Geospatial mapping field program – June 2014 Hawaii

Here’s a great summer training program for modern spatial analytics (e.g., GIS) that are relevant for any archaeologist or other anthropologist interested in human relationships to the environment. This field school is an NSF funded REU, meaning that those students chosen to participate will have their tuition paid along with housing, food, and travel from LA to Hawaii. A $750 stipend is also provided. (The student must cover transportation to LA and provide their own appropriate laptop.)

Geospatial science is an applied discipline that requires a strong field component. Employment in geospatial technology, a rapidly growing career option, often requires prior applied experiences. These field-based opportunities have become an increasingly essential component of the training for all geographers and related professionals. This REU entails a four-week summer program of training in geospatial mapping techniques related to natural and archaeological resource management.

Our summer 2014 field program will take place on-campus at California State University Long Beach and at the famous Kualoa Ranch in the picturesque Hakipu’u valley on the northeast shore of O’ahu during the month of June.
Students will all gather at California State University at Long Beach for one week of initial training on geospatial technology: computers, GIS, image processing, data generation techniques, etc. Out-the-area students will be housed at the CSULB dorms for this week-long training session. We will then all travel to the beautiful State of Hawai’i or the two-week field portion of the project.

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