Friday, August 15, 2008

Open Source Student Geoinformatics Prize

Here's the 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics call for entries:

The aim of this innovation prize is to encourage students to make a contribution to the development and practical realization of innovative concepts in the field of geoinformatics. The competition is directed primarily at students of geoinformatics, computer science, business informatics and media informatics.


The innovation prize is being awarded by 52°North GmbH, con terra GmbH, ESRI Geoinformatik GmbH, the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC in Enschede) and the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster.

ITC - International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation - The knowledge field of ITC is geo-information science and earth observation, which consists of a combination of tools and methods for the collection - through aerospace survey techniques -, storage and processing of geo-spatial data, for the dissemination and use of these data and of services based on these data.

ESRI - Environment Systems Research Institute - This is a major geographical information systems (GIS) company. Their mapping software often uses satellite data. It can also be used in planetary science applications.