Monday, October 17, 2011

Virginia Tech Begins Using GIS for Football Home Game Security

Here's the byline:

"BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 7, 2011 – A new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application for event management was tested during the Virginia Tech Hokies home opener against Appalachian State, and after only minor tweaks and adjustments, the application is now being used at all home games at Lane Stadium."  To read more, go here.

Comment: It should not be lost on any of us that on April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech was the site of one of the most tragic school shootings in American history.  A read of that event strongly suggests a lack of situational awareness by response personnel.  Consequently, it is encouraging to see this institution embracing the capabilities of geospatial technologies as one of the solutions for that issue. 

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