The aim of the Cátedra gvSIG is to create a meeting point for users interested in free space technologies. In order to foment an environment of shared knowledge and participating in the dissemination of free geomatics, the chair organizes this international contest to encourage all gvSIG users and free Geographic Information Systems users to share and give visibility to their work. Students and graduates in high school, professional training and university, as well as university professors and researchers from all countries can participate in this contest.
To enter to the competition you must meet the following requirements: Works must be done with free Geographic Information Systems and the subject of the work may address any area of knowledge. Works may have been made in or before, the papers may be presented collectively and individually and jobs may be sent in Spanish, Valencian or English. In the event the work is based on a new development done through free and open source GIS geospatial technologies, these papers must be subjected to GNU / GPL v3 license.
Among the selected works a prize of 500 euros will be awarded for each of the following categories:
- Work produced by students of highschool or professional training
- Final University’s Project (Bachelor, Degree or Master)
- Doctoral thesis or research paper.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1. Selected documents will be published in the repository of the Miguel Hernández University. The jury will evaluate the methodology, clarity and innovative nature of the work, assessing as well the relevance and applicability of the research. Winners will be announced in the next International gvSIG Conference .