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GIT Center calls for volunteers

The GIT program provides education and practice of GIS, advanced geospatial analysis, remote sensing, digital image processing and information extraction, photogrammetry, computer programing, and scientific knowledge and technologies.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State is seeking volunteers to assist with map-making throughout the week in response to the earthquakes in Nepal. Director of the Center Talbot Brooks and staff are leading the emergency response efforts on campus.

“The earthquakes in Nepal have left vast tracts completely devastated and thousands dead. The U.S. is sending urban search and rescue teams and other resources to help,” said Brooks.

Program Manager Chris Smith and Project Manager Ryan Poe with the Center will be managing volunteers in lab.

“We are going to try to do our part and are looking for volunteers to help create maps for the international response community,” said Smith. “We are opening our lab for these purposes for the remainder of the week.”

GIS experience is not required. A short training session on the basic skills needed will be provided. Food and drink will also be provided for volunteers.

To volunteer, please contact Ryan Poe at, (662) 588-9785 or Chris Smith at, (662) 588-3449.

For more information on the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies, please visit the site or contact 662-588-8649.