ifgi EDC

The ESRI Development Center (EDC) program is an initiative by ESRI to support university departments with outstanding teaching and research in the GIS area. The Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the University of Münster got the first EDC in Germany in 2009 (see arcaktuell article 2/2010). The EDC at ifgi is implemented as essential part in research and teaching by the students and employees to establish strong ties between research and industry. This is achieved by the close cooperation of ESRI and ifgi in several projects as well as the special resources offered by the EDC:

  • ESRI training courses for employees and students
  • Installation of ESRI Software on the private computers of students
  • Additional technical support
  • Contact and direct project support by ESRI developers and consultants
  • Tickets for the ESRI Developer Summit
  • Annual EDC student of the year award or outstanding student achievements at IfGI

Objectives

  • Support of students with software, consulting and training courses
  • Promote multidisciplinary collaborations within the university of Münster and beyond
  • Leverage innovative GIS development in education and research
  • Enhance transfer of technology and knowledge between research and industry

  • News

    DWA Hackathon WasserWirtschaft 4.0!

    If you are interested in GIS for water management, you should have a look at this event on April 24:

    https://geonet.esri.com/events/2319-kommt-mit-uns-zum-1-dwa-hackathon-wasserwirtschaft-40-deutsch

    EDC Student of the Year Award 2017 - Call for Applications

    As every year, the ifgi Esri Development Center (EDC) is calling for applications for the “Student of the Year” award.

    Award Conditions
    The award will be granted for innovative projects, theses or seminar papers completed at ifgi by applying or extending Esri's GIS software. It includes a certificate, US$500 cash and an Esri Press book (GIS Research Methods) for one student. Additionally, Esri selects one or two truly outstanding students from all EDC submissions worldwide for special recognition at the Annual Esri Users Conference in San Diego.

    Application Requirements
    We are looking for individual students who will finish their projects, including substantial work with Esri software, by 1st April, 2017. If you are a supervisor, please encourage your students who might be interested to apply for the award. Requirements for the applicant are:

    1. You are currently bachelor, master or PhD student at the department for geosciences at the University of Muenster.
    2. Provide a summary (in English, max. 500 words) of the project describing clearly the scope, methodology and results of the work performed.
    3. Please provide also the applicant's name, degree programme, and course/project in the application cover letter in addition to the summary.
    4. Submit the application to christianknoth@uni-muenster.de by 10th March, 2017.

    The award winner will be announced before March 15th, 2017.

    Looking forward to your applications,

    Christian

    Esri Developer Summit 2016 in Berlin, 6th - 8th December

    the Esri Developer Summit 2016 will take place in Berlin from 6th to 8th of December. It is an important event for anyone interested in the development of apps and tools with Esri technology (see here for further info).

    Are you committed to software development in the Esri software realm and interested in participating? Do you maybe even have a project you want to share in a 5-minute "Lightning Talk" at the Developer Summit?

    Then please contact christian.knoth@uni-muenster.de. We might be able to give financial support!

    Esri User Conference 2017  Call for Papers

    Each year, the Esri UC features inspired ArcGIS solutions, insightful best practices, time-saving apps, and game-changing maps. Your work could share that spotlight. The Esri UC will take place July 10 - July 14 2017 in San Diego, CA, USA. The call for papers deadline is Friday, October 28.
    Click here for more info.

    IFGI students receive the 2016 Esri Development Center International Student of the Year Award

    Aleksandr Shirokov and Dominik Schlarmann receive the 2016 Esri Development Center (EDC) International Student of the Year Award.
    Aleksandr has been awarded the prize for his project “Gesture-Based Interactions with Esri Story Maps in Context of Public Places“, and Dominik for his Project “Geofenced Location-Based Services for eParticipation“.
    Each year, all EDCs worldwide nominate student candidates who have developed innovative software solutions applying or extending Esri´s ArcGIS platform. A committee of Esri staff members selects the winning project, and has this year chosen two students from ifgi for recognition as the Esri Development Center International Students of the Year.
    The award includes an invitation to the Esri User Conference and Education GIS Conference in San Diego, CA. There the two students received their awards during the ”Special Achievements in GIS Awards Ceremony”.

    Congratulations!

    Winner of the ifgi Student of the year award 2016

    This year, the “EDC Student of the Year” award at ifgi goes to two students. Aleksandr Shirokov receives the award for his project “Gesture-Based Interactions with Esri Story Maps in Context of Public Places“, and Dominik Schlarmann for his project “Geofenced Location-Based Services for eParticipation“. Both students are will be nominated for the '2016 Esri Development Center (EDC) International Student of the Year Award'.

    Congratulations!

    Winner of the ifgi Student of the year award 2015

    The “EDC Student of the Year” award 2015 at ifgi goes to Matthias Pfeil for his work "Development of an Educational
    WebGIS for North Rhine-Westphalia".

    Congratulations!

    Call for Presentations: Special GIScience Research Sessions at the  Esri International Users Conference, 20.-24. Juli 2015, San Diego, CA

    Esri invites you to present a peer-reviewed paper in a series of special joint GIScience Research Sessions for the 2015 Esri International Users Conference and Educational User Conference. Papers in this special track must focus on cutting-edge research in GIScience. Full papers will be included in a special issue of Transactions in GIS to be distributed at the 2015 Esri International User and Education User Conferences. Abstracts (≤ 500 words) must be submitted to Dr. John Wilson, University of Southern California, by 15th November, 2014.  

    The Transactions in GIS editorial team will review abstracts based on their GIScience content and select nine abstracts to become full papers. Notice of acceptance will occur by 1st December, 2014. Full papers (maximum 6,000 words plus figures, tables, and references in appropriate format for publication) must be submitted to Dr. Wilson for independent review by 9th January, 2015. Reviewed papers will be returned to authors by 13th February, 2015 and final manuscripts must be returned by 6th March, 2015, to be included in the special issue of Transactions in GIS.  

    For questions or additional guidelines on this special GIScience Research Track, contact Michael Gould at mgould@esri.com.

    Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail with a subject line “Esri GIScience Abstract, Authors Last Name” no later than 15th November, 2014 to: Dr. John Wilson, jpwilson@usc.edu

    EDC Forum at ETH Zurich, 13th -14th November 2014: "GIS-Technologien im Energiebereich"  -- Registration open until 27th of Oktober

    The Chair of Geoinformation Engineering of the ETH Zurich organizes the EDC developers forum from 13th to 14th of November with Topic "GIS Technologies in the Energy Sector". The meeting will be held in German. Registration is open until 27th of October but there are only few places left. The program can be found here. For the registration follow this link.

    ESRI Roads and Highways now available within the ESRI Campus License

    The software component "ESRI Roads and Highways" is now available for students via Educational Site License.  For further information click here.

    Call for Presentations: Special GIScience Research Sessions at  Esri International Users Conference, 20-24 July 2015, San Diego, California

    see also the PDF

    Esri invites you to present a peer-reviewed paper in a series of special joint GIScience Research Sessions for the 2015 Esri International Users Conference and Educational User Conference. Papers in this special track must focus on cutting-edge research in GIScience. Full papers will be included in a special issue of Transactions in GIS to be distributed at the 2015 Esri International User and Education User Conferences. Abstracts (≤ 500 words) must be submitted to Dr. John Wilson, University of Southern California, by 15th November, 2014.  

    The Transactions in GIS editorial team will review abstracts based on their GIScience content and select nine abstracts to become full papers. Notice of acceptance will occur by 1st December, 2014. Full papers (maximum 6,000 words plus figures, tables, and references in appropriate format for publication) must be submitted to Dr. Wilson for independent review by 9th January, 2015. Reviewed papers will be returned to authors by 13th February, 2015 and final manuscripts must be returned by 6th March, 2015, to be included in the special issue of Transactions in GIS.  

    For questions or additional guidelines on this special GIScience Research Track, contact Michael Gould at mgould@esri.com.

    Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail with a subject line “Esri GIScience Abstract, Authors Last Name” no later than 15th November, 2014 to: Dr. John Wilson, jpwilson@usc.edu

    Winner of the ifgi Student of the year award 2014

    The “EDC Student of the Year” award 2014 at ifgi goes to Arne de Wall for his work on "ArcGIS meets Augmented Reality".

    Congratulations!

    Call for Applications Student of the year award 2014

    The ifgi ESRI Development Center (EDC) is calling for applications for the “Student of the Year” award 2014.

    Award Conditions:
    The award will be granted for innovative projects, theses or seminar papers completed at ifgi by applying or extending Esri's GIS software. It includes a certificate and US$500 cash for one student at ifgi. Additionally, Esri president Jack Dangermond selects one or two truly outstanding students from all worldwide EDC submissions for special recognition at the Annual International Users Conference in San Diego.

    Application Requirements:
    We are looking for individual students that will finish their projects, including substantial work with ESRI software, by April 1st, 2014. If you are an advisor, please encourage your students who might be interested to apply for the award. Requirements for the applicant are:

    1. You are currently bachelor, master or PhD student at the department for geosciences at the University of Münster.
    2. Provide a summary (in English, max. 500 words) of the project describing clearly the scope, methodology and results of the work performed.
    3. Please provide also the applicant's name, major department, and degree programme in the application cover letter in addition to the summary.
    4. Submit the application to christianknoth@uni-muenster.de until March 21st, 2014.

    The award winner will be announced before April 1st, 2014.

    Winner of the ifgi Student of the year award 2013

    The ifgi “Student of the Year” award 2013 goes to Alber Sánchez for his work on an extensible WPS client for ArcMap. His development in collaboration with 52°North engages the interoperability problem between different WPS client and server implementations.

    Congratulations!

    For more information visit https://wiki.52north.org/bin/view/Processing/WPS-ArcMap-Client.

    Report from the ESRI UC

    The two student of the year award winners, Holger Hopmann and Marius Appel, posted a short report (in German) on their participation at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego: http://gisiq.blogs.esri.de/

    Student of the year award 2012

    This year's award went to Marius Appel and Holger Hopmann for their exemplary work on the development of an interface between the R and ArcGIS software for spatio-temporal interpolation. R is an open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics, and is used worldwide to develop and distribute software implementations for novel statistical techniques, including methods for spatial and spatio-temporal data. The work of Marius and Holger, carried out as a study project for their MSc, demonstrates how these two environments can be flexibly linked in order to get the best out of both worlds.

    Furthermore, they received the ESRI-wide  outstanding EDC Student of the Year Award selected from all the EDCs worldwide. The award includes a scholarship to travel to the ESRI User Conference this July in San Diego, California, and meet Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI.

    Student of the year award 2011

    The ifgi EDC student of the year award 2011 was given to Michael Scholz for the forest watch project in Venezula. The forest watch project has been initiated by the European-Caribbean Association to document the ecological situation of threatened tropical forests. Within the project, a web mapping application using ArcGIS Server technology was developed to provide base maps of local infrastructure and orthographic photos back to 1994.

    EDC Developer's forum 2011

    The first ifgi EDC Developer's forum will take place in Münster on March 17 & 18, 2011. The topic is "space & time - Modelling and analysis of spatio-temporal phenomenon". Format will be in German.

    More information can be found on the German page: http://ifgi.uni-muenster.de/edc/index.php/de/entwicklerforum

    Student of the year award 2010

    Henning Bredel won the ifgi EDC student of the year award 2010 for his development of the "ArcGIS SOS Adapter – Accessing sensor data via the OGC SOS interface". The ArcGIS SOS Adapter was developed within the context of the Climate Challenge Integration Plugfest (CCIP, part of the FOSS4G 2009). It provides a tool for ESRI ArcGIS to access data, provided by one or more Sensor Observation Services (SOS).

    More information can be found through the 52° North website:http://52north.org/communities/sensorweb/clients/ArcGIS_SOS_Extension/index.htmland https://wiki.52north.org/bin/view/Sensornet/ArcGISSosAdapter

  • Focuses

    At ifgi there are several working groups involved in GIS related development and research. Together with the EDC, two main focuses have been established:

    Geospatial learning

    and

    Spatial & temporal modelling and data analysis

  • ESRI Software

    As member of the EDC program students at ifgi can be offered a comprehensive list of ESRI software.

    •  ArcGIS Desktop Basic 10.5
    •  ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit 10.5
    •  ArcGIS Server 10.5 (Basic, Standard, Advanced)
    •  ArcGIS Image Server 10.5
    •  ArcGIS Runtime Basic 10.4
    •  ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.4
    •  Portal for ArcGIS 10.5
  • Contact

    EDC Coordination and Tech Support

    Christian Knoth
    Phone +49 (0) 251 83 33056