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Great Canadian Mapping Challenge Scholarship panel selected

DMTI Spatial, Canada’s provider of geospatial products announced their panel for the Great Canadian Mapping Challenge $10,000 Scholarship Program. Papers will be reviewed by experts from government, private industry, academia, and publishing. The eleven judges will review submissions made from September 1, 2003 to April 30, 2004 with the scholarships being awarded in July 2004. The scholarship is an invitation for students from all disciplines to submit a paper that uses Geographic Information System (GIS) tools as well as DMTI Spatial datasets.
The review panel members include: Grace Welch (Head of Map Library, University of Ottawa), Lianne Pepper (Director, Canada Post Corporation), James Boxall (Professor, University of Dalhousie), Joe Francica (Editor-in-Chief, Directions Magazine), Michel Savard (President, Groupe de geomatique AZIMUT), Ghislain Barras (Manager of OSS Applications, Rogers AT&T Wireless), Doug Banting (Professor, Ryerson University), Gordon Deecker (Director of Geography, Statistics Canada), Sally Hermanson (Professor, University of British Columbia), and Susan Giannou (Manager of Data Partnerships, DMTI Spatial) and John Fisher (President & CEO, DMTI Spatial).
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the Great Canadian Mapping Challenge provides four scholarship awards, totaling $10,000 to students attending an educational institution which subscribes to DMTI Spatial’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. Students willing to take the Challenge and add a spatial component to their specific studies can connect to www.dmtispatial.com/scholarship for details regarding the program.