Saturday, July 20, 2013

Int'l Journal of Geoinformatics: Special UNIGIS Issue

The UNIGIS special issue in the International Journal of Geoinformatics now has been published. In this journal edition, UNIGIS graduates and teachers from a mix of UNIGIS partner institutions worldwide have contributed current research articles - demonstrating the link between creating new knowledge through research, and conveying current knowledge through education.

As the content is available via open access, you are encouraged to register and peruse this issue online via the following URL (registration is required):

Special thanks for making this publication possible are due to Dr Shahnawaz as issue editor, and to Dr Nitin Kumar Tripathi as the editor-in-chief!

See below for Table of Contents :
Vol 9, No 2, (2013)

  • UNIGIS Online Distance Learning Towards International GIScience Qualifications - Shahnawaz S.
  • Accuracy of SRTM-X and ASTER Elevation Data and its Influence on Topographical and Hydrological Modeling: Case Study of the Pieniny Mts. in Poland - Czubski K. 
  • Modelling the Spatial Invasive Range of Heracleum mantegazzianum in Europe - Wallentin G 
  • Social Media Location Intelligence: The Next Privacy Battle - An ArcGIS add-in and Analysis of Geospatial Data Collected from - Weidemann C. 
  • The Effect of ACRC on the Results of Cartographic Classification Depending on Spatial Autocorrelation - Loidl M. 
  • Land-cover change in Goa– An Integrated RS – GIS Approach - Kotha M. 
  • Multi-Criteria GIS Analysis and Geo-Visualisation of the Overlap of Oil Impacts and Ecosystem Services in the Western Amazon - Zurita Arthos L. 
  • Slum Modelling by using Ontology and Geoinformatics: Case study of Gulbarga - Shekhar S. 
  • Modeling of Continuous Fields: Coverage Mapping Based on Dynamic In-situ WLAN Measurements - Kapser J. 

ISSN: 16866576

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

UNIGIS Latin America - Goodbye and Welcome!

The UNIGIS team Latin America experienced a very busy month of June, saying goodbye to a group of 30 students who graduated from the program and welcoming 35 new students in the first intake of 2013. As always, especially the graduation ceremony at the University San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) was a very special event for our graduates, their friends and families. On behalf of the UNIGIS team in Ecuador we wish all of our graduates an exciting and successful professional career!

Friday, July 5, 2013

UNIGIS Krakow student receives UIA thesis award at GI_Forum

The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) awarded this year's Academic Excellence Prize for the best Master Thesis to Agnieszka Wypych, UNIGIS Krakow. Ms Wypych received the award from UIA president Prof. J. Strobl at the GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, where she presented her research to an international audience. To introduce her talk, Agnieszka Wypych reflected on UNIGIS as a life-long learning opportunity. With UNIGIS she aimed at getting GIS-educated to complement her primary domain of meteorology. She demonstrated that she succeeded in reaching this aim at a remarkably high level. Congratulation Agnieszka for the well-deserved award!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Academic Graduation, UNIGIS MSc Salzburg

In the run-up to this year's AGIT and GI-Forum, a group of UNIGIS students of the UNIGIS MSc 2010 group took advantage of the special opportunity to receive their degree awards at this summer term's official academic graduation ceremony at the University of Salzburg. Rector Heinrich Schmidinger personally handed over the certificates of graduation to the students who participated in the ceremony.

Congratulations on behalf of the entire UNIGIS team Salzburg!

Sven Tschirner to receive UNIGIS Master Thesis Award 2013

Sven Tschirner is awarded this year's UNIGIS Master Thesis Award. In his master thesis he presents an approach for designing and executing distributed queries against INSPIRE data by means of the Semantic Web. Learn more about this exciting research at our UNIGIS Alumni Website.

Congratulations to Sven from the whole UNIGIS team. We are looking forward to welcoming him in Salzburg at next year's AGIT edition.