WALDO TOBLER GISCIENCE AWARD


The Waldo Tobler GIScience Award is intended to stimulate scientific advancement in the fields of geoinformatics or geographic information science.

The prize is named after Emeritus Professor Waldo Tobler of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Submission procedure


The Waldo Tobler GIScience Award is given to scientists who have produced outstanding works in the fields of geoinformatics or geographic information science and have contributed to the sustained advancement of these fields.

The qualifications of the nominated persons should include achievements in both research and teaching. Nominees do not have to hold Austrian citizenship.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Selection process


The winner is decided by an awards committee set up by the Commission for GIScience of the OeAW.

There is no prize money. The winner receives a trophy and is invited to give a talk at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Application documents (in English):


  • Letter of recommendation, including a detailed statement on the candidate’s scientific qualifications
  • Tabular CV for the candidate
  • List of publications for the candidate