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FUDMA graduate wins Korea award

A ‘Most Unique Map’ International Award has been conferred on a pioneer graduate of Geography of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA). Miss Nancy Joseph participated…

A ‘Most Unique Map’ International Award has been conferred on a pioneer graduate of Geography of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA). Miss Nancy Joseph participated at the 2015 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) international Conference held in Seoul, South Korea, between September 14 and 19.
During the conference, worldwide online voting exercise was conducted to determine six winners for the six categories of 2015 FOSS4G Map Together Competition. In all, thirty-eight maps competed for the various awards; and interested remote sensing/GIS experts from across the World participated in the one day voting exercise via the FOSS4G website.
Nancy, whose map was titled ‘curtailing flood disaster in riverine communities in Abuja (Nigeria) with GIS,’ was voted top in the ‘most unique map category’ to win the Award. Winners were announced before the 562 conference attendees in Seoul.
Receiving the Award in his office on the 15th of October, 2015, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) Professor J. O. Fatokun, who represented the Vice Chancellor Professor James Ayatse, congratulated the winner for making the university proud and said the award did not only improve the image of FUDMA but has also raised its the web-visibility level.
The DVC thanked Mr. John Agbo Ogbodo, a remote sensing/GIS lecturer with the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management of the university, for coaching the awardee to win in the 2015 FOSS4G completion.
Matazu, 300 Level, FUDMA
 

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