Talbot Brooks, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University, recently helped publish a special edition of Trajectory Magazine, the official magazine of the Unites States Geospatial Foundation.
Circulation for the major publication is about 100,000, and work from Delta State students is also highlighted in the magazine.
Brooks served as a contributor and subject matter expert for the magazine. Many of the articles published in the edition were the brainchildren of Brooks and Keith Masback, USGIF executive director.
“Trajectory Magazine is the leading trade journal in our industry,” said Brooks. “It’s distribution has soared to well over 100,000 readers in the defense, intelligence and geospatial industries.”
Delta State’s unique GIT center is mentioned throughout the magazine for its efforts of strengthening community resilience and situational awareness. A review of the center’s book, “GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection,” is also part of the special issue.
“We’re really one of a very select few working in this domain and mentioned in the special issue,” said Brooks. “We’re keeping company with George Mason, University of Chicago, UT Dallas and the University of Pittsburg. Further, the latter focus on research and development, whereas we focus on application and implementation. All the technology in the world is of no value if you cannot integrate its use into existing workflows.”
Brooks said this sort of work is only possible thanks to administrative support with a vision for growing signature Delta State programs.
“They’ve been very flexible and accommodating, and I hope that our accomplishments will continue to not only help build Delta State’s reputation for excellence in this arena, but attract talented new students to campus as well,” added Brooks.
To view the digital edition of the magazine, visit http://trajectorymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Trajectory_2017_Special_Edition.pdf.
Learn more about opportunities at Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at http://www.deltastate.edu/artsandsciences/geospatial-information-technologies.
The mission of the center is to provide geospatial services, accessible education and training, and institutional knowledge for geospatial information technologies to the widest possible audience, and particularly, the mid-Delta region.