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November 2013

Scouting Out Geospatial Technology

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are embracing geospatial technology in a big way at Summit Bechtel Reserve (The Summit) in West Virginia, home of the National Scout Jamboree. Esri ArcGIS was used in the development, design, and construction of The Summit and to provide situational awareness during the 2013 Jamboree. Read the article. Thousands of Boy Scouts also used the mobile ArcGIS app on their smartphones to navigate the sprawling, 10,600-acre site and locate high adventure venues such as zip lines and mountain bike trails. Read the article.

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Summit Bechtel Reserve, which hosts the National Scout Jamboree, uses Esri ArcGIS extensively. © 2013 Boy Scouts of America.

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