Maryland, USA, 18 April 2007: The ASPRS announced the winners of this year’s ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS. The First Place winners are Suzanne P. Wechsler and Charles N. Kroll, “Quantifying DEM Uncertainty and Its Effect on Topographic Parameters,” and Second Place went to Jeremy Mennis, “Socioeconomic-Vegetation Relationships in Urban, Residential Land: The Case of Denver, Colorado,” and Third Prize was awarded to Kurt H. Riitters, James D. Wickham, and Timothy G. Wade, “Evaluating Ecoregions for Sampling and Mapping Land-cover Patterns”.
Presentation of the awards will take place in May during the ASPRS 2007 Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. This Award is presented by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) through the ASPRS Foundation, with funding provided by a grant from ESRI. The purpose of the Award is to encourage and commend those who publish papers of scientific merit in the advancement of knowledge about Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The selection committee considered scientific contributions that the research makes toward the advancement of knowledge about Geographic Information Systems.