Des Plaines, Ill., March 1, 2014—This year’s contest will require an entrant to produce a high quality map of a portion of the U.S. National Bridge Inventory. 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.
Current GISPs will have their renewal fees waived at their next recertification date.
Map Contest Rules:
Format – PDF
Map Size – 11″ x 17″
Image File Size Limit – no greater than 5mb
The Outreach Committee will determine the Top 12 and the Guest Judges will select their Best 3.
In addition the Top 12 will be open to on-line voting where the public will select the People’s Choice.
Design Criteria Elements for Judging:
Each element will be weighted the same with a maximum number of 5 points to be earned on a 1 to 5 scale
o Accuracy – grammar, punctuation, spelling
o Design/Layout – logical organization and visual flow of text and graphics
o Legibility – text font, text size, figures, tables, and graphics
o Visual Appeal – color coordination, geometry, accents, highlights, use of symbology
o Effective communication – understandable and concise
o Effective use of Geographic Information – appropriate use and portrayal of spatial data
Space to upload and submit a project will be made available on GISCI’s web site: