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1.5 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, Construction engineering, Remote sensing

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Volume 5 | Number 1 | Spring 2015


The Technological University Dublin (DIT) is rapidly becoming known as an international centre for excellence for all things geospatial. In September 2014, Kevin O'Mahony, a final-year BSc Geomatics student, won the international Trimble Geospatial Student Competition. Kevin is the second consecutive DIT student to win this prestigious award, following on from the success of David Hyland (BSc Geomatics) in 2012. Both students submitted their papers under the supervision of Dr Audrey Martin FSCSI FRICS, Chair of the recently accredited (by SCSI) DIT MSc in Geospatial Engineering. The worldwide student competition is held every two years and is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students at Masters and Bachelors level, studying geomatics and related disciplines. To enter, students must submit a written paper of 1,500 words or more, which describes an application and use of Trimble Geospatial Solutions during the course of their studies. In addition to the student prize, Trimble also donates a significant piece of cutting-edge equipment to the students’ Alma Mater. In 2012, DIT received an R10 GNSS Rover valued at approximately €25,000. In 2014, the prize was a V10 Imaging Rover complete with an R10 GNSS receiver valued at $50,000. Following the success of the two DIT students, Trimble is now in consultation with DIT exploring the possibility of an internship programme for geomatics students. In addition, Trimble intends to visit DIT Bolton Street in late 2015 to search for the best and brightest geomatics students to join them on their graduate programme