Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.
A Unique Challenge for All Future Geospatial Leaders
June 25th, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
The geospatial sector is comprised of some of the most innovative thinkers, solving the most pressing governmental and businesses challenges. A key part of nurturing this culture of ingenuity is teaching and inspiring the next generation of geospatial leaders.
Intergraph is embarking on an ambitious effort to cultivate creativity amongst students with our inaugural Geospatial Challenge. The challenge will allow students to flex their problem solving skills using Intergraph’s innovations.
As such, we are calling on students who are participating in Intergraph’s Global Education Program, Intergraph U, to submit an abstract describing the scope of a problem, their geographical area of interest, and the dataset(s) and Intergraph solution(s) used.
Abstracts are being accepted from June 17 – October 15, 2013. Approved abstracts will be notified on a rolling basis, with project entries accepted from November 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014. Submissions will be accepted via e-mail.
If a student’s submission is selected by the panel of judges, consisting of geospatial executives, partners and attending professors, he or she will receive a $2,500 travel sponsorship to attend the 2014 HxGN LIVE conference, publication in Intergraph SG&I’s Perspectives magazine, a trophy and a free one-year license and waived maintenance costs for GeoMedia® Professional and IMAGINE Professional® –offerings from Intergraph’s Geospatial Educational Desktop Core.
Students can enter multiple contest categories based on the platform used (web, mobile or desktop); discipline (GIS or remote sensing); and industry (government, transportation, utilities, communications or emergency response). We will be selecting the winners based on creativity, technique and the tools used.
We highly recommend that all geospatial students take advantage of this unique opportunity. We will officially announce the winners on March 1, 2014.
We are very excited to provide this opportunity and look forward to receiving submissions, which will surely inspire us at Intergraph as well.