Students from USGIF’s Accredited Programs Win Hexagon Smart M.App Competition

Students from USGIF’s Accredited Programs Win Hexagon Smart M.App Competition

July 18, 2018

At USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium in April, a select group of college students attended a workshop offered by Hexagon Geospatial on its Hexagon Smart M.App platform. The students created an Incident Analyzer View, an interactive map displaying specific incident data while applying critical thinking and analysis skills. After learning how to use the platform, Hexagon Geospatial offered a challenge to the students to create their own map and test their skills with commercial geospatial software.

The two winners of this competition were Carolynne Hultquist, a doctoral candidate studying geography and social data analytics with Penn State University, and Kevin Mercy, who is earning a bachelor’s in archaeology and master’s degree in GIS at the University of Southern California. Hultquist focused her map on crowdsourced radiation measurements in Fukushima, while Mercy made a map on militarized conflict trends in Somalia.

Hexagon Geospatial published Q&As with both winners. Read about Hultquist’s project and Mercy’s project.

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