Tennessee-Chattanooga’s IGTLab Named Winner Of 2 Awards

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The UTC Interdisciplinary Geospacial Technology Lab won two awards at the Tennessee Geographic Information Council Summit. The IGTLab was named winner of the Best Map Overall and the Best Static Map Categories. 

The map that won both awards displays a map of the Greater Chattanooga region, highlighting critical areas of conservation focus. By identifying key locations, the map aims to aid conservation groups in meeting conservation goals by 2050. 

“The area shown on the map is simultaneously one of the most biodiverse and least protected lands in the southeast,” said IGTLab Director Charlie Mix. “It’s critical to have a blueprint to guide conservation efforts. We’re honored we were able to help.” 

The map guides the efforts of the Thrive Regional Partnership's Natural Treasures Alliance, a collective of 30+ conservation, outdoor recreation, and land management entities dedicated to long-term landscape preservation across the tri-state greater Chattanooga region. The map ranks lands based on their climate resilience, intact habitat cores, wildlife corridors, and proximity to other protected areas. Through sound data and collaborative strategies, Thrive's Natural Treasures Alliance seeks to preserve the region's landscape and the quality of life it promises for future generations.


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During Lee University’s virtual Homecoming celebrations earlier this month, Chris Hansen was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Language and Literature. “Years ... (click for more)

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Dr. Lacey Huffling (‘03) received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences. This honor was announced during a virtual Homecoming celebration earlier this month. “Lacey Huffling stands out as a talented biologist with an exceptional ability to excite and engage the next generation in scientific endeavors and open their eyes ... (click for more)

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