Monday, 18 July 2016

Announcement of 2017 Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize

Nominations for 2017 Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize are now invited!

Nomination letters for the 2017 Waldo Tobler GIScience Prize shall be sent to no later than September 30, 2016.

Candidates shall be introduced with a cover letter justifying the nomination, a full scientific CV and list of publications.

More information:
>> Josef Strobl Twitter
>> 2016 Award - Prof David Mark 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

GI_Forum 2016 - eine Kurzbilanz

Die Kommission GIScience gemeinsam mit dem Interfakultären Fachbereich Geoinformatik der Universität Salzburg lud vom 5. - 8. Juli 2016 zum jährlich stattfindenden englischsprachigen GI_Forum Symposium in Salzburg.

Der Eröffnungsvortrag durch Prof. Harvey Miller (Ohio State University) zum Thema "Big Data for Healthy Places: How Mobility Data and Open Data Facilitate an Ecological and Evidence-based Approach to Healthier Built Environments" fand besonders hohen Anklang. In der Folge  informierten sich mehr als 1100 TeilnehmerInnen bei ca. 200 Vorträgen, Diskussionsrunden, stimulierenden Panels und 'Special Interest' Foren über Forschung und Entwicklung im Bereich Geoinformatik.

Das GI_Forum ermöglicht die Kommunikation unter Wissenschaftern aus Geoinformatik, Geographic Information Science und verwandten Disziplinen auf hohem fachlichem Niveau. Dies ist auch gesichert durch die 'open access' online Publikation der Beiträge in einem Journal im Verlag der ÖAW.

Zum Nachlesen:
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>> ÖAW Veranstaltungshinweis

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Prof David Mark awarded first Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize!

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (bi-) annually through its Commission for GIScience is awarding the GIScience Prize named after Prof Waldo Tobler to a scientist having demonstrated outstanding and sustained contributions to the discipline worthy of inspiring young scientists in Geoinformatics or Geographic Information Science, and having accomplished significant advances in research and education.

Based on nominations received, the 2016 prize was awarded to Prof David M. Mark (SUNY distinguished professor and NCGIA director). Congratulations! To quote Waldo Tobler who graciously agreed to be connected with this prize: "David Mark is a very worthy candidate. In my opinion he is one of the most original thinkers in the field. A very fine scholar and important individual in GIS. His contributions are of the sort that will last! "

On June 6, the inaugural prize was presented to David Mark in person in Vienna at an Austrian Academy of Sciences function, following his lecture on "How do People Conceptualize the Landscape? Fundamentals for Geographic Information Science".

ÖAW GIScience commission chair Prof Josef Strobl presenting the prize to Prof David Mark

Prof David Mark with the Waldo-Tobler prize insignia

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Welcome Mr Hu Zui as a Postdoc Researcher!

Josef Strobl at Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS / Austrian Academy of Sciences Commission for GIScience

We are glad to welcome Dr Hu Zui from Heng Yang Normal University for a postdoc research period as an international scholar to the Austrian Academy of Sciences Commission for GIScience. He will be hosted at Z_GIS (Techno-Z) during the first half of 2016. His current research is focussed on the identification and extraction of hydrographic features from DEM in the Loess plateau, northern China.

Dr Hu Zui is a recipient of the JESH (Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities) award for advanced research. Funding is provided by BMWFW, with administrative support from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.