GIS Day 2017 Poster and Web Map Awards

Posted on 11/29/2017 | Matt Cohn
Geography & GIS hosted GIS Day 2017 in the Natural History Building's SESE Core on Thursday, November 16th. It was a great success, with over 20 student posters on display. Students also submitted dynamic web maps, available to view on the GIS Day website.

GIS Day participants and attendees cast votes for the poster competitions during the event, and the dynamic web maps were judged by the GIS Day Planning Committee. Here are the winners and runners-up for each competition:

Illinois GIS Day 2017 Poster and Web Map Competition Winners
Cartographic Design Quality Award
Winner: Nattapon Jaroenchai, PSM in GIS student | Internet Access in 2017
Runner-up: Becky Vandewalle, GGIS PhD Student | Top 500 Supercomputers

Research Quality Award

Winner: Aida Guhlin, GGIS PhD student | ‘Buscando el cuidado’: Spatial mismatch of health services in Spanish for Latinx immigrants in suburban Chicago communities of Aurora, Cicero, and Carpentersville
Runner-up: Shubhanshu Mishra, iSchool PhD student | Studying geo-conflict and cooperation over time using media reports: A case study using temporal geographical maps

Best Dynamic Web Map
Winner: Zac Truesdell, GGIS and Integrative Biology double-major | UIUC Then and Now
Runners-up: Fikriyah Winata and Ruoxin Li, PSM in GIS students | Dengue Fever in Jakarta, Indonesia: A study of spatial pattern of dengue fever in 2015