Capitol Hill Event Launches University Consortium to Engage Student Mappers

GISCafe - Texas Tech University and two partner universities were honored during a reception to launch the new Mapping For Resilience University Consortium on Tuesday (Nov. 17) in the Rayburn House Building in Washington, D.C.

The reception was hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), specifically the U.S. Global Development Lab's GeoCenter, which awarded a grant of $1 million for Texas Tech to establish a consortium of universities to start an international academic network to create and use open spatial data for development needs.

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