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Ayres Associates Donates
Equipment to UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Sept. 24, 1999|
Ayres Associates, an architectural/engineering firm located in Eau Claire, has donated a Bausch and Lomb Stereoplotter to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The equipment will be used in Dr. Harry Jol's "Remote Sensing Class," as well as in other upper level courses in the department of geography.
A stereoplotter is a precision instrument that can create exact stereo models of the earth's surface from overlapping photographs, said Jol, an associate professor of geography. The use of stereoplotters is mandatory for the preparation of all topographic maps in the United States and in many other countries, Jol said.
"The stereoplotter enables an operator to view the stereo model in three dimensions and accurately map out the earth's terrain at high resolution," Jol said. "This gift provides our students with an opportunity to see how a stereoplotter works during class and lab time."
For information about UW-Eau Claire's Foundation, call (715) 836-5630.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 24, 1999