Sunday, July 29, 2012

News from UNIGIS in Latin America

Over the last two months, UNIGIS put considerable effort in expanding its activities in Colombia. Our team from the study center in Cali exhibited at the technology fair ’Geomatica Andina 2012’ which took place between June, 4th and 5th in Bogotá, D.C. presenting the program to an interested audience of GIS-practitioners in Colombia. 
On July, 11st Richard Resl, director of UNIGIS in Latin America and Francisco Piedrahita, rector of one of the most prestigious Colombian universities, ICESI in Cali, signed an agreement of cooperation. From now on ICESI will act as official academic partner of UNIGIS in Colombia, giving UNIGIS activities in Colombia a strong and sustainable institutional background. In return, the Colombian UNIGIS team will train academic staff of ICESI in basic GIS-skill. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

UNIGIS at the ESRI User Conference

The UNIGIS International Asscociation is at the annual ESRI User Conference. This year more than 15,000 GI professionals from around the world turn San Diego to a global GIS hotspot. An excellent opportunity not just to learn about new features of ArcGIS software and ESRI's 'road ahead' but also to build upon and expand UNIGIS' wide name recognition, to meet prospective students and to network with a wide range of GI-related interest groups and organisations.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Best UNIGIS Salzburg Master Thesis

Claudia Schenk received the UNIGIS Master Thesis Award 2012 for the best thesis at UNIGIS Salzburg. In her MSc research she modelled the historic city of Potsdam in a 3D visualisation for exploration and analysis. To learn more about this award-winning work download the thesis from the UNIGIS Alumni website.
Awarding ceremony at the GI_Forum Buffet Dinner

Congratulations, Claudia Schenk!

Two award-winning UNIGIS graduates present at GI_Forum

Stephanie Brand (UNIGIS Salzburg) and Peter Witt (UNIGIS Manchester) presented their Master Theses at the GI_Forum conference in Salzburg. For their outstanding work the two graduates received the UNIGIS International Academic Excellence Prize 2011 from the UIA-Chair Prof Josef Strobl. Congratulations!
Stephanie Brand "Roof surface classification with hyperspectral and laser scanning data. An assessment of Spectral Angle Mapper and Support Vector Machines"

Peter Witt "The development of a predictive hiking travel time model accounting for terrain variations"

Monday, July 2, 2012

Roland Graf wins AGEO Thesis Award

Congratulations to UNIGIS MSc student Roland Graf for winning the 2nd place in the Master Thesis Competition of the Austrian Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (AGEO)!
Roland Graf combined in his excellent thesis the support vector machines (SVM) image classification method with the segmentation approach of object based images analysis (OBIA). This conceptual approach was successfully implemented and tested with help of the eCognition software.
The awarding ceremony of the AGEO prize will take place at the AGIT / GI_Forum conference, 4. July 2012 at the University of Salzburg, where Mr. Graf will also present the outcomes of his research.