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GIS-Geographic Information Systems

The databases are linked to a geographic information system (GIS) map of the main repository. This allows us to find information about each specimen when in the repository, and also to know where it is located within the buildings of the repository.

The GIS linked system improves our emergency management and will enhance our pest management. For example, we can locate zones susceptible to concrete moisture 'weeping' and ensure that any cabinets in those areas are raised off the floor surface. We can also monitor areas with noticeable pests and target mitigation procedures more effectively.

 

 

GIS map linked to database

Part of the GIS map of the NW cage in the main repository.
The tabular details refer to the highlighted cabinet on the map.
Other aspects of the collection environment are tied to this system.

 

Frequently used abbreviations: NPL  Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | TNSC Texas Natural Science Center | UTDGS Department of Geological Sciences | BEG  Bureau of Economic Geology | VPL Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | JSG  Jackson School of Geosciences | SUPPORT | VOLUNTEER | GLOSSARY


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