Monday, December 5, 2016

UNIGIS MSc 2016 workshop - Let´s talk about place ...

... and a wide variety of issues and topics regarding distance education with a focus on the conception of the Master Thesis. That´s how you could summarise the 2nd UNIGIS MSc 2016 workshop held in Salzburg from 1 to 2 December 2016. The mix of representatives from industry and research creates ideal opportunities for a professional exchange of ideas on a scientific basis.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

"Capture 3D data with LiDAR": Webinar on Dec 14

Registration now is open for the u_Lecture webinar presentation by Christian Sevcik on Dec 14 at 5pm CET  >>>

This lecture is a about current LiDAR technology and its various applications: gain insights how point cloud data is acquired and derived with Waveform LiDAR sensors. We will shed some light on what it takes from sending out a laser pulse to a point with 3D coordinates. Learn about the latest trends in the LiDAR industry, from UAV operation, to multichannel and multispectral LiDAR and see some of the industries where LiDAR systems are operational today.

The speaker Mr Sevcik is Manager, Strategic Software Alliances at RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, Austria. He graduated with an MSc in Surveying and Geoinformation from Graz University of Technology and held various positions in the geospatial industries before joining Riegl in 2011.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

u_Lecture: 'Geo-Entrepreneurship' - Nov 23

Registration is still open for the upcoming free webinar on 'Geo-Entrepreneurship: Using Location to Enhance Your Competitive Advantage' presented by Dr Ian Heywood from the University of Aberdeen Business School.

For details and to sign up >

Saturday, November 5, 2016

2017: Studieren mit UNIGIS - Das Info-Webinar

Sie sind beruflich und/oder familiär engagiert und wollen trotzdem an der Universität studieren? Sie arbeiten vielleicht sogar schon mit GIS Werkzeugen und wollen die 'Konzepte dahinter' besser verstehen? Sie wollen ihre Karriere fördern, oder sind einfach nur neugierig auf neue Herausforderungen? Die Anmeldung für den UNIGIS MSc Jahrgang 2017 ist ab sofort möglich, die Frist endet am 31. Jänner 2017!

Zur Orientierung, für Studienberatung und zu Ihren Fragen zum UNIGIS Fernstudium an der Universität Salzburg steht das Lehrgangsteam im Rahmen eines Webinars online zur Verfügung!

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2016, 18:00 - 19:30 MEZ


Friday, November 4, 2016

Winners of the UNIGIS Academic Excellence Prize 2016

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) announces the winners of its
Academic Excellence Prize 2016. The Prize, initiated in 2008, is presented to the students submitting the best (English language) MSc thesis during the academic year and are nominated by their UNIGIS sites.

This year the competition was extremely tight with seven excellent high quality MSc theses being shortlisted by the Review Panel. In the end the panel decided to make three awards.

The winner of the Academic Excellence Prize for 2016 is Tim Hernon (UNIGIS UK). His thesis
Map section used by winner Tim Hernon
for his case study in Nottingham, UK. 
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.

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.

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.

The Review Panel would like to commend these individuals and the four other theses for the high quality of the work.

The winners receive the cash prize funded by the UNIGIS International Association and are invited to present their research at the annual GI Forum, held in Salzburg Austria 4-7 July 2017.