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Competition: Exceptional contribution to (GIS/statistical) software

The GIScRG (Geographic Information Science Research Group of the RGS) and QMRG (Quantitative Methods Research Group) are looking to use some of their fund to support a contribution to some GIS / statistical open source software. We have £500 to offer as a grant (or series of grants) to one or more projects that will contribute to a piece of open source GIS / statistical software.

The definition is intentionally vague because we are interpreting ‘contribution’ to including a range of potential options, including:
– development of a new package / library that offer an additional geospatial feature to a program that did not exist before
– continued development of an existing code / library that adds a new significant feature to an existing library
– a set of ‘how to use x’ documentation, that adds something to resources that are already available

Any proposal must be make open source (as appropriate for the relevant program) and should be documented appropriately.

We are asking people to submit proposals, with details including cost, to The GIScRG and QMRG committees will then select one (or more) proposals to fund.

Successful applications will also be offered the opportunity to run a workshop on their work at a suitable conference (e.g. GISRUK or Geocomputation) in return for a waived registration fee.

Issue call for applications: 20th Jan
Deadline for applications: 10th Feb
Announce winner(s): 17th Feb

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