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WIU 2018 Gabler's Lecture Presentation Speaker Announced

April 2, 2019

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MACOMB, IL — The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Program Manager and Subject Expert Dr. Paul Doherty will deliver the 2019 Gabler's Lecture Presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in Morgan Hall, room 101A.

Doherty will deliver "More Than Just Making Maps: Public Safety and GIS," a lecture about geospatial collaboration and the critical role GIS specialists play in the public safety community. The lecture is open free to the public.

The Gabler Lecture is named for Robert Gabler, who served as chair of Western's geography department and director of international programs. He is a past president of both the Illinois Geographical Society and the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and the recipient of the NCGE's George J. Miller Distinguished Service Award.

Gabler was named one of the "Leaders in American Geography" in Barton and Karan's 1992 book of the same name. Gabler also is the author of numerous books including Introduction to Physical Geography, Essentials of Physical Geography, and Human Geography: People Cultures and Landscapes.

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