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Blue Marble Geographics Academic Scholarships (US$1,000)

Blue Marble Geographics have just released their academic scholarship program (competition) for this year. The program is aimed at providing an amount of at least US$1,000 to the best scholar including free license for their software.

What is Blue Marble Geographics?

Blue Marble Geographics® is a GIS and geodetic software development company that provides cutting-edge yet accessible products designed for both novice and experienced geospatial professionals. For nearly three decades, the company’s products have been used and trusted by organizations around the globe — including government agencies, universities, and Fortune 500 companies.

Blue Marble’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of the geospatial technology sector with a particular focus on coordinate conversion, lidar and photogrammetric point cloud processing, geospatial software development, and user-driven product development.

Read more about them here.

Now, back to the business of the article which is the academic scholarship.

About the Blue Marble Scholarship Program

Blue Marble offers students a chance to win a US$1,000 scholarship and a Global Mapper Pro license by submitting the results of a research project involving the use of Global Mapper. Open to undergraduate or graduate students currently attending an accredited institution of higher education; this annual program encourages students to explore the full depth of functionality available in the software while expanding their core competency in the field of GIS.

Eligibility Criteria

The Global Mapper Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at any recognized institution of higher education worldwide.  To qualify, the student must be enrolled in a program. The award of $1000 will be paid directly to the academic institution where the winner is currently enrolled.

Submission Requirements and Process

Participants may submit a written thesis, or a project report, or a poster on any topic or theme. However, to be considered for the scholarship award, Global Mapper must be employed for data creation or collection, analysis or processing, and/or final presentation.

All submissions must be written in English.

Application Deadline

To be eligible for the 2022 scholarship, entries must be received no later than December 31, 2022.

Winner Selection

All entries will be reviewed by the Blue Marble Scholarship Committee, and the winner will be notified no later than January 9, 2023.  The award will take place at a virtual ceremony at the annual user conference – GeoTalks2023 at 12:00 (US EST).

Publishing Results

Blue Marble will publish an overview of the applicant’s research in a case study or similar form along with the announcement of the award.

Interested scholars can submit their projects using the button below.

You can also find the original post for this opportunity from the Blue Marble Geographics website which contains details on:

  • the terms and conditions
  • previous winner and their work
  • including more information about the company and what they do.

Perhaps this could be an opportunity for young and upcoming scholars to outshine themselves. Read more by clicking here.

About the Author


Kumbirai is a freelance GIS Analyst and GIS Developer with innovative skills and interests in spatial epidemiology, Web-based GIS applications for sustainability, Space technology, Exploration, and Inclusive and Digital Land Information Systems all towards the attainment and achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

He is also a true believer of the power of location and geospatial intelligence to CHANGE THE WORLD in making it better for us ALL.

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