EIGS Publication Touts Benefits of Geospatial Technology for Everyday Business

June 29, 2009 -- OXFORD, MS –The University of Mississippi’s Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is pleased to announce the release of a special, magazine-style publication about geospatial technology. “Mississippi’s Guide to Geospatial Technology” provides information about how geospatial technology offers everyday solutions for everyday business areas including homeland security, real estate, agriculture, utilities, natural resource management, recreation, transportation, and public health among others.

The Guide was a special collaboration with the Mississippi Business Journal and was featured as a special supplement.

“We are excited about this joint effort with the MS Business Journal as we continue to seek new and innovative ways to promote the use of geospatial technology and reach out to decision makers who can most benefit from the capabilities of Mississippi’s industry cluster,” stated Greg Easson, EIGS Executive Director and University of Mississippi Professor.

The Guide features special guest articles by experts in the field including:

  • Agriculture by Patrick Jackson, InTime
  • Local Government by Clarke Holmes, Central MS Planning & Development District
  • Emergency Response by Joel Lawhead, NVision Solutions
  • Transportation Planning by Ray Barksdale, MS Department of Transportation
  • Weather by Elizabeth Valenti, WorldWinds
  • Public Health by Dr. Fazlay Faruque, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Tourism by Deb Breazeale, MS Department of Information Technology Services
  • Fleet Tracking by Craig Harvey, PixSell
  • Doing Business in Mississippi by the MS Development Authority
  • Homeland Security by Katherine A. Mullins, MS Office of Homeland Security

Other topic areas covered in the publication include utilities, media, insurance, natural resource management, real estate, and recreation.

The goal of the publication is to educate potential customers about the innovative and cost effective solutions geospatial technologies can provide to industry and government. This includes decision makers in a variety of private businesses as well as economic development organizations, and all levels of government, but cities and counties in particular.

To order a free copy of the publication, please send your name and mailing address to Lisa Stone at Email Contact. For more information about EIGS, please visit www.eigs.olemiss.edu.

ABOUT EIGS: Since 1998, the State of Mississippi has nurtured the growth of a cluster of high tech companies in the geospatial technology industry. The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) at The University of Mississippi is the program that coordinates the activities of this cluster. EIGS works with private companies as well as university research programs, state agencies, and other related organizations to support geospatial technology business, research development, and workforce development.


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