Congratulations to Student of Geothink, Matt Tenney

Matthew Tenney, PhD student in Geography, and Prof. Renee Sieber have recently been awarded a 3-year Mitacs-Accelerate PhD Fellowship to work one of Geothink's industry partners, ESRI Canada. The project “Uncertain Futures: GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information”, will explore the future role and analytical techniques using spatially referenced user-generated content from a variety of Internet and mobile based technologies in light of current limitations to GIS platforms. Approaches for harvesting, integrating and evaluating this fast-paced and high-volume content are of primary focus, aiming at the design and implementation of applications that take advantage of the increasingly important volunteered geographic information (VGI).