Florence Broderick

Spatial Data Scientist of the Year Award

At this year’s upcoming Spatial Data Science Conference the first winner of the Spatial Data Scientist of the Year award will be announced.

Do you know someone who has pushed the boundaries of spatial analysis in 2020? Someone who has used the power of location to have a significant impact on our world? Someone who has used new types of data and advanced methodologies to put Spatial Data Science on the map? We want to hear about them and their work.

Judged by our committee of Spatial Data Science experts, the winner of this award will be announced on October 23rd during the live event.

Photo of attendees at #SDSC19


The committee for the Spatial Data Scientist of the Year Award will base their decision on the following criteria (all of which have an equal weighting):

  • Use of new types of data: the individual has used new types of geospatial data which are considered more challenging to analyze, moving the needle for their organization to extract insights from new types of location data (rather than using traditional datasets only). This might be mobile event data, GPS data, indoor WiFi data, social media data or any other type of Big Data which has only recently started to be used in spatial analysis workflows.
  • Impact of projects delivered: the results of the individual’s analysis and modeling are causing a change in their industry and/or being applied to a real business or societal challenge.
  • Innovation in methodology: the individual uses new technologies, libraries and methodologies to create spatial models, creating more sophisticated models for their organization or research.

The committee understands that innovation in Spatial Data Science is spread across academia, private and public sectors as well as not for profits or volunteers. They look forward to seeing nominations from all types of organizations.

Nominations should be submitted by October 8th 2020.

Know someone who deserves to be Spatial Data Scientist of the Year?

Nominate them now!
About the author
Florence Broderick

Flo is VP Marketing at CARTO, leading our Demand Generation, Content, Product Marketing and SDR teams to translate the value of Location Intelligence to existing and prospective clients, generating demand for spatial analysis use cases on our platform. Prior to joining CARTO, Flo was Global Head of Marketing and Communications for LUCA, Telefónica's specialist Big Data unit.

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