[OSGeo-Announce] GeoWeb 2008 Student Contest

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Feb 29 15:01:22 EST 2008

To advance the development of the GeoWeb, Google, Galdos Systems, FGDC and
OSGeo 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 winners will be selected by Friday, April 27th, 2008.  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.

Full details are available at:


The theme for GeoWeb 2008 this year is "Infrastructure: Local to Global",
and it will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from July 21st to 25th, 2008.

The 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. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and
private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most
innovative geospatial technologies.

The Call for Papers for GeoWeb 2008 is open until March 7th.


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