OSGeo Student Awards

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OSGeo Student Awards for FOSS4G 2017, Boston

On behalf of GeoforAll, we are pleased to announce the winners of the OSGeo Student Awards that were given out at FOSS4G 2017, Boston. In this instance, the international GeoForAll Student Award Review Committee decided to give the awards to students who were single or initial authors on submitted papers that made it through a rigorous peer-review process and were accepted for publication in the FOSS4G 2017 Academic Proceedings [1].

This year’s winners are:

1st place: Hyung-Gyu Ryoo and Soojin Kim, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, South Korea, for:

  • Ryoo, Hyung-Gyu; Kim, Soojin; Kim, Joon-Seok; and Li, Ki-Joune (2017) “Development of an extension of GeoServer for handling 3D spatial data,” Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings: Vol. 17, Article 6.

2nd place: Mohammed Zia, Geomatics Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, for:

  • Zia, Mohammed; Cakir, Ziyadin; and Seker, Dursun Zafer (2017) “A New Spatial Approach for Efficient Transformation of Equality - Generalized Traveling Salesman Problem (GTSP) to TSP,” Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings: Vol. 17, Article 5.

3rd place: Lorenzo Booth, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced, CA, USA, for

  • Booth, Lorenzo; and Viers, Joshua H. “Implementation of a large-scale, interactive agricultural water balance model using R and GDAL.”
    • (Note: At the authors’ request, this was not included in the final conference proceedings.)

In addition to the distinction of these commendations, the students received cash awards of $500, $300, and $200, respectively. We congratulate these scholars for their contributions.

The student awards are possible thanks to the support of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and because of the efforts of the Student Award Review Committee and to the broader FOSS4G 2017 Academic Program Committee [2].

Charlie Schweik, FOSS4G 2017 Academic Committee co-chair

[1] http://scholarworks.umass.edu/foss4g/vol17

[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2017#Academic_Committee

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