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Election GIS Exercise

Nine Ohio Northern University students participated in a recent exercise designed to simulate an election GIS (Geographic Information System). During the recent presidential election, most news agencies relied on similar systems that tabulate and automatically display election results. ONU's simulation emphasized the creation and implementation of the GIS, as well as its implications to the media, political parties and analysts.

Attending were Dr. Ellen Wilson, chair of the department of history, political science and criminal justice; Lindsey Pruneski, a junior in forensic biology from Uniontown, Ohio; Renee Berry, a junior in biology from Perrysville, Ohio; Alison Anderson, a senior in biology from St. Mary's, Ohio; Matt Metzner, a junior in criminal justice from Delphos, Ohio; John Majka, a junior in criminal justice from Chardon, Ohio; Bernard Curry, a junior in criminal justice from Columbus, Ohio; Greg Cotey, a senior in criminal justice from Wadsworth, Ohio; Katie Moore, a junior in criminal justice from Chicago, Ill.; Lauren Fuelling, a junior in environmental studies from Celina, Ohio; Jaki Dunham, a junior in management from Lima, Ohio; and Dr. Harry Wilson, assistant professor of geography.