Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition

Type: Poster
Sponsor Groups: Esri
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers, Joseph Kerski

Call for Submissions

Are you using Esri GIS technology to better understand an issue or problem from local to global scale and to propose solutions? If so, consider showcasing your work by participating in the Esri GIS technology poster competition at the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In this session, you will learn from others as you discuss your poster with people from all over the world. Cash prizes in five categories will be awarded.

Deadline for participation: February 14, 2019.

Once you receive confirmation of your abstract submission, please send it, your PIN, your name, a few other details, and your poster itself, to the following survey for inclusion in the session:


This poster session will feature innovative applications of Esri geographic information system (GIS) technology to showcase how spatial thinking through GIS is being used to understand an issue and to solve problems.

Guidelines: This poster session is open to anyone registered for the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting. Student participation is especially encouraged. Your poster must demonstrate the use of at least one component of the Esri ArcGIS platform, which could include ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, the R bridge, Insights for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Maps for Office, ArcGIS Community Analyst, ArcGIS Business Analyst, field apps such as Survey123 for ArcGIS or Collector for ArcGIS, mapping applications such as Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS or Esri Story Maps, or other Esri technology. The first 200 persons to submit a poster for this competition will be considered. Posters will be judged and awarded (cash prizes) in the following categories:

1. Best Use of Spatial Analytical Methods: How are techniques such as spatial statistics, overlay and proximity, multivariate mapping, space-time cubes, or others being used to analyze the patterns, relationships, and trends in the data, rather than simply displaying data on a map?

2. Best Use of Cartography to Tell a Compelling Story: How are classification methods, colors, 2D and 3D symbols, basemaps, multimedia, and other cartographic elements and techniques being used to clearly explain the problem or issue being examined?

3. Best Use of Components of Esri Technology (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Maps for Office, Insights, Community Analyst, etc.): How and to what extent are Esri GIS tools and functions being rigorously applied to display, analyze, and communicate the results of the research or the extent of the problem being examined?

4. Best Application of GIS to Solve a Relevant and Important Problem: How effectively does the poster show why GIS is an appropriate toolset to solve an important problem or to tackle an important issue? How effectively does the poster show how GIS was applied to a specific problem?

5. People's Choice: This category will be voted on by the AAG attendees who see your poster. How receptive were they to your poster's overall message, problem, and solutions?


ID Title Participant
000 Map Quilts Mark Kumler
University of Redlands
001 Introducing Remote Sensing Concepts Made Ease Ann Johnson
Associate Director GeoTech Center
002 The US in 11 Zip Codes: Mapping Socio-Economic Clusters & Exemplars of the United States Nicholas Bogen
Central Michigan University
003 Socioeconomic outcomes of redlining in Salt Lake City, Utah Amanda Cooley
004 U.S. Offshore Aquaculture Potential in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Tetyana Pecherska
005 An Assessment of Urban Sustainable Structures in Keene NH - USA: A focus on Thompson Road Low-Impact, Sustainable Subdivision Keene, New Hampshire - 42°55'03.6"N 72°14'24.6"W Aperr Naadzenga
Antioch University New England
006 Warming's Impact on Bird Distributions in California Carly Robbins
Clark University
007 Eyes on the Road: Looking at Traffic Safety in Ohio’s Miami Valley Jennifer Lumpkin
008 Remote sensing approach and geoprocessing tools for estimating wildfire rate of spread Douglas Stow
San Diego State University
009 Stepwise Downscaling of SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Data Using Spatial Statistic Models and Random Forests Yaping Xu
Louisiana State University
010 Traffic Sign Detection and Extraction with GIS, GPS, and Machine Learning ZIHAO WU

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