Showcasing the geospatial technology skills of undergraduate students in the U.S, is the Geospatial Technology Skills Competition, hosted by the GeoTech Center. Students choosing to compete will create a project that addresses a real-world problem. They will then share their projects, which demonstrate a use of geospatial technology, and any resulting deliverables as a poster.
Projects will be judged by a panel of experienced geospatial specialists, with the combined scores determining the winners. Judges will be paying specific attention to the project design, organization, analysis and overall presentation quality. You can find the official rubric here.
In order to compete, students must:
- be 18 years old or older
- be enrolled during the Spring 2016 term in a geospatial technology course or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution (undergraduate status)
- reside in the U.S.
- submit only their original work and cartographic output
- only submit one project
- work alone, no group projects.
Winning students will have their posters displayed at the 2016 ESRI User Conference map gallery and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2016 ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA June 27-July1, 2016.
Your entry form, 24×36 inch poster (electronic submission) and 250-500 word abstract describing your project must be submitted by 11 p.m. (CST) April 29, 2016.
For more information and to register, visit the GeoTech website.