Poster Gallery Winners - 2017 Texas GIS Forum

The poster contest at the 2017 Texas GIS Forum had some amazing work and we're excited to share the top three winners with you. Thank you to all the GIS practicioners who attended the Forum and submitted posters!

The attendees judged each poster based on style, technical ability and creativity. Congratulations to:

  • 1st Place: Logan Hope & Jamison Brandenburg, Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture: Stephen F. Austin State University
  • 2nd Place: James Harkins, Buck Cole, Brandice Nelson, Lance McIlhany & Joan Kilpatrick, Texas General Land Office.
  • 3rd Place: Holly Wiese, Austin Community College

1st Place - Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Created by: Logan Hope & Jamison Brandenburg of Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture: Stephen F. Austin State University

A historic map depicting the location of the first road to Texas from the north along with modern day and historic maps.

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A web preview of 1st Place poster winner


2nd Place - Texas and the Great War

Created by: James Harkins, Buck Cole, Brandice Nelson, Lance McIlhany & Joan Kilpatrick – Texas General Land Office

Texas and the Great War examines the role of Texas and Texans in World War I. This map features 74 people and places that were significant to the war effort, is everything a 4th or 7th-grade Texas History student would need for the classroom, and sheds light on an oft-forgotten chapter in our nation’s, and state’s, history. For more information, and to purchase this map, please visit: http://www.glo.texas.gov/history/archives/map-store/index.cfm#item/94412

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A web preview of 2nd Place poster winner


3rd Place - Visualizing our Commute Experience

Created by: Holly Wiese – Austin Community College

In the fall of 2016 Travis County held a series of public meetings and conducted an on‐line survey to gather input from the public. Close to 3000 people took the survey and provided feedback to Travis County about their transportation concerns and ideas. This poster looks at the comments section of the survey in order to visualize the collective transportation experience of people in Travis County.

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A web preview of 3rd Place poster winner

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