Texas A&M University-Kingsville

King Ranch Institute to Host Lectureship on GIS Technology

KINGSVILLE - May 12, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

The King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host the Richard Mifflin Kleberg Jr. Family Lectureship on GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Technology Monday through Thursday, May 18-21, in the computer lab in the Kleberg Agriculture Building, 1150 W. Engineering Ave.

The lectureship provides an introduction to a wide range of location-based technologies that can be used to improve management decisions for modern ranching operations. Topics covered include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), data collection to GIS, mapping and analysis using both Google Earth and ESRI ArcGIS software.

Eric J. Redeker, research scientist for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute’s Wildlife Research Technologies Lab, will be the instructor. This lectureship will count toward the Texas AgFinance Certificate in Advanced Ranch Management.

The $300 cost of the lectureship covers materials, equipment, refreshments and meals. For more information, call 361-593-5401.

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