Trimble to Provide Geospatial Software, Training for UNIGIS Distance Learning Programs

October 19, 2015  - By
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Trimble will provide access to Trimble geospatial software products and online training for UNIGIS post-graduate distance learning students. Students can also take part in Trimble’s User Community to access training materials and participate in forums and discussions.

The UNIGIS International Association is a distance education initiative offering masters and postgraduate diploma and certificate programs in geographical information science and systems.

“We are pleased to provide geospatial software and online training programs to students in UNIGIS programs,” said Alain Samaha, business area director of GIS and Software for Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Working with UNIGIS, we can further support the industry by providing technology tools that enable students to be prepared for their careers.”

Trimble will provide UNIGIS distance learning students worldwide with access to eCognition, Inpho, UASMaster, GPS Pathfinder Office, SketchUp Pro and other software technologies for their study assignments and thesis development.

“UNIGIS is addressing the geospatial industry’s critical bottleneck of capacity building. This needs the sustained support of leading-edge companies like Trimble. Working together we can enhance the educational experience for students to promote future innovation and advancement of the geospatial industry,” said Prof. Josef Strobl at University of Salzburg and chair of UNIGIS International.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.