Topic: APSU GIS Center
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»
The building, like so many homes and businesses in middle Tennessee, was a pale brown from where the floodwaters covered it. Mike Wilson, manager of Austin Peay State University’s Geographic Information Systems, stood among the tree limbs and other debris in the Woodlawn community and pulled out his cell phone.
He wasn’t making a call. He was filling out a damage assessment of the property and filing it to an electronic server. It took him only a few minutes to complete. For years, the long, drawn-out process of recording the destruction inflicted by a disaster has sometimes taken days or weeks, delaying the time it takes for needed aid to reach an area, but a new cell phone application, developed by the APSU GIS Center and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, may soon allow emergency responders to document immediately any damage they come across. «Read the rest of this article»
On July 27th, the City of Clarksville received confirmation from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture that the City will receive an Urban & Community Forestry Grant in the amount of $9,000 to incorporate new software into the tree inventory for a more detailed analysis of tree canopy.
CITYgreen is a program that enables a City to inventory, quantify, and analyze the tree canopy and its benefits for the entire city. The City purchased the CITYgreen software last year. However, for the program to work, an extensive digitization of the forest canopy is necessary. Through this grant funding opportunity, the City of Clarksville will retain the professional services of Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center to digitize the canopy.
Delineation of forested areas in Clarksville, TN will be determined through analysis of images obtained from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). Forested plots of greater than 1/4 acre will be digitized from NAIP imagery using ArcGIS 9.3. These polygons will be analyzed with CITYgreen for ArcGIS to quantify and examine the effect of forests on: storm water runoff reduction, water quality, air quality, and carbon storage/sequestration. Digitization of the forested plots will be performed by the Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center and subsequent analysis will be performed by the City of Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
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