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The Geosphere of UNIGIS Girona

Every year the GIS & Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE) of the University of Girona organizes the Jornadas de SIG libre, an event of reference in the field of the free and open source technologies in the geospatial domain. The event is a meeting point where to share knowledge, experiences and create synergies held in a beautiful settlement, the University of Girona. During two days – on June 7th-8th, we spent an intense days with more than 40 communications, 3 tutorials and 6 workshops around open geospatial technologies where we could discover the news and trends of the sector. We shared …

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u_Lecture webinars summer semester 2018

Starting from May, 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 upcoming talks, and preview further speakers we keenly anticipate this term: >> Make sure you mark your calendars not to miss these unique opportunities to learn from and interact with these outstanding individuals! >> You can watch the recording of past …

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Where to meet UNIGIS

Where to meet UNIGIS

Meet UNIGIS at GIS events worldwide What is distance learning? What are the prerequisites for the different programmes? Where to study with UNIGIS? What would be the most suitable geoinformatics study programme? You ever wanted to meet the people behind UNIGIS? Take the chance and visit UNIGIS International Association and  UNIGIS Institutions at one of the leading GIS events this year. We are looking forward to meet current UNIGIS students, alumni and all of you interested in Geoinformatics and distance learning. UNIGIS will be present at the following events: 22-23 May: Geo Business, London, UK June 7-8, 2018: GEOSummit 2018, …

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UNIGIS Kathmandu – Celebrations & Events

UNIGIS@Kathmandu (Nepal) celebrated the 5th year of its inception at Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) on 28th April, 2018. Dr. Him Lal Shrestha (Coordinator, UNIGIS Kathmandu) opened the event with a welcome note to the Board Members, UNIGIS students and module instructors. He also thanked Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) and Dr. Jhamak Karki (Vice Principal, KAFCOL) for their presence in this event. Dr. Shahnawaz led an orientation workshop with 12 new students starting their UNIGIS MSc studies. Prof. Josef Strobl delivered an online lecture outlining strategies for a successful learning process, and discussing with students current skills and competences …

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UNIGIS Girona celebrating its 20th anniversary!

Right from its beginnings, the GIS and Teledetection service (SIGTE http://www.sigte.udg.edu/) of the University of Girona embraced the UNIGIS Girona project, and has made it grow to what it is today. Getting this far has been an adventure in itself, a project of professional growth and personal experiences. However, UNIGIS Girona has reached the twentieth edition thanks to the contribution of each single person involved in the project: •    almost 2000 alumni who trusted us and who paved their own way with our master’s degree; •    tutors of the different modules; •    contributors who have made possible the proper performance …

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Making GI/EO professionals ready for the future!

The Earth observation (EO) and Geoinformatics (GI) sector is rapidly evolving due to technological advances, growing collections of open data (e.g. Copernicus), and a broader user base. This evolution requires the adaptation of EO/GI training for matching the skills on demand most useful for the market and society. EO4GEO is an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project, aiming at bridging the skills gap between supply and demand of education and training in the space/geospatial sector and gathering 26 partners from the education/training and space/geospatial sectors. Most of the partners from academia, private and public sector are part of the Copernicus Academy …

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UNIGIS Connect @VU Amsterdam

UNIGIS Connect @VU Amsterdam

UNIGIS Connect 2018: Ethics and (geo)data This annual event at VU Amsterdam  is connecting UNIGIS students (current and eternal), alumni, staff and anyone interested in UNIGIS. It will provide an excellent opportunity for networking within the Geospatial community, gaining new knowledge and obtaining inside information about the various study programmes offered through UNIGIS. The plenary will focus on the ethics of (geo)data. In the afternoon there will be several presentations by students. Stay tuned for the exact programme, a call for papers, the keynotes and the logistics of the conference. Location: VU Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, route. …

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EO4Alps Summer School, June 24 – July 6, 2018l

“Earth observation and geospatial information: supporting a sustainable use of alpine ecosystems and water resources” The EO4Alps Summer School 2018 is jointly organized by University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS, www.zgis.at) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO, www.earthobservations.org) and will be held in Salzburg, Austria, June 24 – July 6, 2018. Alpine areas show high spatial variability due to complex terrains, steep vertical gradients in climate elements, and inhomogeneity induced by transitions between vegetation zones and to the cryosphere. The resulting patterns of climate and climate change are often highly complex and very demanding in terms of monitoring, modelling, and …

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UNIGIS MSc 2018 successfully launched in Salzburg

“No open questions” was the motto of the 2-day introductory workshop held in Salzburg. Study-related topics provided a detailed insight into the UNIGIS distance learning framework. The UNIGIS MSc study day’s on 1st and 2nd March were attended by 32 new students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a very diverse educational and professional background. The UNIGIS MSc team is wishing our new candidates all the best for their upcoming coursework, and are looking forward to seeing everyone soon again at one or another future event!

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UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grants 2018

UNIGIS International Association “Geospatial events grants” (GEG) – Now open for applications! Established in 2017, the UNIGIS International Association for the first time awarded grants for participation in a leading Geospatial event. The aim is connecting UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community, So far, six UNIGIS students have been selected for funding and benefitted from presenting their work to a broad and international audience. You can learn more about their experiences on our blog. In 2018, two calls will be launched: Call spring 2018: application period March 1st – April 30th Call autumn 2018: application period October 1st – …

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