Saturday, March 17, 2012
EDC 2012 Best Student Award: Christoph Mayrhofer
Based on a research paper on a newly developed approach for cartographic classification of choropleth maps, Christoph Mayrhofer implemented and extended the proposed method as an Add-In for ArcMap. This allows users to enhance the functionality of any ArcMap installation with a novel classification approach that leads to less complex and much easier to communicate spatial patterns in maps. In addition, users are given extended opportunities to explore and better understand spatial as well as attributive relationships within their data.
Z_GIS) is a member in the Esri Development Center (EDC) program, which provides recognition and special status to university departments that have exemplary programs focused on educating students to design and develop GIS applications using Esri's technologies.
Christoph is continuing a tradition of excellence established by previous recipients of this award (Mariana Belgiu and Bernhard Vockner), and thus serves as an outstanding role model for future generations of Geoinformatics students in Salzburg!