TXSG GIS/GPS Training
Various
2008/05/15

TXSG soldiers participate in GIS/GPS training Photo by KCDB, NewsChannel 11, Lubbock, Texas
TXSG soldiers participate in GIS/GPS training
Photo by KCDB, NewsChannel 11, Lubbock, Texas

The TXSG in conjunction with the Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center (CRGSC) is conducting Geospatial (GIS) / Global Positing System GPS training at four colleges around the state.

COL Charles Miller Plans and Operations for the TXSG stated the intended goal was for the TXSG to provide military support to civilian authorities in times of State Emergencies, with 50 Damage Assessment Teams.

The three – soldier Teams will be proficient in the use of GIS/GPS systems to assist local officials in determining the precise location of damage structures to assist local responders and local authorities.

Dr. McDonald of the GRGSC said think of it as training in the use of Smart Maps (GIS), for planning of evacuation before an event and the location of damaged bridges and structures after the event.

For more information click on the following links for several television reports and stories.

Texas’ Best Kept Secret - The Texas State Guard (KCDB, NewsChannel 11, Lubbock, Texas)