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2nd place: Trang Minh VoPham, UNIGIS USA

Integrating landsat and California pesticide exposure estimation at aggregated analysis scales: Accuracy assessment of rurality Pesticide exposure estimation in epidemiologic studies can be constrained to analysis scales commonly available for cancer data—census tracts and ZIP codes. Research goals included (1) demonstrating the feasibility of modifying an existing geographic information system (GIS) pesticide exposure method using California Pesticide Use Reports (PURs) and land use surveys to incorporate Landsat remote sensing and to accommodate aggregated analysis scales, and (2) assessing the accuracy of two rurality metrics (quality of geographic area being rural), Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes and the U.S. Census Bureau …

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3rd place: Stefan Mayer – UNIGIS Salzburg

An approach to model the thermal demand of buildings. A case study using two districts of Graz. The current paper deals with an approach to model the annual heating and cooling demand of buildings, using two districts of the city of Graz as case study. Hence, the main objective is to gather the demand patterns within different parts of the city and to localise demand hotspots. A determination of the heating and cooling demand of buildings is carried out via the calculation of the heat balance of individual buildings. The practical implementation consists of the generation of a building model …

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