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05/19/05 - Nacogdoches

New Geospatial Center

The two geospatial labs that were so instrumental in the Columbia Shuttle recovery are merging to form the Columbia Geospatial Service Center. The union of the geographic information systems is designed to enhance the labs functions. Personnel changes are in the works. The goal is to develop GIS talent into a fully functional team.

Dr. James Kroll with the Forest Resources Institute lab said, "There will be no loss of service from either laboratory. As a matter of fact, I think the services will improve and become more efficient." Dr. Darrel McDonald who moved to the College of Forestry & Agriculture said, "We're going to give students the opportunity to have a lot more coordinated curriculum and opportunity to improve their skill so they're going to be ver

The newly created Columbia Geospatial Service Center will be located across the street from the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. The move begins in July.

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