Advanced GIS Poster Sessions Open to Public

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

Casper College’s Advanced GIS class will give four poster sessions on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 4-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Union/University Building.

According to Jeff Sun, GIS instructor, the event will include appetizers, refreshments, and the new Phantom 4 drones the department recently purchased.

Each group has made a poster showing what their project is about. The students will be with their poster, and anyone who comes to the event is invited to walk around, see the drones, look at the posters, and ask the students questions and visit, said Sun.

The four poster projects are: “Casper College Campus Mapping,” which involved three students who used a Phantom 4 drone and flew the entire campus to capture up-to-date aerial photos of the campus. “Using these new photos and GPS units, the students mapped all of the storm sewer drains, drainage ditches, and drainage patterns on campus for the Casper College Maintenance Department,” said Sun. The many uses for the new maps will be addressed in the poster, according to Sun.

“Casper College Emergency Mapping Project” tasked four students with creating maps of the indoors of all the buildings on campus. “This was a very challenging project as most maps are made of the outside of the world,” noted Sun. The students used GIS to build maps and show the latitude and longitude coordinates of every doorway of every building on campus to aid emergency responders in getting to the correct spot on campus in the event of an emergency.

“Natrona County Septic System Mapping” was taken on by one student who was tasked with mapping and cataloging septic system permits for the Natrona County Health Department. According to Sun, the student will explain how the septic systems in Natrona County are mapped and how the location and permit are stored on the county’s mapping system

“Mapping with ‘Story Maps’” is the final presentation. The presentation will show attendees how they can use maps to tell a story. “The student built a website with maps and short explanations that show various historical locations around Natrona County and will show the story map and explain how someone can create their own story map,” Sun said.

The presentations are free and open to the public. The Union/University Building is located on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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