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Winners of the UIA Academic Excellence Prize 2018

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) would like to announce the winners of its Academic Excellence Prize. The Prize, initiated in 2008, is presented to the student, or students, who submits the best MSc thesis (or paper) during the academic year and are nominated by their UNIGIS sites. In this year’s competition six excellent, high-quality MSc theses were considered by the Review Panel. The panel decided to propose three awards, including two winners of the Academic Excellence Prize for 2018: – Carrie Elizabeth Steves (UNIGIS USA; thesis “Trends in the Alaskan Bottom-Trawl Fishery from 1993 – 2015: A GIS-based Spatiotemporal Analysis”) …

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Marijke Bekkema receiving the Academic Excellence Prize at the GI_Forum in Salzburg

Marijke Bekkema receives UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize @AGIT conference

“For my MSc thesis I chose a subject that matters a lot to me because it is happening in my backyard: agricultural intensification of grassland use which causes loss of biodiversity and specifically meadow bird decline.”, Marijke Bekkema, UNIGIS Amsterdam. Marijke Bekkema, UNIGIS Amsterdam alumni has been awarded the third place within the Academic Excellence Prize 2017. This annual Prize is awarded by UNIGIS International Association to students having submitted the best MSc theses during the previous academic year, accepted for graduation at one of the UNIGIS partner universities worldwide. In her thesis Marijke presented an elaborated methodology of using …

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Winners of the UIA Academic Excellence Prize

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) would like to announce the winners of its Academic Excellence Prize. The Prize, initiated in 2008, is presented to the student, or students, who submits the best MSc thesis (or paper) during the academic year and are nominated by their UNIGIS sites. As usually, this year’s competition was again very tight with seven excellent high quality MSc theses being considered by the Review Panel. In the end, the panel decided to make three awards, including two winners of the Academic Excellence Prize for 2017 – both researching the topic of Volunteered Geographic Information: – Luke …

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Tim-Hernon

1st place: Tim Hernon – UNIGIS UK

The winner of the Academic Excellence Prize for 2016 is Tim Hernon (UNIGIS UK). His thesis showed a novel approach to extract urban land use data from Volunteered Geographic Information (in this case, OpenStreetMap data), successfully tested and discussed in detail for a case study in Nottingham, UK.

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2nd place: Nathan Novak – UNIGIS USA

The first runner up is Nathan Patrick Novak (UNIGIS USC) who proposed an elaborate modelling of Sperm Whale habitats within the Central Gulf of Alaska, using a range of geospatial data. You can read his thesis here.

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3rd place: Irene Fellner – UNIGIS Salzburg

Irene Fellner (UNIGIS Salzburg) is awarded the third place. In her thesis she presents an innovative way to implement the concept of landmarks in indoor navigation, using a case study at the Vienna University of  Economics and Business Administration campus. You can read her thesis here.

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Shared 1st place: Vincent van Altena – UNIGIS Amsterdam

Improvement of automatic generalization of manmade water networks for topographic maps by context-dependent pruning

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Shared 1st place: Rachel Antcliffe – UNIGIS UK

An evaluation of the Council Tax band as an indicator of household size for small are population estimation

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3rd place: Adrianna Valenti – UNIGIS USA

3rd place: Adrianna Valenti – UNIGIS USA

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1st place: Heidi El Hosaini – UNIGIS UK

Locating and positioning solar panels in a 3D city model – a case study of Newcastle Heidi El Hosaini (UNIGIS Manchester) had been named the winner of the annual worldwide UNIGIS Master Thesis competition in October 2014 for her dissertation titled “Locating and positioning solar panels in a 3D city model – a case study of Newcastle”. This thesis was developed with sponsorship from the UK Ordnance Survey. The prize carried an invitation to the GI_Forum Salzburg, where she published and presented her work in a well received talk in the main conference program, and received the ‘trophy’ and an …

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