new ways. The practice of making physical maps has been around for centuries and continues to be present in our every day lives.
If an archaeologist could have one super power- it would be X-RAY vision. Archaeologists are always looking...
This project maps the course of scientific ideas as they navigate the cultural landscape of nineteenth-century...
While much of the land on Earth has been mapped, the terrain and environment is constantly changing. Beyond land, only an estimated 5% of the ocean floor has been mapped. We're still missing information about the space below the Earth's crust, and maps of the universe beyond our home planet. And, using new segments of human effects and activity can help us look at our existing maps differently.
We're looking for the modern day explorers that are working on developing maps and spacial tools, or using mapping to answer specific research questions.
Below are some examples of areas of research:
Examples of successful projects:
Archaeology & Drones: Mapping Neolithic Structures in the Black Desert, Jordan
People of the Swamp: LiDAR and "Invisible" Structures at El Pilar
Identifying the best habitats for the Caribbean manatee in Cuba using sonar
Mapping Salmon Spawning Sites with UAVs
Monitoring and Banding Birds in the Sacramento Valley of California
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This grant is for projects that launch campaigns by Dec 23, 2016. The project that ends with the most backers will receive an additional $500 grant. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline.