The US Army Reserve sent their own Captain Lars Lufman to our SUNY ESF campus in early November 2012 to personally recognize the excellent map work provided by ERE’s Geographic Information System (GIS) specialist Mark Storrings. The Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Mark was sent by Adjunct General Ann Pellien and Commanding Sergeant Major Stephen Petroske of the 2nd 389th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 98th Division. Mark was noted for his “hard work and commitment in producing a map that was instrumental in ensuring success of the 2-389th Regiment’s annual … Land Navigation course.” Mark needed to use the Military Grid Reference System labeling convention to make this map for the USAR. The map was of Camp Barton in Trumansburg, New York, along the west shore of Cayuga Lake.

Map of Camp Barton created by Mark Storrings for the USAR.

The GIS skills used by Mark are part of the undergraduate and graduate training given to our ERE students. Our students receive course work in many aspects of mapping science and geospatial engineering, including remote sensing, photogrammetry, global positioning system applications, and GIS technical skills.

Certificate Awarded to Mark Storrings on Nov 9, 2012 by the US Army Reserve.