John DeGroote, MS

Abstract: The University of Northern Iowa GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education and Extension (GeoTREE) Center is, in collaboration with Iowa Department of Natural Resources, to develop mobile/web citizen science data collection apps which will help to continue and improve upon the successful IOWATER program that the DNR administered for many years. This presentation will detail the development of that application and collaboration with a variety of stakeholders across the state. In addition, the GeoTREE Center will develop the necessary database structures as well as write automated scripting processes that will allow automated upload to the USEPA centralized database.

Bio: John has served as the GeoTREE Center Director since December of 2012 while he previously served as a (Senior) Research Associate from 2006-2012. He oversees all training, research, education, and extension efforts of the Center. He has more than a decade of professional experience applying geospatial technologies to a wide variety of issues. He has worked with people across many disciplines and has developed and presented numerous geospatial technology workshops. John also teaches one class per semester in the Geography Department. He has a BS in Geography from the University of Iowa and a MS in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Contact Info:

240 Innovative Teaching and Technology Center
Department of Geography
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0406

Work: 319-273-6158

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