Students Invited to Submit Projects for GeoWeb Student Contest

Students Invited to Submit Projects for GeoWeb Student Contest

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Vancouver, BC, CANADA, January 14, 2008—GeoWeb 2008 conference organizers are announcing their 1st Student Contest on the theme of Infrastructure: Local to Global. The annual GeoWeb conference is one of the only annual conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and geographic information systems and will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21st-25th, 2008.

In order to advance the development of the GeoWeb, we are sponsoring a contest, which is open to all full time students attending an educational institution anywhere in the world. The objective of the contest is to materially advance the development of the GeoWeb with either:

A theoretical solution or A piece of software (All software must be open source and free of any royalties or other encumbrances)

Contest Submittals: Students must register at www.geowebconference.org by Friday, April 2nd, 2008.

Contest Requirements: Contest entrants will be required to complete a registration form verifying their status as full time students and these details will be verified before any award is granted.

Costs: Please note that any costs associated with the submittal for this contest is at the expense of the student.

Selection Process: The selection of the contest winner(s) will be made by a GeoWeb committee consisting of leading figures in the GIS industry and will be notified by Friday, April 27th, 2008.

Prizes: Winners of the contest will be brought to the GeoWeb 2008 conference in Vancouver, Canada, and all legitimate expenses* will be paid by the contest supporters. A cash honorarium will also be provided.

*The contest supporters will arrange transportation to/from Vancouver, lodging and meals while in Vancouver, however reserve the right to refuse any expenses they believe are unreasonable.