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PDC GIS/GPS Services

Music Rehearsal Hall data collectionPDC's GeoXH Model GeoExplorer 800 Sample MapBilly Moore, GIS InternBilly Moore collects dataCollecting features data at WKU Glasgow Campus.Collecting data at WKU Glasgow Campus.

GIS Specialist Joshua Montgomery collects GPS points and attribute data around the new Music Rehearsal Hall to keep base layer features up-to-date.

We use the GeoXH model in the GeoExplorer 2008 series which provides real-time subfoot (300cm) accuracy.

At PDC, GIS data and maps provide valuable decision support for many WKU campus construction projects.

Collecting walkway points of a recently replaced areas. GIS geodatabase attributes such as, who performed the work and when, are a portion of the data maintained here.

GPS technology and aerial imagry are used to develop a GIS geodatabase for WKU South Campus.

Collecting features data at WKU Glasgow Campus.

Collecting data at WKU Glasgow Campus.

GIS For PDC and Facilities Management

WKU's Department of Planning Design & Construction (PDC) has developed  a Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) for managing campus facility and infrastructure data, providing sources of infrastructure information for project managers and administrators. Initially the system will cover university owned facilities on main campus; future expansion will include all WKU campuses.

Like other university campuses, the demand for additional space and resources at WKU has increased through the years. The campus planners for the long range master plan have identified GIS as a valuable tool for display and analysis of geospatial data, and are working towards making it available for academic and administrative departments in the near future.

Maintenance of accurate digital facility geospatial data is essential not only for day-to-day work but also for life term data management. There is a need for a comprehensive, integrated, and up-to-date geo-database for all infrastructure, underground utilities, and facilities inventory. Capturing real world locations of these geographic features along with their attribute data is critical for our integrated system.

PDC is very happy to participate in this new effort, taking the initiative under the leadership of our director with immeasurable support from the university upper administration.


Main Campus (Ortho Map)
Main Campus Emergency Phones
2017-2018 Winter Weather Response Plan 
South Campus

Construction Areas 
(Click on an orange block to get more info)


For More Info

GIS for PDC and Facilities Management (PDF) 

Geography & Geology Department
Geographic Information Science

Western Kentucky University
Planning, Design & Construction
1906 College Heights Blvd., #21091
Bowling Green, KY 42101
PH: 270-745-8708
Fax: 270-745-2126

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 Last Modified 11/29/17