One of the prizes awarded at the GIN Gala, which was held on 19 November 2019, is the GIN-NCG Thesis Award. The search for the best thesis was initiated in order to discover new talent and to attract the next generation to the geo-domain. The expert jury chose as best thesis: 'Exploring 3D functionalities: A research into software that supports the spatial analysis and visualization of 3D surface data' by Inge van den Meiracker.
For her research, she modelled and visualized ground data and geographical data in 3D. Inge explains: "Geologists, hydrologists, engineers and project managers must be able to interpret these ground data. For many people, the soil is still 'vague territory', because it is not immediately observable. A 3D-model provides improved interpretations of spatial data and better communication."
The Master’s programme Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA), is a joint education programme between Utrecht University, Delft University of Technology, Wageningen UR and the University of Twente.