NEWTON MA (USA) – The Business Geography Specialty Group (BGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) announced the winners of the 2016 Student Paper Competition in Business Geography at the 2016 AAG Meeting in San Francisco, CA (March 29-April 2). The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in business geography including Retail, Real Estate, Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Marketing, Risk Assessment and Risk Management as well as Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
TheÂ Maptitude mapping softwareÂ team is proud to have provided corporate sponsorship for the Student Paper Competition. The prizes benefit students in higher education studying geography, with the goal to help develop business geography professionals.
The students are the future; Many of the students will go to work in businesses, and to support these students they must be encouraged with actions like those of the Maptitude team. – Grant Ian Thrall Ph.D.
The 2016 winners are:
Undergraduate Competition: Claire Stone, Texas State University
Graduate Competition: Mengyao Zhang, University of Connecticut
Caliper CorporationÂ develops state-of-the-artÂ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. With a focus on usability,Â MaptitudeÂ is designed to be a cost-effective, professionalÂ mapping softwareÂ product. Maptitude enables organizations to leverage their location-based data to improve decision making and planning, while minimizing expenditure through competitively priced solutions.