Unigis.net https://unigis.net distance learning in Geographical Information Systems and Science Wed, 24 May 2017 07:12:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Geospatial Events Grant 2017: Luke Clasper attending the VGI-Analytics 2017 https://unigis.net/blogs/geospatial-events-grant-luke-clasper-attending-the-vgi-analytics-2017/ https://unigis.net/blogs/geospatial-events-grant-luke-clasper-attending-the-vgi-analytics-2017/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 07:02:39 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2234 For the first time UNIGIS International Association was awarding the Geospatial Events Grant for active and recently graduated UNIGIS Students around the world. Mr. Luke Clasper, who recently graduated from UNIGIS UK, was awarded a grant towards attending the VGI-Analytics 2017, Netherlands. This pre-conference workshop took place on the 9th May 2017 and was held [...]

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For the first time UNIGIS International Association was awarding the Geospatial Events Grant for active and recently graduated UNIGIS Students around the world.

Mr. Luke Clasper, who recently graduated from UNIGIS UK, was awarded a grant towards attending the VGI-Analytics 2017, Netherlands. This pre-conference workshop took place on the 9th May 2017 and was held at the AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe) 2017 conference at Wageningen University.

The event was chaired and co-organised by Dr Peter Mooney (Maynooth University, Ireland) and focused on new opportunities and research challenges raised by Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). This included cross-linking data and platforms, data quality, fitness for purpose, and new VGI data collection, analysis, applications and editing techniques.

The keynote presentation was an excellent summation of the people and processes involved in VGI by Professor Robert Feick (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Dr Colin Robertson (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada). The remaining morning and early afternoon sessions concentrated on presentations of research into crowd sourced VGI mapping (such as OpenStreetMap) and VGI from social media.

Mr. Luke Clasper was first up in Session 1: VGI-Analytics Research Papers and presented his research into the vernacular geography of neighborhoods using VGI data captured from Twitter. His paper and presentation “Exploring vernacular perceptions of spatial entities: Using Twitter data and R for delimiting vague, informal neighbourhood units in Inner London, UK.” was based on his UNIGIS UK MSc dissertation.

Following the presentations were break-out collaborative sessions that aimed to confront some current challenges in VGI, these included; data capture, analysis, quality, ethics, legal issues and technical issues.

Luke Clasper, UNIGIS UK, The University of Salford: “The workshop was well attended, well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. It was the fourth VGI-Analytics workshop, following last year’s event in Helsinki, I for one will very much be looking forward to next year’s instalment. I would like to thank UNIGIS International Association for supporting my participation.”

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UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grants awarded https://unigis.net/blogs/unigis-geospatial-events-grants-awarded/ https://unigis.net/blogs/unigis-geospatial-events-grants-awarded/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 14:01:46 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2225 The UNIGIS International Association is pleased to announce the grantees within the first Call for "Geospatial Events Grants" (GEG). This Grant has been established to connect active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and enhance the learning experience beyond lessons and exercises. Four UNIGIS students have now been awarded a grant for participating in [...]

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The UNIGIS International Association is pleased to announce the grantees within the first Call for “Geospatial Events Grants” (GEG). This Grant has been established to connect active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and enhance the learning experience beyond lessons and exercises.

Four UNIGIS students have now been awarded a grant for participating in a leading Geospatial event and presenting their work to a broad audience:

  • Daniel Paco Abenza, Master student at UNIGIS Girona, receives a grant for attending the 11th Workshop on Free GIS/11as jornadas SIG libre and his presentation on the ECOWREX project: ‘The ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – an Spatial Data Infrastructure for energy planning in West Africa’
  • Luke Clasper, recently graduated Master student from UNIGIS UK, will present a paper based on his Msc thesis at the VGI-Analytics 2017 / AGILE 2017 at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • Mehnoush Ghofrani Esfahani, currently a Master student at UNIGIS Amsterdam, has been awarded a grant to attend the the GI_Forum 2017 in Salzburg, Austria and to present his poster at the Poster Session.
  • Stefan Mohr, UNIGIS Salzburg MSc Student, now working on his master thesis, will present his poster on Agend based modelling within the Spatial Simulation Session at GI_Forum 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.

Congratulations on behalf of the UNIGIS International Association Board!

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June 13 | u_Lecture ‘Compelling Map Apps through UI/UX Design’ https://unigis.net/webinars/june-13-compelling-map-apps-uiux-design/ https://unigis.net/webinars/june-13-compelling-map-apps-uiux-design/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 08:34:14 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2217 Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Michael Gaigg, on June 13 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>> This session will cover design principles specific to mapping applications. Real-world examples serve as a guide to creating solutions that are more useful, compelling, and easy to use. You will receive first-hand insights into our [...]

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Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Michael Gaigg, on June 13 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>>

This session will cover design principles specific to mapping applications. Real-world examples serve as a guide to creating solutions that are more useful, compelling, and easy to use. You will receive first-hand insights into our design methodologies, techniques and processes and learn tips and tricks on how improving the cartography of your map will make your application truly stand out.

Michael Gaigg is Lead UI Enginee at Esri Professional Services.

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May 10 | u_Lecture ‘Open and Reproducible Spatial Data Analysis for Spatial Data – Ideas and Examples’ https://unigis.net/blogs/may-10-u_lecture-webinar-open-reproducible-spatial-data-analysis-spatial-data-ideas-examples/ https://unigis.net/blogs/may-10-u_lecture-webinar-open-reproducible-spatial-data-analysis-spatial-data-ideas-examples/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:32:13 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2170 May 10 | u_Lecture: 'Open and Reproducible Spatial Data Analysis for Spatial Data – Ideas and Examples' Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Professor Chris Brunsdon, on May 10 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>> The idea of reproducible research has gained much recent attention. This is an approach to publishing reports, [...]

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May 10 | u_Lecture: ‘Open and Reproducible Spatial Data Analysis for Spatial Data – Ideas and Examples’

Registration now open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Professor Chris Brunsdon, on May 10 at 5pm CEST.  Register here >>>

The idea of reproducible research has gained much recent attention. This is an approach to publishing reports, documents and web sites relating to data analysis in which complete information regarding the data used and the programming scripts used to perform the analysis are encapsulated in a single object. The idea is that third parties can not only read the report but they can also reproduce any analytical results or visualisations included in the report. This allows the scrutiny of methods used, as well as the adaptation of methods for different data sets or similar but distinct statistical analyses.

In this talk, Professor Chris Brunsdon, Professor of Geocomputation at Maynooth University, Ireland, will discuss key ideas and justifications for reproducible research, together with a description of a practical implementation of a reproducible research framework based on the R programming language, together with RStudio and RMarkdown. In addition to this, some examples of ongoing work using a reproducible paradigm will be given, including an open and reproducible geodemographic classification for the Republic of Ireland, a critique of multivariate indices of well-being and the production of tutorial materials.

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April 28-29 | Workshop: Geo-Entrepreneurship – Register now! https://unigis.net/events/april-28-29-workshop-geo-entrepreneurship-register-now/ https://unigis.net/events/april-28-29-workshop-geo-entrepreneurship-register-now/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:39:07 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2176 Using Location to Enhance Your Competitive Advantage. Build up your skills to bring your Geo-idea to the market! In this 1.5 day workshop you will be introduced to a range of techniques used by ‘startups’ to help develop your own geo-enabled business idea. You will learn the steps you need to take to identify and [...]

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Using Location to Enhance Your Competitive Advantage. Build up your skills to bring your Geo-idea to the market!

In this 1.5 day workshop you will be introduced to a range of techniques used by ‘startups’ to help develop your own geo-enabled business idea. You will learn the steps you need to take to identify and develop your idea, secure customers, and find market opportunities.

The participants of this workshop will be GI professionals, UNIGIS/Geo- students and alumni who want to bring their own GI-project to life, or get a new business idea off the ground. These are not only skills for new entrepreneurs, they will help you develop and champion internal company projects as well! The Workshop takes place in Salzburg on 28.-29. April 2017.

Programme details
The workshop will be lead by Dr. Ian Heywood, who teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Aberdeen Business School, with a focus on practical startup tools and techniques. This workshop has been co-created with input from Ed Parsons, an Executive Fellow at the University and Google’s Geospatial Technologist. It will feature a recorded lecture from Ed about GI entrepreneurship. The workshop will be supported by e-learning materials, and a UNIGIS elective module.

* Note: The workshop is open to everyone and especially for the UNIGIS community who want to add smart start-up skills to their studies and CV.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/WJE33Y8jNHGbkqLC3   (Please register before 17th April 2017!)

Workshop-Flyer as pdf

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Call extended: UNIGIS Geospatial Events Grants – GEG https://unigis.net/news/unigis-geospatial-events-grants-geg/ https://unigis.net/news/unigis-geospatial-events-grants-geg/#respond Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:07:32 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2119 Applications accepted until April 14, 2017!!! The UNIGIS International Association is announcing the first call of the “Geospatial events grant” (GEG), funded by UNIGIS International Association and industry partners. The objective of GEG is to connect active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and to create added value within the UNIGIS network. Participating in [...]

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Applications accepted until April 14, 2017!!!

The UNIGIS International Association is announcing the first call of the “Geospatial events grant” (GEG), funded by UNIGIS International Association and industry partners.

The objective of GEG is to connect active UNIGIS students with the international geospatial community and to create added value within the UNIGIS network. 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 following list of events eligible for grant sponsorship:

  1. Geospatial World Forum (or any Regional Geospatial Forum)
  2. GI_Forum
  3. FOSS4G-EU
  4. Geodesign Summit EU
  5. QGIS International U&D Conference
  6. Other international geospatial events can be suggested for consideration

Funding

  • The grant is a lump sum of 500 Euro per student
  • Previous GEG grant recipients are not eligible
  • The grant is a co-contribution based on actual costs
  • the grant will be disbursed to the student after attending the event and submitting all information/documentation required

 

More Information about the application Procedure: Geospatial Events Grants – GEG, Call February

Application Documents: Application form GEG 2017

Please send your application to office.uia@unigis.net

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The real Living Map https://unigis.net/news/real-living-map/ https://unigis.net/news/real-living-map/#respond Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:26:25 +0000 https://unigis.net/?p=2151 As you might know there are three different kinds of networks: professional networks, personal networks and Triangular Irregular Networks. This weekend a new group of UNIGIS professional students were heavily engaged in building all kinds of networks in order to set a good starting point for a year of collaborative learning. Read the complete story...

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As you might know there are three different kinds of networks: professional networks, personal networks and Triangular Irregular Networks. This weekend a new group of UNIGIS professional students were heavily engaged in building all kinds of networks in order to set a good starting point for a year of collaborative learning. Read the complete story…

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July 8-14 | UNIGIS at the ESRI User Conferences https://unigis.net/events/meet-unigis-esri-user-conferences/ https://unigis.net/events/meet-unigis-esri-user-conferences/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:36:06 +0000 http://unigis.bdch.nl/?p=2043 Meet UNIGIS at the ESRI User Conferences Meet UNIGIS at the biggest GIS event of the year, the Esri User Conference in San Diego. From July 8th until July 14th, you can find UNIGIS in the different exhibition areas during the Esri User Conference: July 8-11 at the Esri Education GIS Conference July 10 at the Esri Academic GIS [...]

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Meet UNIGIS at the ESRI User Conferences

Meet UNIGIS at the biggest GIS event of the year, the Esri User Conference in San Diego. From July 8th until July 14th, you can find UNIGIS in the different exhibition areas during the Esri User Conference:

  • July 8-11 at the Esri Education GIS Conference
  • July 10 at the Esri Academic GIS Program Fair table
  • July 10-14 at the Esri User Conference booth
We look forward to an exciting event together with you!

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July 5-8 | GI Forum Salzburg https://unigis.net/events/july-5-8-gi-forum-salzburg/ https://unigis.net/events/july-5-8-gi-forum-salzburg/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:21:44 +0000 http://unigis.bdch.nl/?p=2036 GI_Forum 2017 - geospatial@online GI_Forum 2017 provides a platform for dialogue among geospatial minds, creating an informed GeoInformation Society. Our motto ‘geospatial@online’ focuses on the universal and pervasive introduction of geospatial concepts and methods: have we completed the transition to online GI Services? Are we ready for GI Services 2.0, i.e. dynamic applications built on existing GI [...]

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GI_Forum 2017 – geospatial@online

GI_Forum 2017 provides a platform for dialogue among geospatial minds, creating an informed GeoInformation Society. Our motto ‘geospatial@online’ focuses on the universal and pervasive introduction of geospatial concepts and methods: have we completed the transition to online GI Services? Are we ready for GI Services 2.0, i.e. dynamic applications built on existing GI Services? Do we educate for these developments at school level? GI_Forum 2017 addresses such questions in the context of big data, sensors, real time data streams, geodata infrastructures and cloud computing, bearing in mind perspectives from a variety of domains. Paper presentations as well as workshops and exhibits are welcome.

Spatial Sciences today contribute to a more just, ethical and sustainable society. Prominent keynote speakers will highlight new developments, offer visionary insights into trends and developments, and at the same time be individually accessible for our Young Researchers.

GI_Forum is organized by the University of Salzburg, under the coordination of the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS and in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and runs concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics – AGIT. The two symposia share the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit and stimulating social Events.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to GI_Forum 2017!

Josef Strobl (UNIGIS Salzburg), Adrijana Car (UNIGIS Hungary) & Thomas Jekel

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February 1 | U-Lecture webinar Geospatial Information Licenses for Non-Lawyers https://unigis.net/uncategorized/february-1-u-lecture-webinar-geospatial-information-licenses-non-lawyers/ https://unigis.net/uncategorized/february-1-u-lecture-webinar-geospatial-information-licenses-non-lawyers/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:05:07 +0000 http://unigis.bdch.nl/?p=2019 February 1 | U_Lecture webinar Geospatial Information Licenses for Non-Lawyers This UNIGIS Webinar by Kevin D. Pomfret will be held on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET - The geospatial community (government agencies, industry, universities, NGO's) are increasingly creating geospatial products and services by aggregating a wide range of datasets from [...]

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February 1 | U_Lecture webinar Geospatial Information Licenses for Non-Lawyers

This UNIGIS Webinar by Kevin D. Pomfret will be held on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET –

The geospatial community (government agencies, industry, universities, NGO’s) are increasingly creating geospatial products and services by aggregating a wide range of datasets from a variety of sources. In many instances this data is licensed from one party to another, not sold. A geospatial information license does more than transfer rights in geospatial information from one party to another. It is a legal document that allocates operational and legal risks associated with geospatial information between the parties. This UNIGIS u_lecture is intended to help non-lawyers within the geospatial community better understand geospatial information licenses. It will describe the key provisions of a license and how they relate to geospatial information. The goal is to help geospatial professionals understand the rights and obligations that they are agreeing to abide by in entering into a geospatial information license.

Mr. Pomfret is a corporate partner at the Williams Mullen law firm and co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned Systems practice group and the Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice group. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy. He counsels businesses and government agencies on the policy and legal issues that impact the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information, such as licensing, privacy and data protection, data quality and liability and regulatory matters. Mr. Pomfret regularly speaks on around the globe on these issues. He began his career as a satellite imagery analyst where he helped to develop imagery collection strategies and identify requirements for future collection systems. He is a member of the U.S. National Geospatial Advisory Committee. Mr. Pomfret is a graduate of Bates College and Washington, Lee School of Law.

 

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