13 Apr '12, 2pm

Fort Sill maps past with new technology - United States Army (press release)

Fort Sill maps past with new technology - United States Army (press release)

FORT SILL, Okla. (April 12, 2012) -- Former Staff Sgt. Aaron Peterson knows there is a lot of history all over Fort Sill. But when he walks around post, he doesn't just see buildings and monuments, he see points on a map that the average person can't see. He's using his Army training to map Fort Sill's cemeteries. "I was a Soldier in the Army from 2000 to 2006, and I was a cartographer, a mapper," said Peterson. Now he works for the Fort Sill Directorate of Public Works as a Geospatial Information Systems specialist cartographer. "People think that with a cemetery, once you inter someone and place a head stone, that there is very little maintenance to be done after that, maybe mowing the grass now and then. But that's not the case. Every day there is someone out here working," he said. The main post cemetery was established along with Fort Sill in 1869. Peterson has been w...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/77724/Fort_Sill_maps_past_wit...

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