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Raechel Portelli

Teaching Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Narrative Uses of Imagery
  • History of Remote Sensing
  • Image Analysis of high-resolution remote sensing data

Research Description

Raechel Portelli is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science. She teaches courses in quantitative GIScience and data visualization. Her research concerns aerial views in historical documents, including military training manuals, postcards, and the media.  


  • 2014, PhD, Pennsylvania State University - Geography
  • 2010, MS, University of Idaho - Physical Geography
  • 2009, BS, University of Idaho - Physical Geography
  • 2009, BEnvs, University of Idaho - Environmental Science

Highlighted Publications

  • 2022 ZY-1 02D Hyperspectral Imagery Super-Resolution via Endmember Matrix Constraint Unmixing. Remote sensing. 14(6) 4034.
  • 2022 Portelli, R.A. and Pope, P. Remote Sensing and Human Factors Research: A Review, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
  • 2021 Camacho, K., Portelli, R.A., Shortridge, A., Takisha, B. Sentiment Mapping: Point Pattern Analysis of Sentiment Classified Twitter Data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 
  • 2020 Portelli, R.A. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: Reappreciating the dynamic relationship between humans, machines, and landscape images. Landscape Ecology, 35(4), 815-822