FHSU Geosciences Department gets contract to create GIS system for Kickapoo Reservation

HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Geosciences Department has received a $40,000 contract to develop a reservation GIS system for the Kickapoo Tribe In Kansas. The final agreement was signed March 23 by the tribal council.

The department will create a geographic information system that will integrate land use and economic, demographic, infrastructure, cultural and environmental data for analysis, planning and management purposes.

" We will also be training reservation personnel in the use of GIS software for both general and specific uses," said Dr. Richard Lisichenko, assistant professor of geosciences.

Working on the contract with Lisichenko will be Dr. Tom Schafer, assistant professor of geosciences, Dr. Paul Phillips, chair of the department, and several students majoring in geosciences.

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