The awarding ceremony for the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors Young Surveyors' Contest 2022 took place at INTERGEO in Essen. Former Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics students Muhammad Alfakhori and Sanchalita Bandyopadhyay, and current Master Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics students Mohammad Hosseingholizadeh won the first, second and third prize!
Mr. Alfakhori, the first prize winner for his master thesis where he worked on Occlusion Screening using 3D city models as a reference database for mobile AR-application addressing one of the main issues of creating a mixed reality application. The thesis was carried out with support of M.O.S.S. Computer Graphic Systems in the context of the project mobility4iCity funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. His work lays the foundation for later projects with the aim of boosting public participation.
Mr. Hosseingholizadeh, second prize winner, is working on his master's thesis on developing open-source GIS solutions to estimate cadastral energy demand. They are both working under the supervision of Prof. Volker Coors.
Ms. Bandyopadhyay worked under the supervision of Prof. Dietrich Schröder alongside with die STEG, a city planning company where her works helps to build up a comprehensive geodatabase including all relevant physical, ecological, economic and social aspects which further locates and quantifies the potential open spaces and building gaps for redevelopment.
CLGE Young Surveyors Contest is a competition of CLGE (THE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN GEODETIC SURVEYORS). Students and doctoral candidates compete with their theses or research papers on the topics of geodesy, cadastre, mapping and geoinformation. The winners of the first three places can look forward to prize money of 1500,-€, 1000,-€ and 500,-€!