Categories: GIS Industry

GIS and Map Contests Roundup

Map and GIS data competitions are a great way to promote geospatial work and receive industry recognition.  Geospatial competitions range from both paper and digital map contests as well as contests designed to showcase the potential of different types of spatial data.  Here are current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.


To submit a map or GIS contest to this list, please fill out the form below the list.

BIM to Indoor GIS Contest

Make BIM useful to property owners by converting Revit to indoor GIS. CDV Systems is celebrating 20 years of bringing Revit success to the AEC market. To celebrate this milestone, CDV Systems is inviting you to enter your project name into our BIM to indoor GIS contest. If your project is selected, CDV System will convert the Revit rooms & families of a single Revit arch model & one linked MEP model into an Esri GIS indoor geo-database at no charge. Deadline: December 31st, 2019.  More: BIM to Indoor GIS Contest

Φ-sat-2 Challenge

As part of its initiative to promote the development of radically innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities onboard Earth Observation (EO) missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) announces an opportunity for the EO community to present cubesat-based ideas to be assessed for a potential Φ-sat-2 mission. This opportunity is open to “economic operators” – including, among others, industry, research institutes and academia.Submission deadline: January 31, 2020. More: Φ-sat-2 Challenge

California Map Society Student Essay Competition 2020

The California Map Society (CMS) is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center. As partners, the Society will underwrite and facilitate the jurying and awarding of a Student Paper Award.  The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in California that use the Center’s or any of Stanford University’s maps in a substantive way. Submission Deadline: 9 AM PST on March 2, 2020. More: California Map Society Student Essay Competition 2020

2020 ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS Students

Esri challenges US high school and middle school students to create and share projects about something in their home states, striving to be among the best in the school, state, and nation. Esri’s 2020 ArcGIS US School Competition is open to high school (“HS,” gr.9-12) and middle school (“MS,” gr.4-8) students in the US who can analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS web app or story map. Deadline: 5pm Pacific Time on Wed May 20, 2020. More: 2020 ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS Students

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