‘The Perils of Navigation’ is topic at Science on Tap presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – A century ago, driving changed the way maps were made; now maps enhanced with GPS are changing the way we drive.
     Southeastern Louisiana University Computer Science Instructor Steele Russell will discuss the perils of navigation in the information age at the next Southeastern Science on Tap presentation scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Tope Lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond. Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the lecture is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
     “Maps have definitely changed in the last 20 years,” Russell said. “Digital technologies and GPS information have fortified and augmented maps to make for a more accurate and functional means of navigation.”
     Russell said his presentation will walk the path from AAA paper maps to Google maps, while discussing strategies for determining location and route planning. Additionally, projects being worked on at Southeastern featuring autonomous robots will be highlighted and demonstrated as Russell discusses the future of transportation with the advancement of autonomous vehicles.
     For information on future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 985-549-3740.

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