Sunday 5 January 2020

2020 Waldo-Tobler Young Researcher Awards

The Austrian Academy of Sciences' Commission for GIScience annually selects the winner of a 'Young Researcher' competition, based on an outstanding publication submitted by applicants enhancing the body of literature in Geoinformatics and GIScience. This year's review-and-selection process started from a significant number of excellent entries, with two applicants tied for the win:

Franz-Benjamin Mocnik from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente was selected by the committee based on the merits of his paper:
Mocnik F-B, A Mobasheri, L Griesbaum, M Eckle, C Jacobs, and C Klonner: A Grounding-Based Ontology of Data Quality Measures. Journal of Spatial Information Science, 16, 2018, 1–25. doi:


An equal rank goes to Yingjie Hu from the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo for this paper:
Hu, Y: Geo-text data and data-driven geospatial semantics. Geography Compass 12(11)

Congratulations to the winners for this recognition of outstanding contributions to GIScience! We anticipate a next call for applications to be published in fall 2020.