Poster Gallery Winners - 2016 Texas GIS Forum

The poster contest at the 2016 Texas GIS Forum was bigger and better than ever before. Thank you to all the GIS practicioners who attended the Forum and submitted posters! The quality of posters was exceptional making the ultimate decision difficult.

The attendees judged each poster based on style, technical ability and creativity. Congratulations to the Texas General Land Office who won first place; Rob Thrift and Sandy Hannum of Prewitt and Associates, Inc. who won second place; and Prescott Christian from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality who won third place! Check out the winning posters below:

1st Place - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush's Energy Map of Texas

Created by: Alex Sanders, James Harkins, Robert Hatter, Chris Elam, Ken Mills, Mark Havens, Hector Valle, Lance Mcllhany, and Andrea Morgan of the General Land Office

Showing Significant Events and Well & Pipeline Locations Between 1543 and 2015.

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A web preview of 1st Place poster winner

2nd Place - Frost Town: Using GIS to Guide Archeological Excavations

Created by: Rob Thrift and Sandy Hannum of Prewitt and Associates, Inc.

As part of a TxDOT project to replace the Elysian Viaduct in downtown Houston, Prewitt and Associates conducted a detailed GIS study to aid in the archeological excavations at the site of Frost Town.

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A web preview of 2nd Place poster winner

3rd Place - Texas Interstate Compact Basins

Created by: Prescott Christian of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

This map was created to assist TCEQ staff with information related to the boundary watersheds governed by the Texas Interstate River Compacts. Each compact includes unique accounting rules and compliance requirements depending on the watershed characteristics and concerns of the member states. Integral to these requirements are the locations of USGS streamflow gaging stations, major reservoirs, sub-basin watersheds, and related water features. Providing this key information for all the compact basins on one map has proved to be a valuable resource and convenient reference tool for the compact engineer advisers from TCEQ.

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A web preview of 3rd Place poster winner

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