CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest 2023 – winners announced at INTERGEO



The Awarding Ceremony, which was the culmination, of the CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest 2023 took place on 11 October 2023 at INTERGEO in Berlin (DE).

We launched the Contest on 27 January and by the submission deadline of 1 August we had received 44 applications. The Contest Jury selected the six best applications in the combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree category and the six best applications in the Doctoral Degree Category for the online Contest Finals which took place on 26 September.

If you are interested to know which topics were selected to compete in the Finals, you can read the applications here.

CLGE Vice-President Jānis Klīve, Chair of the Jury, opened the well-attended Awarding Ceremony by expressing his gratitude to all the participants, the Jury members, and our supporters including; DVW, BDVI ,Leica Geosystems, GeoWeb and Riegl. CLGE president Vladimir Krupa welcomed all attendees and made a short presentation about CLGE and its goals.

All the winners then made a short overview presentation of their papers based on their studies. The EUSPA Representative Arnis Kadakovskis announced the winners in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree category and presented their prizes. In the same way, Jury member Bernhard Richter, Vice President Geomatics Product Management, Leica Geosystems AG, announced the winners in the Doctoral Degree category and presented their prizes.

After the awarding ceremony we held a celebration during the Young Surveyors’ Meeting. The former president of CLGE Henning Elmstrøm (DK) reminded everyone about the beginnings of Young Surveyors’ Meeting which began in 2009.

You can watch a short YouTube video of the Awarding Ceremony here:

CLGE is delighted to announce that the winners of the CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest 2023 are as follows:

Winners in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree category:

1. First Prize – Mohamed Al Hashmi – Automating the detection of oil spills from Sentinel-1 SAR imagery using deep learning (Geospatial Surveying and Mapping at Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

2. Second Prize – Asnate Egle – GIS solutions for road display and management (Department of Geomatic at Riga Technical University, Latvia)

3. Third Prize – Miloš Tutnjević – Creation of thematic maps and 3D models of objects using UAV and LiDAR technology (University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Winners in the Doctoral Degree category:

1. First Prize – Suzanna Cuypers – Planimetric rail positioning using UAV photogrammetry: towards automated and safe railway infrastructure monitoring (Department of Civil Engineering – Geomatics section at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

2. Second Prize – Lasse Hedegaard Hansen – Augmented Reality for subsurface utility engineering: exploring and developing 3D capture and AR visualization methods for subsurface utilities (Surveying, Planning and Land Management at Aalborg University, Denmark)

3. Third Prize – Doğuş Güler – BIM-based 3D registration of condominium rights through integration of the standards (Department of Geomatics Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye)


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