MPSGIS Student Michael Humber Named 2013 Esri Development Center International Student of the Year
Last month, Department of Geographical Sciences student, Michael Humber, received the Esri Development Center (EDC) International Student of the Year Award. Michael is a second year student in the Department's Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences (MPS/GIS) and a Faculty Research Assistant. He works with MODIS data to create the Burned Area and Active Fire products and maintains the FTP, which is used to distribute the products. Michael, who has been working with Drs. Luigi Boschetti, Andrea Baraldi, and Jack Ma, is also a developer for the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) Mapper - a forest cover composition monitoring tool built with the ArcGIS for Flex API. In the last year, Michael has co-authored one article accepted for publication and contributed to two others. In his spare time, Michael is one of the main developers for the open source GeoODK project, which allows users to collect field data from an Android platform without an active internet connection, and then upload the collected data to a remote database at the user's convenience. In March of this year, Michael and Jon Nordling, another MPSGIS student, gave a presentation in the ESRI Developers Summit, which was quite a success. Click on this link to listen to Michael Humber and Jon Nordling discuss 'On Demand Web Map Updates from an Online Mobile Data Collection Platform' at the 2013 Esri Developers Summit.