Des Plaines, IL (June 19, 2020) URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet is pleased to announce the details for the 2020 University Student and Young Professional Digital Competition. Eligible participants must be enrolled in a college or university, be a recent graduate (spring or summer 2020), or a young or emerging geospatial professional with fewer than five years of experience.
The competition is limited to projects that utilize web and mobile platforms, such as ArcGIS Online, Tableau, Mapbox, or Power BI. Projects should showcase the visualization functions of these platforms while also demonstrating knowledge and proficiency in spatial analytics, cartographic design, and/or geospatial techniques.
Abstract submissions are due on or before July 31, 2020. An overview of the competition, requirements, awards and a schedule are detailed online: https://www.urisa.
The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is an advisory board made up of passionate, young (35 years of age or younger) geospatial professionals who strive to engage young practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the geospatial community. The VC’s mission is to collaborate with URISA’s Board of Directors and URISA committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals and to enhance overall innovation, collaboration, networking, and professional development opportunities.