Tell a MrSid Story for its 20th Anniversary and other GIS Competitions

LizardTech is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the MrSID imagery format:

We'll be hosting events throughout the year to celebrate MrSID's 20th anniversary. In the meantime, we’re holding a contest, inviting people like you – in fact, you – to say a word or two about how MrSID has come to their rescue. Send us your recollection or tribute at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by July 10th, 2012. We’ll pick three contributors at random. Grand prize winner will receive an iPad and the two runner-ups will each receive a $50 gift card to We will announce the winners the winners via Twitter at Esri International User Conference in San Diego on July 24th.

- webpage via @gletham

Autodesk is running the Infrastructure Excellence competition with prizes including HP hardware, trips to Autodesk University and cash. Infrastructure projects that use specific Autodesk software are eligible. Last day to submit May 31.

- Infrastructure Excellence website via @engis

Four University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students who mapped all of the buildings, athletic fields and parking lots on their school's campus have tied with three other teams for third place in a Google Map Maker Competition.

University of Waterloo in Canada won the big prize. The folks, one of whom uses a wheel chair and mapped barriers to travel in the mode, got notebooks, stickers, etc. No word on if they are geo students or in some other area of study.

Chicago Tribune

Published Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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