DMTI Spatial, Canada’s provider of geospatial products and services, has launched its “Great Canadian Mapping Challenge” – a scholarship program that offers Canadian university and college students the opportunity to add a spatial view to their studies and to earn a monetary reward for their creative and analytical excellence.
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the Great Canadian Mapping Challenge provides four scholarship awards, totaling $10,000, to students attending an educational institutional which subscribes to DMTI’s SMART (Spatial Mapping Academic Research Tools) program. To qualify for the scholarship, students are required to submit a paper demonstrating their use of location based technology to access and analyze data to help better understand the world in which we live.
To accomplish their study, students will use DMTI Spatial data accessed through the SMART program together with a Geographic Information System. Paper topics may include any application the student chooses and is limited only to the creativity and analytical capability of the student. “The Great Canadian Mapping Challenge Scholarship is another innovative and creative way DMTI Spatial is supporting the Canadian Geospatial community.” Said Marcel Fortin, GIS & Map Librarian, University of Toronto and President of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives.
Papers will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the field of geography and geographic information systems. Panelists will include experts from government, private industry, academia, and publishing.
DMTI Spatial’s SMART program has been an extremely successful initiative, which has lead to professors and students at over 40 Canadian colleges and universities having access to the highest quality spatial data and software available on the market. For eager students willing to take the Challenge and add a spatial view to their studies, they need to connect to www.dmtispatial.com/scholarship for details regarding the program.