Don’t know a thing about Geographic Information Systems? Neither did Susanna Comfort. But she says: “You shouldn’t let that stop you from joining the GIS Lab team at Washington College.”
A freshman from Denton, MD she plans to pursue a major in Political Science and Economics. This being her first year with GIS, she was roped in out of curiosity. Only 5 weeks into the academic year, Comfort is amazed at her experiences with the technology.
Comfort has taken hold of opportunity and initiative and has already become involved in the hands-on learning aspect of the GIS Lab. She recently accompanied another student and Mr. Bruce on a trip along the Chester River, analyzing how various objects of debris are carried to different locations by the currents. Comfort used a mapping camera with a GPS locator to photograph each piece of debris, and every photo now has a record of the X-Y coordinate of the location it was found.