Project Overview

Conduit and Fiber Mapping Project

Faculty Sponsor

Myongsun Kong (


Environmental Studies


The student on this project will spend time with ITS inventorying the locations of conduit, fiber runs, pathways, pull boxes, splice boxes, and similar integral infrastructure across campus and designing the geodatabase that best details the required information.  The student will then spend the rest of the summer taking geospatial data from a variety of sources, creating a usable map for ITS and then creating master document for future reference.  Depending on ITS needs and student flexibility, multiple applications might be utilized to produce final products that might be used years into the future for construction/expansion by ITS and Facilities.  Student will develop practical technical skills in GIS and see an entire small infrastructure project to completion.

The Geography Department encourages students interested in summer research to meet with potential faculty supervisors before submitting an application.

Student Qualifications

Geog 245 (Geographic Information Systems) is required and familiarity with spreadsheets is recommended.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

6-8 weeks

Applications open on 10/03/2023 and close on 02/28/2024

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