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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so show us your maps and web mapping applications at this year’s GIS-T Mapping Gallery. The GIS-T community has demonstrated many creative and insightful ways through maps, other graphical forms, and the web, for getting their message out to their audience. If you or your agency has created products like these to augment your message, the Mapping Gallery would be a perfect opportunity to show them to the GIS-T community. You can enter your maps and web mapping applications to the Mapping Gallery, for display at this year’s conference, at the conference registration site. All entries will be evaluated for possible awards by judges during the conference.
The Mapping Gallery exhibit are is reserved for professional and transportation agency projects and work. It is not intended to be a venue for private industry promotion. Posters are not to exceed Arch E size (36″ X 48″).
All participants are encouraged to select the judging category (described below) that their map best exemplifies.
This category is reserved for “Official” publications by your transportation agency. GIS should be involved in some aspect of the product creation. Typically, these will be professionally printed maps produced in mass quantity. State transportation (travel) maps are a good example of this category. State rail maps, bike maps, and other professional publications dealing with any aspect of transportation also qualify.
This category is for GIS-generated products which are used to convey information; or to synthesize multiple data elements; or to analyze and report results. The variations on how GIS is used to convey information are almost limitless. Items submitted in this category can be single-use, non-production elements or broadly disseminated maps and/or posters. These items are the common work-horses that we all use on a routine basis. Examples might be AADT maps, crash location maps, ride quality index maps, or transit stops. Whatever kind of information your area uses to accomplish its daily work, chances are someone is generating GIS products to help understand it.
This category is reserved for posters and/or maps that are prepared specifically for public meetings. They may be used as part of a charrette or public information session but they must be intended for an audience. An example of a potential map would be one showing Preferred Alternatives on a project that is brought to public comment sessions.
Please submit in this category, maps that are especially good at using cartography effectively to convey the map message. This can be as simple as making sure the elements that are essential get proper emphasis or they can be truly creative or complex. This is the category to submit the extremely well-done maps that take extra effort or thought to make it all work together.
The Symposium attendees will vote for their favorite display during the Mapping Gallery Reception.
Judges will vote for their favorite web mapping application during the web presentations. We expect the web mapping application presentations to be near the printed Map Gallery to encourage everyone to see all the submissions.