By Bob Fowler,Â Roane State staff writer
When it comes to her expertise, Roane Stateâ€™s Pat Wurth occupies a unique niche in Tennessee, and she has won a first-ever award for it.
Wurth, an associate professor at the college for nearly 19 years, recently received the accolade of appreciation for her â€œdistinguished career developing GIS professionals.â€
Thatâ€™s what it says on the plaque she received during an April conference of the 500-member Tennessee Geographic Information Council. â€œIt was quite an honor,â€ Wurth said.
GIS is about using geographic data to understand patterns, trends, and relationships. Itâ€™s widely used in environmental research, city planning, crime analysis, and by utility systems. [Read more…]