2010 URISA Student Competition Results Announced

Des Plaines, IL — August 27, 2010 — URISA seeks to encourage students in a variety of academic settings and disciplines to write and publish papers and projects for the URISA membership and others in the spatial technologies industry. To promote this objective URISA has established a student competition. URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2010 Student Competition. This year’s competition featured three tiers: Papers, Presentations and Posters.

Paper Category –

First Place: Spatial Decompositions for Gravity and Shortest Path for Set Covering for Measuring Potential Accessibility to Emergency Service
Submitted by: EunSu Lee - North Dakota State University

Second Place: Geographic Characteristics of Resettled Refugee Populations in Worcester, MA, FFY09
Submitted by: Nicholas Cuba - Clark University - Graduate School of Geography

Third Place: Medical Services and Urban Traffic in Republican Beijing in Historical GIS Perspective: Between East and West
Submitted by: Peiyao ZHANG - The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Presentation Category –

First Place: A Quantitative Assessment of 2 and 4 feet Sea Level Rise on the Broward County, FL Landuse Using GIS
Submitted by: Ugur Dagkilic - Florida Atlantic University

Second Place: Improving Access to Public Data with Open-Source Technology
Submitted by: Joe Tricarico - Rutgers University

Poster Category –

Winning Submission: Simulating a Tsunami Pedestrian Evacuation from Seaside, Oregon
Submitted by: Lesley Bross and Jiunn-Der (Geoffrey) Duh - Geography, Portland State University

Honorable Mentions:

Submitted by: Steven Hubbard - Asheville/Buncombe Technical School - Asheville, NC

Application of Remotely Sensed Data in the Analysis of the Hydrologic Variables: Case Study on the State of North Dakota
Submitted by: Mohammad Reza Najafi, Zahra Kavianpour Isfahani, Caleb Dechant - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Read the winning submissions online:


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