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Digital mapping software available for student use

The Geographic Information Systems Center (GISC) at Austin Peay State University has been selected to become part of the ESRI Development Center Program. ESRI, the leader in GIS software, will provide the GISC with additional software for research and student projects.

The software allows users the ability to view aerial photograph maps and overlay them with road maps, property lines and various other spatial datasets. The software can leverage various data sources both at the GISC and online.
The Geographic Information Systems Center (GISC) at Austin Peay State University has been selected to become part of the ESRI Development Center Program. ESRI, the leader in GIS software, will provide the GISC with additional software for research and student projects.

The software allows users the ability to view aerial photograph maps and overlay them with road maps, property lines and various other spatial datasets. The software can leverage various data sources both at the GISC and online.

The software is already in place on several computers in the Sundquist, Kimbrough and McCord buildings.

Students can “borrow” the software for use on their own computers, but they must be working on class relevant research supervised by a professor.

The GISC works with city, county, state and the federal government on a wide range of mapping and surveying projects.

Online classes are available for those interested in digital mapping technologies. These classes range from one to 24 hours long and are free for APSU faculty, staff and students. Additionally, the GISC office is open for general questions from 9 a.m.-noon every Tuesday.

For more questions, contact the APSU Geographic Information Systems Center, (931) 221-7500. -- Barry Williams