GeoHIVE University Partnership participating classes will collaborate using the GeoHIVE crowdsourcing platform in combination with DigitalGlobe's high-resolution imagery. This program introduces students to a significant problem affecting human life, the earth, and/or atmosphere. Through GeoHIVE's crowdsourcing platform, students are enabled to provide geospatial data that has the ability to contribute to a working solution for their assigned problem. Our goal for this program is to empower students to make a positive impact in the world using the most current industry technology.
The Peruvian Amazon rainforest is being destroyed by widespread deforestation. Peru's struggling economy and the increasing value of gold and timber in the export markets have led to drastic increases in deforestation over the last 15 years. Due to the sharp increases in demand, loggers and miners are swarming the Peruvian rainforest and leaving destruction in their wake. On a local level, deforestation disrupts ecosystems and displaces thousands of species. On a large scale, deforestation increases mesoscale atmospheric temperatures, decreases carbon absorbtion, and is a leading contributor to global warming.
Students have the unique opportunity to use relevant industry technology and methods to solve problems that affect the world.
Students will gain problem-solving experience that can be applied to future challenges they may face in their careers.
Students who have completed the GeoHIVE University Partnership Program will have priority consideration for Summer internships with DigitalGLobe
I love the ability to gain hands-on industry experience in the GIS field. I didn't think I would find that in my undergrad program.
Knowing that I'm given priority to a DigitalGlobe internship is the icing on the cake for me; I was just happy to use recent imagery to digitize my project!
It's refreshing to be able to know that big companies out there actually care enough about the environment to act on it. It's really cool that DigitalGlobe has given me the chance to help stop Amazon deforestation.