The GIS Certification Institute is conducting it’s 3rd annual map contest. This year’s competition is to produce a high quality map of a portion of the U.S. National Bridge Inventory (NBI). This will require parsing and geocoding ASCII files in which the NBI is stored, as well as the production of a quality map which could be viewed on the web. First, second, third place and honorable mentions will be awarded. The winning poster will be taken to the ESRI User Conference and submitted to the ESRI map book, if it was generated with ESRI products.
Who may enter: Anyone is eligible, except those who are going to judge.
Submission Time Frame: March 1 to 31, 2014 – Online portal to accept files along with a required submission form.
- 1st – $500, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $100, People’s Choice $500 and Honorable Mentions
- Each winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and People’s Choice) will also have their initial certification fee waived if the application is submitted within one year of the date the winners are announced. Current GISPs will have their renewal fees waived at their next recertification date
- Map submittal earns / qualifies for 1 point under the Contribution to the Profession category