Cadet Field Research on HLZs
The Department of Geography and Environmental Science faculty, alumni, and cadets conduct field research on Helicopter Landing Zones (HLZs) through a sponsorship from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Their research explores how HLZ determinations vary based on the level of spatial resolution of the calculation data.
Last week, COL Chris Oxendine, LTC(P) Will Wright, and MAJ Nikki Harrel led the first week of the HLZ study in Colorado. 2LT John Erskine, a GIS alum, and Southampton Scholar, trained a team of 4 cadets on data collection. Pictured, 2LT John Erskine demonstrates how to operate the Trimble SX10 Laser Scanner to Cadets Katie Cornett, William Elmlinger, and George Bentley. Learn more about opportunities through the Department of Geography and Environmental Science here.