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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Diana Sinton, Executive Director of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science writes:

Much has happened in the field of GIS&T [Geographic Information Science & Technology ] over the last decade, and this has implications for its Body of Knowledge, published by AAG in 2006. As one part of the process to revise the GIS&T BoK, we have posted two surveys to collect input from a broad audience. John Wilson, of Univ of Southern California's Spatial Sciences Institute, is leading this effort on behalf of UCGIS.  

We invite you to share your ideas on the relevance and importance of the original BoK topics, and to contribute suggestions for new content to consider. You can read more about this project and the surveys here, http://ucgis.org/project-group/gist-body-knowledge-2015-project.

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/15 at 06:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

For Students

New Precision Ag Degree First in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Regents has approved Clark State Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree in precision agriculture, allowing the college to begin enrolling students to the two-year program and to start classes in August. The expectation it to enroll 10 to 20 students. It's the first in the state and one of about a dozen nationwide.

URISA College Student Competition at GIS Pro

There will be a series of brief presentations (no longer than five minutes each) during a newly revitalized student competition session at GIS Pro in New Orleans on September 9th at 2:00 PM. Students at the conference will compete for the "Best Presentation" cash award. Additionally, digital submissions will be accepted for students unable to attend the conference, where they can compete for additional cash prizes* in various categories. All approved submissions will be uploaded online and displayed in the common area during the conference, to allow conference attendees to vote on a "People's Choice" award. All awards will be presented to select competitors during the Wednesday morning awards ceremony at GIS-Pro 2014. 

Students may submit a map or poster .pdf (or image file), a PowerPoint presentation, or a video walk-through of a web app., mobile app., model, or script they have developed. Participants must submit evidence of at least half-time enrollment at an accredited college for the Fall 2014 term. Details and application are online. I could not find criteria for judging or who would be judging (except for the people's choice award noted above). URISA is looking for donations for a total of $1500 in cash prizes.

WLIA Scholarship for High School Grads Studying Land Information Towards a Degree

The  WLIA Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce they are now accepting applications for the 2014 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Awards.  We will be awarding several $1,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic school year, along with a one year student membership in the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA).  Recipients will also receive recognition and free registration to the 2015 WLIA Annual Conference in Green Bay.

There is no geographic restriction on where the student lives or will go to school.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 05/15 at 03:35 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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