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News item: Dissertation Award Geoinformatics 2019 for Rene Westerholt

News item: Dissertation Award Geoinformatics 2019 for Rene Westerholt

Our colleague René Westerholt (Assistant Professor at CIM) was awarded the Dissertation Prize Geoinformatics 2019 last Thursday. This prize is awarded by the Runder Tisch GIS e.V. at the Technical University of Munich and is endowed with 2500€ prize money. Part of the award regulations was also an audience voting for the corresponding talk at the GI-Runde 2019, a conference for GIS experts from academia, business and public administration. The aim of the Runder Tisch GIS e.V. is to promote and link different actors in the GIS sector in Germany. The prize committee consisted of five leading German GIS professors: Prof. Thomas Kolbe (TU Munich), Prof. Ralf Bill (University of Rostock), Prof. Jörg Blankenbach(RWTH Aachen University), Prof. Jukka Krisp (University of Augsburg), and Prof. Patrick Ole Noack (Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences).