GISCI Announces 2017 Map Contest 1/9/2017
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GISCI Announces 2017 Map Contest 1/9/2017

GISP 2017 Map Contest Summary
GIS In Disaster Response

Des Plaines,  Jan 9. 2017 -- This year, the theme is 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.

Who may enter: Anyone is eligible, except those who are going to judge.

Submission Time Frame: January 1 to February 28, 2017 – Log onto the GISCI online portal to post files and the required submission form.


Map Contest Rules:

Map Spécifications

            Format - PDF

            Map Size – 11” x 17”

            Image File Size Limit – no greater than 5mb

Judging Criteria:

The Outreach Committee will determine the Top 12 and the Guest Judges will select their Best 3.

In addition the Top 12 will be open to on-line voting where the public will select the People’s Choice.

        Design Criteria Elements for Judging:

Each element will be weighted the same with a maximum number of 5 points to be earned on a 1 to 5 scale

Send entries as an email attachment with contact info to   Email Contact
Add 2017 Map Contest to the subject line.

Map Submission Form available here:

Media Contacts:
Bill Hodge GISP
Executive Director  GISCI
Office (IL) (847) 824-7768 
Cell  (325) 315-3251  
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