The UNIGIS International Association was invited to contribute to the GeoSmart India 2019 (GSI’19) conference held in New Delhi, India from 11th to 13th February 2019. GSI is the largest conference focussed on geospatial themes in the region. UNIGIS has been entrusted with a prominent role contributing as a knowledge partner to multiple activities over several years.
Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) coordinated and moderated a half day long ‘Geospatial Capacity Building Forum’ on 13th February, 2019. The forum attracted more than 60 delegates including students and academicians as well as industry and representatives of various organisations.
The panel members and the presenters at the conclusion of the forum
UNIGIS had announced two cash prizes for the first and second best student presentations in the forum. A three member panel consisting of Dr. Shahnawaz (UNIGIS), Dr. T. P. Singh (Director, Symboisis Institute of Geoinformatics) and Dr. Suresh Kumar (Director, Antils Geospatial Sciences Pvt. Ltd.) judged the presentations.
The panel members and the winners of the UNIGIS Award for Best Student Presentations at GSI’19
There was a tie for the first prize between Mr. Anshul Yadav (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) and Ms. Poonam Vishwas (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) and the second prize was awarded to Ms. Dhivya Selvarajan (UNIGIS India).