June 6th is the deadline for submitting papers to the 2011 URISA Student Paper Competition. The competition is open to all grad students and any undergraduates with 12 or more credit hours. Read below for some general information and guidelines. Click here for details:
The objective of the Competition is to challenge students to demonstrate the development and effective use of Geographic Information Systems in both their field of study and in the community. The following types of papers are encouraged:
- Comprehensive literature review on a geographic information science, spatial technologies and their application.
- Application of spatial statistics.
- Application of an implemented geographic information system or other spatial technology and its demonstrable impact on a public or private sector organization.
- Treatment and development of geographic information systems, spatial technologies and theory.
Theses will not be accepted. A summary paper based on a thesis or research performed while completing a thesis, is acceptable.