Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics methodologies are translated into professional practice by open source initiatives as well as traditional software companies.
Industry Cooperation with ESRI Development Center
We are proud to continue our long standing relationship with a market and technology leader like ESRI. As a capstone in our cooperation in education and research, the “ESRI Development Centre” facilitates promoting and showcasing next generation developments.
As an Esri Development Center, Z_GIS every year has the opportunity to select and nominate one top student based on his or her software development competence. The Esri Development Center (EDC) program provides “recognition and special status to university departments that have exemplary programs focused on educating students to design and develop GIS applications”.
Between 2009 and 2016 the EDC best student distinction was awarded to seven students of Salzburg University:
In 2014, Z_GIS and UNIGIS Salzburg received the ‚Special Achievement in GIS AWARD‘ (SAG) in recognition for contributions to worldwide education in Geoinformatics and GISCience.
Industry Cooperation with Trimble
Being the first and largest Academic Centre of Excellence for eCognition (since 2001), Z_GIS has clearly pushed the ’paradigm shift’ within the scientific image analysis community towards object-based image analysis (OBIA). The TRIMBLE Geospatial Division intensifies its cooperation with Z_GIS, highlighted by joining the “Trimble Imaging Innovation Program” (TIP). This agreement provides access to cutting edge technologies with a focus on OBIA, whereby Z_GIS contributes academic leadership and conceptual innovation on a global scale.