The Minton Center was dedicated on national GIS Day, November 15, 2006. It was named for H. L. Minton, the first chair of the Department of Geography. The purpose of the Minton Center is to provide a space for student and faculty geospatial research, and completion of public service and contract projects obtained from public and private agencies and state and local governments.
Student interested in working in the Minton Center must have the requisite skills (cartography, GIS, and perhaps remote sensing) and have the time to work in the Minton Center a few hours a week. Interested students should contact Dr. Brooks Pearson, Director of the Minton Center, in his office (Irby 302 C) or phone (450-5581) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).