Blugolds finding success in geospatial fields

With the mapping business booming thanks to GPS and other technological advances, Continental Mapping Consultants — a long-established Sun Prairie-based company — expects its workforce to top 100 employees by the end of summer.

While building relationships with businesses like Continental Mapping has always been important to faculty, a three-year $418,869 grant to support geospatial education has made it possible to invest even more time and resources into reaching out to industry leaders, says Dr. Christina Hupy, a geography professor who is overseeing UW-Eau Claire’s Geospatial Education Initiative.

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