Topic: APSU GIS Center
Clarksville, TN – For volunteer fire departments, the risks that come with the job can often be different than those of full-time firefighting units in major cities. In many small, rural communities, volunteer firefighters battle the same blazes as their full-time counterparts, often meet at the scene rather than all coming together from a central fire station.
Because of the independent nature of volunteer units, it can be difficult for unit commanders to identify who is available to fight the blaze when they arrive on site.
Clarksville, TN – Anyone with a smartphone or internet-connected device can now get real time information about Austin Peay State University’s Peay Pick Up trolley system through the University’s Peay Mobile 4.0 app.
Developed by APSU students, the new feature can show the trolley’s location around the University campus, with the position updated every 15 seconds. The feature is accessible in APSU’s new Peay Mobile 4.0 app, which was redesigned in June.
AP Mobile 4.0 is free and can be downloaded by visiting www.apsu.edu/mobile
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is pleased to announce the release of an emergency notification app for iOS devices. The app, MCGTNotify, is free to download and is currently available for those with Apple devices.
MCGTNotify will be an immediate source for local emergency notifications. It also includes a county departmental directory, the Sheriff’s Office booking log and the daily court docket – available right at your fingertips!
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, through nearly a year’s worth of extensive planning, changing habits and educating its employees, has obtained Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification.
“We started this project last October, and through the Environmental Task Force we created, we’ve met the requirements to gain certification,” said Sheriff John Fuson.
Clarksville, TN – The larger a business or government agency gets, the more equipment it acquires. Keeping track of all those computers and iPads and automobiles can be a nightmare, especially if files are misplaced or if someone’s handwriting is too messy.
Austin Peay State University student Lance Batson and the school’s Geographic Information Systems office are hoping to eliminate these problems by allowing agency’s to go paperless with a new digital asset management system. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government in conjunction with the Montgomery County Fire Service has recently announced a lowered ISO (Insurance Safety Office) rating that affects county residents living within five (5) road miles of a Volunteer Fire Station.
To assist residents in determining if their property falls within that distance requirement, Montgomery County partnered with the Austin Peay GIS Office to create a web mapping application.
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – Late last year, a group of Austin Peay State University geosciences students hiked through the woods in rural North Carolina, conducting field research.
They were looking for unusual rock outcroppings, and after each discovery, the students painstakingly scribbled down the longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates of the rocks into their notebooks.
That is, except for APSU student Maurice Testa. He simply pulled out his smart phone and quickly went to work.
Clarksville, TN – Earlier this year, officials with Clarksville Academy brainstormed ways to improve communication with parents, current students and prospective students. They decided to create iCougar, an app for the Apple iPad and iPhone.
The idea was to make it a centralized digital location for information on the school, but then came the next question – how do you create an app?
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s final home football game, 11:00am, Saturday, features a number of exciting promotions highlighting Fort Campbell’s Walk to Afghanistan, APSU’s Faculty and Staff, along with the 1977 OVC Championship Governors Football team.
Clarksville, TN – On a stormy Monday afternoon, while tornado sirens blared across the Austin Peay State University campus, Mike Wilson, manager of the school’s Geographic Information Systems Center, decided to talk about natural disasters.
“Suppose a tornado rips through here,” he said, knocking on his wood desk to ward off the suggestion. “If that happens, local officials will need to do a preliminary damage assessment. That’ll go to the state, and the governor will make a decision on whether to call in FEMA for a natural disaster. This app speeds that up.”
Wilson motioned to his Android mobile phone. A year ago, his office, in conjunction with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed an innovative new cell phone application known as the Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Kit (DMARK). The application allows emergency responders to document immediately any damage they come across following a disaster. «Read the rest of this article»
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