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UNIGIS Winter School ‘Spatial Simulation Modelling’

UNIGIS Salzburg is offering a Winter School from February 15 – 24, 2018 in Salzburg, which addresses students and early career researchers interested in spatially explicit simulation of natural and/or social systems by the means of agent-based modelling. Individuals from domains such as Geoinformatics, Geography, Ecology, Social Science, Spatial Planning, or Forestry are welcome. Interest in computational methods is a prerequisite, but no prior knowledge in modelling or programming is needed. Organising lecturers: Prof. Andreas Koch (Social Geography, University of Salzburg), Ass. Prof. Gudrun Wallentin (Geoinformatics and Ecology, University of Salzburg) Location: University of Salzburg, Unipark Nonntal Description: Simulation models …

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Next Call for UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grants – GEG

Geospatial Events Grants Call 2017/2  – Now open for applications September 2017 “UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grants” The UNIGIS International Association is announcing the second call of the “Geospatial Events Grants” (GEG) funded by UNIGIS International Association and industry partners. Connecting active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and creating added value within the UNIGIS network are the objectives of the GEG. Participating in a leading Geospatial event will enhance the learning experience beyond lessons and exercises and is of course an excellent opportunity to establish new contacts with GIS experts from all over the world. The call considers the …

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UNIGIS @ GeoSmart Asia 2017, Kuala Lumpur

>UNIGIS was invited to contribute to the >GeoSmart Asia 2017 conference held in Putrajaya, Malaysia from August 22-24 and to organise the ‘Geospatial Youth Forum’ bringing academia, industry, organisations and students onto a common platform for promoting career-oriented face-to-face interaction. >GeoSmart Asia is one of the largest regional conferences focussed on geospatial themes in Asia and is being annually organised in countries across the region. UNIGIS has been entrusted with a prominent role of conducting Geospatial Capacity Building sessions since 2005 and this was the 15th continuous session coordinated by UNIGIS at this international event. Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E …

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u_Lecture webinars fall/winter semester 2017/18

Starting from October, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest for UNIGIS alumni, students, and everyone else. The open u_Lecture webinar series offers a LifeLongLearning opportunity to graduates and everyone keen to follow developments across the exciting field of Geoinformatics. See below for details on the first talks, and preview further speakers we keenly anticipate this term:   Oct 11, 5pm CET >Registration >Ron Bisio (Vice President Geospatial, Trimble): From University to Working in the Geospatial Industry – ‘Tips and Tricks’ You’re studying a Geospatial discipline …

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Rafael Beltran recognized as ‘UNIGIS International Fellow’

The board of the UNIGIS International Association (UIA) is honoured to announce the nomination of >Rafael Beltran Ramallo (Bolivia) as a Fellow. Above and beyond his roles as an instructor and consultant for the >UNIGIS Latin America programs, Rafael Beltran is a highly visible  and acknowledged ambassador for UNIGIS and contributes through his active >social media presence. Congratulations to this distinction on behalf of the entire global UNIGIS community – we all are looking forward to continue working with you towards “Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide! “UNIGIS International Fellow” – it is a distinction awarded by the >UNIGIS International Association (UIA) for UNIGIS …

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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 Grants. The main reason for starting his MSc studies at UNIGIS Salzburg in 2015, was his interest 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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