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Celebrate GIS Day with Austin Peay’s cutting-edge mapping and tech center

By: Colby Wilson November 9, 2023



Photo: Doug Catellier of the GIS Center demonstrates drones to a group of West Creek Middle School students recently.

Make plans to visit Austin Peay's GIS Center on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate GIS Day with the Govs!

Since its arrival on Austin Peay's campus in the late 1990s, the GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Center has grown exponentially, allowing Austin Peay students, staff and faculty to develop hands-on learning skills in mapping, spatial data, mobile applications, desktop software, and more. The APSU GIS Center comprises researchers, professionals, and student workers who all come together to deliver innovative results for its clientele, which includes Montgomery County and many surrounding areas.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with CoSTEM Coffee, the bi-weekly meet-and-greet event with Austin Peay's College of STEM faculty and staff, hosted by the GIS Center. Lunch will follow beginning at 11 a.m. in the GIS Building (601 N. Second St.). Throughout the day, students and staff will demonstrate their capabilities and technological prowess in tech, indoor mapping, virtual reality and more, with staff on hand to take visitors through different maker spaces throughout the center.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Dyana Taylor at taylord@apsu.edu or 931-221-7500.


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