Highlands University to open new lab for advanced map making
Posted at: 09/25/2012 7:55 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Highlands University is creating a new cutting-edge "geospatial technology" lab for advanced map making thanks for a federal grant.
The university recently announced it has been awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to fund the lab for new mapping making technologies.
Geospatial technology includes a wide variety of mapping applications including 3-D terrain modeling, geographic information systems, and high-precision GPS.
Officials say the new technology tools will be used for student and faculty research that focuses on natural resource management topics like soil erosion, water quality, vegetation, contaminants in the environment, and more.
Joe Zebrowski, a geographic information systems expert, will direct the lab at Highlands.
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