Map and Poster Winners Chosen at Annual GIS Day

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The Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization (formerly the Center for Geographic Information Systems) recently held its annual GIS Day Map and Poster Competition.

About 40 graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines across the Institute entered original maps and posters highlighting their interest and research in geospatial disciplines and technologies.

The winner for best poster was Matt Leonard, MS GIS&T, “School Attendance Zones vs Socioeconomic Disparity: A Case Study of Gwinnett County, Georgia.”

2nd Place went to Evan Mallen, Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, “Thermal Impacts of Built and Vegetated Environments on Local Microclimates in the Tech Climate Network.”

3rd Place went to Sophia Carpenter, MCRP, “Are Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks Accessible, Equitable, and Purposeful?”

The winner for best map was Lucy Bullen, BS ISYE 2017, "Baby Driver Washington DC Heist Planner."

2nd Place went to Amy Harper, BS CE 2018, “No Need for a Car in Downtown Portland.”

3rd Place went to Meghan Evers, BS CE 2018, “Poverty and Education in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.”

First-place winners get their names on a plaque in the Center’s office, a map-inspired book of their choice, and some Georgia Tech swag.

Entries this year were displayed on the 3rd floor of Architecture West.

Students were evaluated on originality, cartographic skills, and effectiveness as a communication device. Their peers served as judges, with winners announced at a reception at the end of GIS Day.


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  • Created By: Malrey Head
  • Created: 11/28/2017
  • Modified By: Malrey Head
  • Modified: 11/29/2017


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