Inaugural Awardees for CaGIS Rising

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is pleased to announce its inaugural awardees for the CaGIS Rising grant program. CaGIS Rising projects include research or outreach efforts that have the potential to transform global challenges into new opportunities that advance and promote Cartography and GIScience. Creativity, novelty, and the potential for broader impacts to society constitute key criteria for evaluating these proposals for funding.

The first round of CaGIS Rising projects to be selected for funding include:

  • Remastering Natural Earth with Neural Networks Bridget Walker, Dilpreet Singh, Tom Patterson, and Bernhard Jenny  Monash University, U.S. National Park Service
  • Modeling and Visualizing the Extents of Historical Regions Ivan Majic, Rizwan Bulbul, Johannes Scholz, Karl Grossner, and Eric Delmelle Graz University of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Change in US Contrail Outbreaks Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Eun-Kyeong Kim, University of Zurich

CaGIS congratulates these project leaders, and we look forward to announcing the next call for proposals for the second round of CaGIS Rising grants in the near future.

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