The Google Research Awards programme is open again open for applications and now in addition to computer science/GIS related projects the scope has been expanded into policy areas and we’re eager now to attract top notch researchers to submit applications on Internet policy matters.
Researchers can apply for up to $150,000. However most first time awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year, or around $50,000. Please see the FAQs for more details on eligibility and budgets.
Applications for the next funding round are due by April 15th.
Each funded project will be assigned a Googler as sponsor. The role of the sponsor is to support the project by discussing research directions, engaging with professors and students, and overseeing collaboration between the project team and Google.
In the last round the following Geo related projects obtained funding..
- General Bounding Mechanism for Constraint Programs
- Modeling the World’s Appearance
- Building Entrance Recognition from Street-Level LiDAR and Video Images
- Improving Terrain Perception in Web Maps
- On Relating Visual Elements to City Statistics
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions..
During the week of the annual European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, my colleagues from the Google Earth Engine team will be holding a workshop for Research and Higher Education users .
This free workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Google’s Geo cloud technologies, including Google Earth Engine for geospatial data analysis and Google Maps Engine for geospatial data management and publication. The workshop will be held Monday, 28 April, 2014, 18:00 – 22:00 at the Hotel Das Triest (map), a short U-Bahn ride away from the Austria Centre Vienna conference centre. If you are in Vienna for EGU, we hope that you can attend this event as you begin the week of events. Please find the complete invitation and application here: http://goo.gl/b1QCuN
We hope you will consider attending this event. Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and make sure to apply by the application deadline: March 26, 2014.
You can also find more information on the event’s site here:
So Happy 30th Birthday Macintosh, this video from the original launch event once again demonstrates Jobs extraordinary ability to demo a product.
Although of course technically a huge step forward from the green screen personal computers of the time, the Mac was a commercial disaster leading to the infamous ousting of Jobs from Apple just a year later..Apple have done a great job celebrating the last 30 years, with Macs and their users from each year, including the awful Macs of the mid 1990′s at http://www.apple.com/30-years/
For the record, my personal ownership has been as follows..
1987 – Macintosh SE
1989 – Macintosh IIci
1990 – Macintosh LC (first Mac I actually purchased with my own money)
1992 – Powerbook 170 & Quadra 700
1993 – Cenris 660AV
1995 – Power Macintosh 8500
The Dark Years….
2002 iMac (the luxo lamp)
2004 PowerBook G4
2005 Power Mac G5
2007 Macbook Pro
2008 Macbook (White)
2009 Macbook Air
2010 Mac mini
2011 Macbook Air
2013 Macbook & Macbook Air
Beat that ?