Previous Map Contest Winners

Previous Winners -  GIS Certification Institute Map Contest

Since 2012, GISCI has hosted an annual map competition inviting members of the GIS community to submit and share a map of their creation. Check out previous year themes and winners below! 



Professional Category:

Student Category:



Professional Category:

Student Category:



Professional Category:

  • 1st Place: Mele Koneya, Preserving the McDowell Mountains                      
  • 2nd Place: Emily Routman, Impacts of Urban Renewal, Richmond, VA            
  • 3rd Place: Mai El Gazzar Ghaly, El Gazzar, Alexandria                                                                                  

Student Category:



Theme: No theme, topic & style up to entrants



Theme: Create a GISP location map



Theme: None – topic & style up to each entrant



Theme: Disaster response. The challenge is to develop a map which shows us how GIS could be, or has been used in a disaster response scenario, either real or imagined. Maps could show disaster preparation; use of GIS during a disaster to manage emergencies, people, supplies, etc.; or use of GIS during post-disaster recovery efforts.



Theme: This year, we chose to focus on change. The challenge is to utilize the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) to tell a story about change. Perhaps it will be about habitat loss, or maybe it will be about urban growth - whatever story you choose to tell, it must be supported by analysis of two or more years in NLCD and you must include the numbers in the map. We’ve seen a lot of pretty maps over the years; now we want to see some hard-hitting analysis to support the pretty picture.



Theme: None – topic & style up to each entrant



Theme:  Produce a high quality map of a portion of the U.S. National Bridge Inventory (NBI). This required parsing, geocoding  ASCII files in which the NBI is stored, as well as producing of a quality map which could be viewed on the web.