U-Spatial Mapping Prize - 2013 Best Maps

Thanks to all of the students who submitted entries to the U-Spatial Mapping Prize!  The judges met on December 22nd, 2013 and as a group reviewed 36 maps in a variety of topics and formats.  During the judging process, it became clear that the categories we defined were not going to match well with the maps submitted.  For example, one category saw only two submissions and there lacked a category to reward great cartography.  Using the original categories may have resulted in no prizes given.  Over several weeks of discussions, the judges decided to change the categories and award amounts to reflect the submissions received.  We will continue to expand the mapping prize next year to celebrate excellence in mapping. The prizes are made possible by a generous gift from U of M alumnus Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri.

Mapping Prize Awards

Most Provocative Map ($500), Brian Krohn

PhD candidate in Natural Resource Science and Management, CFANS

for three maps (Ideal Environments for Humans, In Case of Zombie Apocalypse: Regroup in Borneo, and World GDP Per Capita as Historic US GDP Per Capita)

Best Cartography ($500), Taylor Long

Master of Geographic Information Science, College of Liberal Arts
for Madison Fork Ranch and Environs

Madison Ranch

Best Interactive Map - Undergraduate Student ($500), Rebecca Barney

Geography, College of Liberal Arts

for Rebecca's Campus Map Fall 2013

Rebecca's Map

Best Interactive Map - Graduate Student ($500), Tony Damiano

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School
for North Minneapolis Asset Project

Northside Assets

Best Use of Maps ($250), Spencer Bauer & Shannon Sawyer

Masters of Landscape Architecture, College of Design
for Reverse Assimilation of Native Pacific Culture

Best Use of Maps ($250), Alex Hill & Bingqin Huang

Masters of Landscape Architecture, College of Design
for Brownfields - Post Industrial Possibilities

Brownfields

Best Overall Submissions (Trip to Esri Geodesign Summit), Taylor Long

Master of Geographic Information Science, College of Liberal Arts
for Madison Fork Ranch and Environs and e-Bird Participation in 2012

eBird Participation

Judges

  • Linda Buturian, Senior Teaching Specialist, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
  • Thomas Fischer, Professor and Dean, College of Design
  • Brad Herried, Cartographer / Web Developer, Polar Geospatial Center
  • Francis Harvey, Associate Professor, Geography and U-Spatial Director
  • Mark Lindberg, Director, University of Minnesota Cartography Lab
  • Len Kne (Moderator), U-Spatial

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