Bossler to head new mapping center


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A Center for Mapping will soon be established at Ohio State University (OSU). Rear Admiral John D. Bossler, currently director of charting and geodetic services for the National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)and president of the AGU Geodesy Section, will head the center.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will provide a 5-year, $5 million grant for real-time mapping programs at the new center, and the grant is “heavily leveraged” with funds from industry, OSU, and the state of Ohio, according to an announcement from OSU. The Center for Mapping will also pursue projects in land and resource information science, digital mapping, and geodynamics.