Founded in 2015, NODE is a student association linked to the master program Geographical Information Management and Application, or GIMA in short. As this master is spread out over four Dutch universities (Delft, Enschede, Utrecht and Wageningen) and it attracts multiple foreign students, a link between all the students was needed. NODE is the direct result of this need. Our main goal is to bring the GIMA students together, both inside and outside of the contact weeks. To achieve this goal, activities are organized with either a focus on the informal or education.




The submissions for the GIMA Day are closed! If you still want to apply, send us an email at gimaday@uu.nl

On December the 17th, 2018, the 4th edition of the GIMA Day career event will take place! This event is aimed at all (master) students in the geo-information field. During this day, students, alumni and companies will have the opportunity to meet each other. The day will start with free lunch for all participants. Next, 3 companies will give a presentation. This is followed with a company fair, where 20 companies in the geo-information sector will be present. Subsequently, there will be workshops by companies. You have the opportunity to let us know your preference in the sign up form. The day will end with network drinks.

The programme of the day will be as follows:

13:00 – 13:45: Lunch
13:45 – 14:30: Plenary presentations by companies
14:45 – 15:45: Company fair
16:00 – 17:00: Workshops by companies
17:00 – 19:00: Network drinks

- Free entrance
- Lunch and drinks are provided
- Minnaert building, Leuvenlaan 4, Utrecht
- 13:00 - 19:00
- Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/B0ukq1m9oNul659w2
- Sign up before December 10th.

Enginear Workshop

On December 13th, 2018, together with Enginear, an innovative recruitment agency, we will organise a workshop about presenting yourself. Enginear advises students during and after their studies in the field of career choices. This is a unique opportunity to gain skills on how to get yourself in the picture with potential employers, especially with the upcoming GIMA Day in mind!

It is advised to bring your CV to the training! Enginear will give you the opportunity to ask questions about your CV and LinkedIn page.

The workshop will start at 17:30, in the Buys Ballot building, room 017 (ground floor). Doors will open at 17:15.

You can sign up here: https://enginear.nl/…/pitch-training-ter-voorbereiding-op-…/

The deadline for registration is December 7th.


On Wednesday November 21st, Geobuzz will take place in Den Bosch, the biggest annual geo-information event in the Netherlands. NODE will organize a Meet & Greet session between companies and students. 

Visit the website of GeoBuzz for the participating companies and for the registration of this (free) session, see: https://geobuzz.nl/deelname/. 

GIMA Piste

Back at it again with the GIMA Piste in Utrecht. After previous successful nights and even more successful mornings, this year’s edition will be just like that. Or better. 

The Piste will take place on Wednesday the 7th of November 2018, interfering with zero deadlines for the first and second years, so don’t worry! We will have dinner at Kartoffel first, starting at 18:30. Afterwards, at around 20:30, we will continue our evening at Mick O'connells. Please let us know by filling out the google form if you join for dinner or if we see you at Mick O'connells. After Mick we will descend the snowy slope they call the Nobelstraat.

We hope to see you all November 7th for this awesome night.


Geospatial World Forum will be organized in Amsterdam on 2-4 April 2019

NODE-GIMA Student Association has confirmed as Supporting Partner of Geospatial World Forum 2019. The Forum is a collaborative and interactive platform, which demonstrates collective and shared vision of the global geospatial community. It is an annual gathering of 1500+ geospatial professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem. Coming to its 11th edition, Geospatial World Forum has become the most talked about geospatial event, best-known for its futuristic themes, engaging content, and top-level attendees.

Co-hosted by the Dutch Kadaster, the 2019 Forum will carry the theme ‘#geospatialbydefault – Empowering billions!’ to demonstrate geospatial technology as ubiquitous, pervasive, and ‘default’ in our daily lives. Some of the topics to be discussed, includes sustainable development goals, smart cities, geointelligence, location analytics & business intelligence, environment; and emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, big data, cloud, blockchain and others.

We encourage members and alumni to contribute your expertise and participate at the Forum. Abstract submission is open until 30 October 2018. More details are available at www.geospatialworldforum.org

Presenting the new board of NODE!

We are happy to announce the fourth board of NODE:

Chair: Koen Boschman
Vice Chair: Niels Struis
Secretary: Florieke Drenth
Treasurer: Ronja van der Roest
External Committee Chair: Derek van Bochove
Internal Committee Chair: Jasmijn Kok

The coming year, they will be organizing many awesome, social activities as well educational events. Be sure to keep track of the Facebookpage and the website so you don’t miss any of our activities! 😊 


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