Conservation Mapping Competition


Esri and the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) have launched the International Conservation Mapping Competition.  Cash prizes include the $5,000 Grand Prize and $1,000 in category prizes covering the following:

  • Grand Prize: Best exemplification of conservation mapping
  • Best Traditional Cartography: Best design and art in a static map (hard copy or online)
  • Best Interactive Web Map: Best design and usability in an interactive web map
  • Best Use of Science: Best design and impact in presenting challenging scientific concepts
  • Best Societal Impact: Most compelling impact on society
  • Best Innovation: Most creative use of mapping tools to communicate a conservation

Submitted maps must be created using Esri software and be accompanied by an essay describing the application of the map.  The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2011 and accepted maps will be displayed with SCGIS and the Society for Conservation Biology at the Esri International User Conference, July 11–15, 2011, in San Diego, CA.

More information about the competition:



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