Blue Marble is offering students a chance to win a US$500 scholarship by submitting the results of a research project involving the use of Global Mapper. Open to any undergraduate or graduate student, the impetus behind this annual program is to encourage students to explore the full depth of functionality available in the software while expanding their core competency in the field of GIS.
The Global Mapper Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at any recognized institute of higher education.
Participants may submit a written thesis, project report, or poster on any topic or theme. To be considered for the scholarship award, Global Mapper must be employed for data creation or collection; analysis or processing; and/or final presentation. All submissions must be written in English.
To be eligible for the 2019-2020 scholarship, entries must be received no later than December 31, 2019.
After the submission deadline, all entries will be reviewed by the Blue Marble Scholarship Committee, and the winner will be notified no later than January 31, 2020.
Blue Marble will publish an overview of the applicant's research in a case study or similar form along with the announcement of award.
Blue Marble is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018-2019 Global Mapper Scholarship is James Heslington - a student in the Surveying and Land/Environmental Management MSc program at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
The research project that Heslington submitted focuses on the representation and interpretation of geophysical data, with special emphasis on the legacy mine site of Poldice in the southwest of England He uses a variety of methods in his analysis including: 2D mapping, topographical surveying, magnetic surveying, electromagnetic pulse surveying, and geochemical analysis. To visualize his data, Heslington employs Global Mapper.
The conclusions from his research highlight the issues concerning the legacy mine sites, and the potential problems that could arise from the development of these areas.
In awarding Heslington the $500 scholarship, the selection committee cited his in-depth knowledge of the principles of geophysical analysis, his clear and concise communication, and his creative use of Global Mapper.
Click here to read his full project. The presentation of the scholarship during the 2019 GeoTalks conference can be viewed below.
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