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Volunteers for demo sought

By Staff | Sep 2, 2011

During the past year, Shepherd University, in collaboration with several other organizations, has created the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project, or WVGP. This resource is currently being developed through a major grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council. Jefferson County serves as the starting point for project efforts, which will later be expanded to encompass the rest of the state.

Using GIS technology, digital imaging, and a rich concentration of local primary historical materials, WVGP is a freely available resource for scholars, students, professionals and laymen. It is both a vast digital repository of primary sources and a powerful research and educational tool.

Join Keith Alexander and Bill Theriault to learn more about the GeoExplorer Project, including ways you or your organization can get involved. A meeting will take place on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium on Shepherd University’s campus.

Contact Alexander at kalexand@shepherd.edu for more information.