I managed to spend a couple of hours this morning checking out the exhibits at the 15th Annual GIS Day at the Capitol. I would have liked to have spent a little longer, but what I did see while I was there impressed me.
Both Carter County GIS and the Chickasaw Nation had the latest maps and before and after aerial pictures of the deadly Feb. 10 tornado that hit Lone Grove. And the Oklahoma County Assessor had the damage assesments from the other tornado that day that sliced through Oklahoma City and Edmond.
I also learned that the good folks at Tinker Air Force Base are using GIS and GPS to track not only military operations, but the movements of the Texas Horned Lizard. It turns out a small population of the lizards are on base, said Natural Resources biologist Ray Moody.
Written by Paul Monies