porterdale, Ga. – Early this yr Jon McBrayer hiked Newton County’s cutting-edge and proposed trails sporting a Garmin global positioning machine. As he walked, that unit recorded the coordinates of his place every 5 seconds.
Later, using a geographic records system software program supplied via a furnish from the Earth Science Resource Institute, McBrayer related the dots and created digital path maps.
Now the information is prepared to be used in growing interactive maps on platforms, which includes Google Earth and maps suitable to be used by way of local devices of government, Newton Trails, and others of their courses, brochures, and planning efforts, and for different functions. McBrayer’s undertaking can be wrapped up through the give up of the summer season.
McBrayer is a GIS licensed, a graduate scholar in public management at Georgia College, Milledgeville. He is likewise president of GeoSpec, a mapping, analytics, and consulting business enterprise.
His mapping paintings in Newton County are being achieved as a part of an internship beneath Bob Thomson, Porterdale town supervisor, and with help from Greg Richardson, chair of the Newton Trails board of directors.
The concept for the project came from Thomson, who said, “I became looking at various maps looking to decide if there has been one map with all of the trails in their various tiers of improvement; from what I may want to inform there was no such map.”
McBrayer and Thomson met via a Georgia College college member recognized to both.
Thomson and Richardson independently stressed an in particular exciting outcome of the challenge. The Atlanta Regional Commission is integrating McBrayer’s maps with its own, hence putting Newton County’s trails on its map of trails in the course of the Atlanta metropolitan location.
MADISON, Ga. – Helping teens discover their inner desire and surrounding opportunities has been a life-long mission for Michael Tompkins. Currently, he advocates for the young people of North Central Georgia as the board chairman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia Advisory Board.
Tompkins’s ardor for children started at age eleven when he walked thru the blue doors of his domestic Club inside the Bronx of New York. His family persevered hardships along with the manner, but the Club has become a secure harbor for him and his six younger brothers.
“For several unavoidable reasons, my own family moved several instances consisting of a short period of being homeless,” Tompkins said. “Despite our struggles, we remained together.”
In college, Tompkins became regularly known as a daydreamer. He frequently takes journeys on the subway to go to shopping windows on the metropolis’ alternative side.
“The dream became to become an actual consumer someday. I wanted to grow to be any person of substance,” he said. “My first meaningful employment changed into Standard Oil after graduating from high faculty. My younger supervising engineer endorsed me to visit the university. And, so I resigned from the refinery, which becomes an actually horrifying selection at age 20 with a wife and new toddler girl.”
However, his choice to attend college brought him toward the window buying he partook in as a teenager. The dream of being a person who became able to supply back to his network, turn out to be successful and continuously coming across new opportunities changed into the horizon.
After finishing his schooling at the City University of New York with a degree in accounting and economics, Tompkins changed into employed through the Jackie Robinson Residential Company. He turned into later recruited to the Calibre Companies in Atlanta and shortly became the Managing Partner in Florida building, making an investment and handling flats. He retired from TriBridge Residential because of the Executive Managing Partner.
Throughout his operating profession, Tompkins changed into a part of numerous forums for his profession’s duration, which include running with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“I serve today for BGCNCG with a heart for our youngsters. I understand a portion of the hardships they face in their lives, and I hope to make a long-lasting impact on the lives of so many in our subsequent generation,” he stated.
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia serves Greene, Morgan, Putnam, Walton, and Newton Counties with world-magnificence youngsters improvement experts creating surroundings that foster an opportunity for all youngsters.