In March 2013, Peter Broßeit, a Bachelor student at the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany, received the 52°North Student Innnovation Prize for Geoinformatics 2012 for his paper “Providing methods for the capture and analysis of dynamic phenomena through a PostgreSQL extension”. He is joined by Gerard Casas Saez from Barcelona’s Santa Teresa de Lisieux School in Spain, who was awarded the 52°North Innovation Incentive Award for his proposal: “gTweet, a Tool for the Geolocation of Social Movements”.
This year’s jury, comprised of nine representatives from science and the IT industry, awarded First Prize to Tobias Kohr of the University of Technology Dresden for his paper “Development of a service-based Geoportal enabling the Mapping of Whale Watching”. Marcell Roth from the Insitute for Geoinformatics at the University of Muenster received second prize for his paper “Geographic Feature Pipes”.
In February 2010, Daniel Nüst, diploma student at the Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the University of Münster, was awarded first prize for his project “sos4R – Accessing a Sensor Observation Service from R“. He was joined by Alexander McKeown and James McHugh from the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) ICT Centre in Tasmania, Australia, who also received first prize for their proposal “Developing an SOS Client for Use by the General Public”.
In June 2008, 52°North opened the competition for the first 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics. Due to the number of applicants and the high quality of proposals, the jury awarded three prizes. First prize went to Thorsten Deelmann and Martin Wilden from the Institute for Geoinformatics in Muenster, Germany for their proposal "Prioritizing tasks for a Web Processing Service". Victor Gonzales Cortés from the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia, Spain received second prize for his proposal "SQL Script Profile for 52°North WPS-T". The special award for applied open source development was awarded to Amos Kabo-Bah and Yin Zun from the International Institute for GIS and Earth Observation (ITC) in Enschede, the Netherlands for their proposal "Developing a GUI for Modelling the Water Quality of the 52°North Dinkel River".