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Geospatial Events Grant 2017: Stefan Mohr presenting at the GI_Forum 2017

Stefan Mohr was one of 4 UNIGIS Students receiving a grant within the first call of the UNIGIS International Association Geospatial Events Grant. The main reason for starting his Master studies at UNIGIS Salzburg in 2015, was his inetrest in lifelong learning and scientific research in Geoinformatics. During his study Stefan joined also the Research Group Spatial Simulation of Dr. Wallentin, which is giving him the possibility to discuss on a high academic level and improve his skills in Visualization of agent based models and spatial temporal relations. Based on his deep interest on scientific research, he has chosen a …

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Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Béla Márkus

On behalf of all UNIGIS Association members, we warmly congratulate Prof. Dr. Béla Márkus on his 70th birthday. We also would like to thank for all his contributions to geospatial education over the past decades.      

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September 20 | u_Lecture ‘Cloud services for geographic application development’

Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Jorge Sanz, on September 20, 2017 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>> This u_Lecture will be held in Spanish language! GIS in the cloud refers to the use of Internet services for data collection, analysis and publication in the form of a map. The concept is very broad ranging from the simplest functions of visualization of thematic geographic information to advanced features of editing, publishing base maps and geoprocessing (geocoding, routing, prediction, spatial relations, etc.). GIS in the cloud has also opened the possibility of significantly improving the effectiveness of the …

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UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize awarded to Nathan Nowak @GiForum2017

After his presentation at the AGIT / GI_Forum conference, Nathan Novak was awarded the 2nd prize of the UNIGIS International Excellent Award. He received this award for his Master Thesis on an innovative modelling approach of Sperm Whale habitats. In his research, Nathan used passive acoustic monitoring to predict the habitat distribution of Sperm Whales in the Central Gulf of Alaska. Specifically, he related the distinct occurrences of sperm whale vocalizations to environmental variables. The UNIGIS Academic Excellent Award is handed over each year to the best Master Theses within the global network of UNIGIS universities with more than 1000 …

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Irene Fellner receives UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize @AGIT conference

When was the last time, when you lost your indoor orientation in an underground carpark or a large building? Whereas there are a lots of devices and apps that help us in the outdoor navigation, there is little digital support for wayfinding within buildings. Irene Fellners Master Thesis closes this gap: she developed algorithms that automatically identify indoor landmarks from building databases and calculates routes that are based on these landmarks. Irene Fellner was awarded the UNIGIS Academic Excellece Award after she presented her research in the Special Session on ‘Spatial Perspectives on Active Mobility’ at the AGIT / GI_Forum …

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Geospatial Events Grant 2017: Daniel Paco presenting at the 11as Jornadas de SIG Libre

Daniel Paco receiving a Geospatial Events Grant for attending the 11th Workshop on Free GIS (11as Jornadas  de SIG Libre)  Daniel Paco is a first-year student of the Master’s degree in GIS from UNIGIS Girona and he received one of the Geospatial Events Grants from UNIGIS International Association for attending the 11th Workshop on Free GIS (11as Jornadas  de SIG Libre)  in Girona on June 1st and 2nd. The congress, organized by SIGTE (the GIS Service of the University of Girona and promotor of the UNIGIS Girona programme), is a meeting point of the GIS community that works with free …

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Geospatial Events Grant 2017: Luke Clasper attending the VGI-Analytics 2017

For the first time UNIGIS International Association was awarding the Geospatial Events Grant for active and recently graduated UNIGIS Students around the world. Mr. Luke Clasper, who recently graduated from UNIGIS UK, was awarded a grant towards attending the VGI-Analytics 2017, Netherlands. This pre-conference workshop took place on the 9th May 2017 and was held at the AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe) 2017 conference at Wageningen University. The event was chaired and co-organised by Dr Peter Mooney (Maynooth University, Ireland) and focused on new opportunities and research challenges raised by Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). This included cross-linking …

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UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grants awarded

The UNIGIS International Association is pleased to announce the grantees within the first Call for “Geospatial Events Grants” (GEG). This Grant has been established to connect active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and enhance the learning experience beyond lessons and exercises. Four UNIGIS students have now been awarded a grant for participating in a leading Geospatial event and presenting their work to a broad audience: Daniel Paco Abenza, Master student at UNIGIS Girona, receives a grant for attending the 11th Workshop on Free GIS/11as jornadas SIG libre and his presentation on the ECOWREX project: ‘The ECOWAS Observatory for …

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June 13 | u_Lecture ‘Compelling Map Apps through UI/UX Design’

Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Michael Gaigg, on June 13 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>> This session will cover design principles specific to mapping applications. Real-world examples serve as a guide to creating solutions that are more useful, compelling, and easy to use. You will receive first-hand insights into our design methodologies, techniques and processes and learn tips and tricks on how improving the cartography of your map will make your application truly stand out. Michael Gaigg is Lead UI Enginee at Esri Professional Services.

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May 10 | u_Lecture ‘Open and Reproducible Spatial Data Analysis for Spatial Data – Ideas and Examples’

May 10 | u_Lecture: ‘Open and Reproducible Spatial Data Analysis for Spatial Data – Ideas and Examples’ Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Professor Chris Brunsdon, on May 10 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>> The idea of reproducible research has gained much recent attention. This is an approach to publishing reports, documents and web sites relating to data analysis in which complete information regarding the data used and the programming scripts used to perform the analysis are encapsulated in a single object. The idea is that third parties can not only read the report but they …

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