GIS Students Maps His Way to Esri Award

Mr. Muteti during the interview at the Corporate Communications office

Mr. Muteti during the interview at the Corporate Communications Office

Thomas George Muteti, a third year Geo-spatial Information Science student at JKUAT is the 2015 winner of Esri Eastern Africa StoryMaps contest. Thomas floored 16 other contestants drawn from Kenyan Universities with his navigation app; which makes it easy to locate buildings and other essential facilities within JKUAT.

The contest was part of the 3rd Esri Eastern Africa Education GIS Conference which took place September 10, 2015 at AICAD grounds, JKUAT.

Commenting on his victory, Muteti lauded the strong academia industry liaison that the University has actualized which he said had exposed students to industry practices, standards and expectations. JKUAT, he added, had also installed requisite learning facilities, enabling students to do research and engage in practicals.

Following the win, the 23 years old who aims to be a GIS specialist earned a fully sponsored trip to attend the 2016 Esri Eastern Africa User Conference in Ethiopia. He will also benefit from a 2-day training by Esri on Working with ArcGIS Online.

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