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Annual Umbaugh Lecture to Cover Geospatial Technologies

Brendan Wesdock
Brendan Wesdock
3/28/2012 —

This year's Umbaugh lecture at Penn State DuBois will feature Brendan Wesdock, an expert in geospatial technology and mapping systems, such as global positioning systems (GPS).  Wesdock is a senior associate and the director of military solutions with GeoDecisions, a division of Gannett Fleming, which specializes in information technology and geographic information systems. He is the program manager for GeoDecisions' IRRIS program, which supports transportation security and logistics for the U.S. Department of Defense. 


Wesdock's lecture, "There’s a Map for That:  The History and Influence of Geospatial Technologies in our Everyday Lives", will focus on the history, technology and growing influence behind applications of geospatial technology. He will cover topics including intelligent maps, global positioning systems, commercial satellite imagery, the Internet, and in-vehicle navigation.


The lecture is free and open to the public.  It is planned for 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.  A question and answer session will follow at 1:30.  Those interested in attending, or in receiving more information on the lecture are asked to contact John Tolle at jut14@psu.edu


Made possible by the generosity of Robert and Joyce Umbaugh, the Umbaugh Lecture brings highly qualified speakers in the fields of science and technology to the campus each year. 


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