Launch of the ‘CLGE Students’ Contest on the Move’ and the ‘Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition’



We are pleased to launch the ‘CLGE Students’ Contest on the Move’ and the ‘Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition’, organized in cooperation with the European GNSS Agency (GSA). We are once more promoting the Surveying Profession, with substantially increased Prize Money totalling € 38.000.

Building and expanding on the CLGE Students’ Contest, which has been held for the past eight years, the new Contests also target applications that integrate the use of additional technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, as well as supplementary remote sensing data sources like drones. Solutions animated through mobile phone applications or other easy-to-use platforms are also welcome. 

Engines of innovation 

“This is the ninth year of partnership between the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors and the GSA in a surveying competition and over the years we have seen some exciting and innovative solutions emerge that leverage the EU space programmes to deliver practical solutions for the surveying community,” said GSA Acting Executive Director Pascal Claudel. “This year will be no different and I look forward to seeing the novel solutions that the competition delivers,” he said. 

CLGE President Maurice Barbieri agrees: “Our Council is happy and proud to cooperate with the GSA on European matters. When we originally launched this contest many years ago now, we had in mind to reach out progressively to the whole Geomatics community. 2020 represents a transition to a totally new concept enabled by an even enhanced cooperation with the GSA. This new step goes certainly in the right direction.”   

Citizens of EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland, interested in submitting E-GNSS projects, can find more information at Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition

Citizens of the other CLGE Member States and Citizens of the above mentioned states who are interested in submitting other topics find more information about the CLGE Students’ Contest on the Move hereafter: 

Terms of reference of the CLGE Students’ Contest on the Move

Please make sure you read the Terms of Reference for requirements specifications and duly complete all the forms before submitting your application. 

What we are looking for?

One of the aims of the contest is to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions, using Galileo, EGNOS and/or Copernicus. Solutions must demonstrate their novel approach to the use of satellite data for the geomatics field, while ensuring that their technical feasibility is accurate and will have maximal practical impact on the sector.

The other aim is to promote traditional surveying solutions observing the same innovative spirit, technical feasibility and impact.

The contest also invites applications that integrate the use of additional technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, as well as remote sensing data sources like drones. Solutions animated through mobile phone applications or other easy-to-use platforms are also welcome.

Prizes

The CLGE Students’ Contest on the Move consists of three prizes.

For the E-GNSS proposals, the following directions are suggested:

  • Traditional Geomatics solutions whose main innovation is based on the usage of EGNSS, employing traditional equipment such as surveying or GIS grade GNSS Receivers for applications such as cadastral, marine and mining surveying or GIS mapping. These solutions can be supported or combined with Copernicus satellites data
  • Integrated Geomatics surveying solutions that use Galileo or EGNOS, leveraging cutting-edge tools and technologies like drones, mobile mapping, laser scanners or Augmented/Mixed Reality that can either be used within geomatics applications or beyond. These solutions can be supported or combined with Copernicus satellites data.

The non E-GNSS centred or traditional proposals can be developed in the broad field of surveying, e.g.:

  • Geodesy, Topography
  • GIS, Mapping
  • Cadastre and Property Surveying

Each applicant participating in the Finals will receive a certificate of reaching the final stage. Additionally, the winner teams of the CLGE Students’ Contest on the Move will receive the following prizes: 

  • 1st Prize:  € 5.000 (five thousand Euro)
  • 2nd Prize: € 2.000 (two thousand Euro)
  • 3rd Prize:  € 1.000 (one thousand Euro)

Prizes shall be awarded in accordance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment. 

Award Criteria and Ceremony

The following award criteria will be considered for the assessment of the proposed solutions on the First phase. The award criteria apply to both the EGNSS and non-EGNSS categories:

  • Innovation (0-10): Does the solution demonstrate an innovative approach to Geomatics products, processes, technologies or business models?
  • Technical feasibility (0-10): Does the solution propose a technically accurate and feasible use of the involved technologies?
  • Market/scientific relevance (0-10): Does this solution contribute to the development of the Geomatics profession or further scientific research in their field?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only applications receiving equal or more than a total score of 18 (eighteen) points AND ranking in the first 3 places per each category of prize will be invited to the finals.

The scores received by each finalist will be complemented by the following criteria during the final ceremony:

  • Pitch presentation quality (0-10): Is the presentation well executed and dynamic? Have the speakers complied with the allocated time? Have all aspects of the solution been presented in a clear way?

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