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UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grant: Congratulations to new Grantees!

This year the UNIGIS International Association established the “Geospatial Events Grant” (GEG), to connect active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and enhance the learning experience beyond lessons and exercises. We are now pleased to announce the grantees within the second Call of this Grant! Two UNIGIS students have been awarded a grant for participating in a leading Geospatial event and presenting their work to a broad audience: Oscar Londoño, Master student at UNIGIS AmericaLatina, receives a grant for attending the Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference 2018. Mr. Londoño  is a medical epidemiologist from Cali, Colombia and …

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Excellence Award for UNIGIS S/E Asia Director Dr. Shahnawaz

Dr. Shahnawaz has been has been honoured with the ‘Excellency Award 2017’ by the Union of Geographic Information Technologists (UGIT) established at Bangalore University, India for his contributions in enhancing geospatial education, training and research in South and Southeast Asia over last fifteen years. Dr. Shahnawaz is Director of UNIGIS S/E Asia at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria and has established cooperations for Geospatial education between Z_GIS and a number of leading universities in S/E Asia and implemented a range of cooperation activities. Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman – Indian Space Research Organisation …

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Master Thesis workshop – UNIGIS MSc 2016

“The Jadeit Connection: Modelling sea-routes in the Neolithic Aegean” and “Applying GI-Methods on localized IoT-devices and systems for interactive steering of Businesses processes” are only two Master Thesis topics showing the wide range of GIS. The UNIGIS Master Thesis workshop was held on 28 and 29 September 2017 in Salzburg, where 30 students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland presented the current status of their Master Theses, based on very diverse educational and professional backgrounds. The UNIGIS MSc team is wishing all the best and sucess with the tasks ahead.

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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 upcoming talks, and preview further speakers we keenly anticipate this term:   Dec 19, 5pm CET >Registration >Aileen Buckley (Research Cartographer, Esri): Analyzing and Mapping Temporal Data This presentation focuses on the multiple methods you can use to effectively analyze your …

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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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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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