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2003 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group Student Honors Paper Competition

July 22, 2002
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AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group 2003 Student Honors Paper Competition

The Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 2002-2003 Honors Competition for Student Papers on remote sensing topics to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAG in New Orleans, March 4-8, 2003. Papers must be based upon original work relevant to the field of remote sensing and current remote sensing research. Papers must be based upon work done as an undergraduate or graduate student, and the research must have been completed within the past academic year. Topics are not restricted to work derived from theses or dissertations, provided the paper has not already been published or presented somewhere else. Papers must be written entirely by the applicant, however, thesis and dissertation advisors can be co-authors on the papers. Applicants must submit the usual short abstract and appropriate program participation fee as required by the AAG, at the AAG website ( For the call for papers and AAG submission information guidelines refer to the June 2002 AAG Newsletter (Volume 37, Number 6). A copy of the abstract as well as the computer generated "Participation Number (PIN)", part of the AAG registration process, must be submitted to the RSSG-Student Director at the contact below. Students who are selected as finalists by the competition committee will be placed in a special AAG-RSSG Student Honors Paper Competition session(s) at the national meeting.

2003 Illustrated Paper Student Competition, Sponsored by the AAG
Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing Specialty Groups call for papers:
The purpose of this award is to promote presentation of illustrated papers (posters and a 5 minute talk) by students at the 2003 AAG National Meeting in New Orleans March. Illustrated papers that advance any aspect of cartography, GIS, or remote sensing may be submitted. Illustrated papers must be based upon original work, completed as an undergraduate or graduate student, relevant to the field of GIScience and current GIScience. Illustrated papers must be based upon research that has been completed within the past academic year research and not published or presented elsewhere. Illustrated papers must be compiled entirely by the applicant, however, thesis/dissertation advisors can be co-authors on the papers. Students who are selected as finalists will be placed in a special illustrated paper session at the annual meeting. An illustrated paper is a short (3-5 minute) oral summary of the problem, data, methods, and findings followed by one-on-one or small group discussion with interested listeners in poster format. All oral summaries will be given at the beginning of the illustrated paper session, before participants disperse to the poster boards around the room. Posters and oral summaries will be judged on potential contribution to the field of GIScience, originality, appropriate use of methodology, organization and composition, clarity, and appropriate use of graphics. Judging will take into account the academic level of the entrants. Posters will be judged by an Awards Committee consisting of the Academic and Student Directors of each of the three sponsoring specialty groups.

Details on both competitions will be posted on the AAG-RSSG website at:

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