Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition

Type: Poster
Sponsor Groups: , esri
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers, Astrid Ng, 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?


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