Garmin Co-Founder’s New Building at UT and other Education GIS News

The first new engineering building on the University of Tennessee campus in nearly 50 years — the $37.5 million Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building — opens in January. A $12.5 million gift from Garmin co-founder and UT alum Min Kao made it possible.

- Knoxville News Sentinel

CampusTours Inc. today released a new Web site,, devoted to providing a comprehensive catalog of college and university campus maps. It links to many campus maps but the goal is to get you to use that company's services for your campus map/online tour.

- press release

I love it when my two favorite disciplines (chemistry and geography) come together.

The Chemistry Map of Scotland is an interactive online tool which allows pupils across the country to post accounts of the effect of chemistry in their local area. ...The map has been organised by the Scottish Local Sections of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as part of the International Year of Chemistry in 2011.

The idea is for students to add data points in their local areas. Cool.

- Fife Today

Western Kentucky University Associate Professor of Geography Katie Algeo wrote "Historical GIS as a Platform for Public Memory at Mammoth Cave National Park" with graduate students Ann Epperson and Matthew Brunt. It was named 2011 Best Paper Award by the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.

Algeo, a cultural/historical geographer, has focused much of her research in recent years on the cultural geography of Mammoth Cave. The Mammoth Cave Historical Geographic Information Science project is dedicated to document and preserve the lives and memories of the area's pre-park residents.

Published Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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