Students Are Active in Our Center
Students at the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization and across campus routinely create maps, software applications and code, and other geospatial tools as part of their research assistantships, classes, and sometimes even for personal enjoyment. Our students’ high-caliber work is often recognized through their contributions at conferences, workshops, geospatial contests, and through journal publications.
Since 2012, the Center and the Student Planning Association have hosted the GIS Day Map and Poster Competition each November during Geography Awareness Week. (The 2017 competition is highlighted above.) More than 100 students from across campus have participated in this event. Students submit original maps and posters highlighting their interests and research in geospatial disciplines and technologies and are evaluated based on their originality, cartographic skills, and effectiveness as a communication device. Entries for 2017 were displayed on the 3rd floor of Architecture West in the College of Design, peer-reviewed and judged, with winners announced during a reception at the end of GIS Day. In previous years, entries were displayed in the Jean Cohen Gallery in the College.
Click on an image below to view GIS Day submissions and sample works created by students enrolled in GIS classes offered through the School of City and Regional Planning and taught by our research faculty.