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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

u_Lecture Nov 9: Smart City Information Modeling and Interoperability

Upcoming: u_Lecture 'Smart City Information Modelling and Interoperability'

Dr Martin Huber, Condesys Consulting

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CET

Using a tool called 'Geographic Information System' one would expect to get support to model, analyse and control the dynamic phenomena of a geographic region like a city or a country. The mainstream GIS technology delivered in the last 20 years, however, does hardly live up to this expectation. The information concept of GIS is map-centric and maps are static by nature. Information, on the other hand, is a dynamic piece of knowledge exchanged between different actors to solve problems or to control processes. Even a movie of map sequences only visualizes dynamics, but does not provide hooks to manage dynamic real world systems.