JCTC uses grant money to bring Geo Spatial Tech Center to Louisville

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 1:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A massive $3 million grant for Jefferson Community and Technical College is being used to bring a new Geo Spatial Technology Center to Louisville.

Also called "geo-tech," the growing field uses data on maps to allow researchers to plot movement and spot trends using location-based data.

“It puts the school on the cutting edge of geo spatial technology so as a group of colleges across the country develop curricula, we're going to be able to offer it to our students,” Vincent Dinoto, dean of College and Systemic Initiatives, said.

One common use of geo tech is surveying, but it's also used in marketing, education, and logistics.

The grant allows the center to be moved from Texas to Louisville.

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