Wednesday, November 15

Join the Texas A&M University in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to help students, faculty, and industry to educate, innovate, and collaborate. This event is proudly sponsored by the following organizations:


Great prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entries!

  • 1st Prize $200
  • 2nd Prize $100
  • 3rd Prize $50
  • Audience Favorite Prize $50

*  Prizes provided by the University Libraries.

Registration, Abstract & Poster Submission

  • Date: November 11, 2017
  • Time: Midnight
  • Abstract and poster (powerpoint or pdf file) should be submitted electronically to a cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.) by the deadline. Submit the abstract & shareable link to the poster file by clicking the submit button below. Please bring and have your poster displayed before the competition starts on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 09:00 a.m.


  • The TAMU GIS Day poster competition is open to all current TAMU graduate and undergraduate students.
  • For those who wish to be eligible for the APSG poster competition (posters will be automatically submitted on your behalf), only students who are members of APSG will be eligible. APSG student membership is free. If a TAMU student is NOT a member of the APSG main chapter or local chapter, they can go to the website and sign-up to become an APSG member.

Poster Display Setup

  • Date: November 15, 2017
  • Time: 08:30 a.m. - 08:45 a.m.
  • Location: Evans Library, 1st Floor, Poetry Circle
  • If you are in class at that time, please bring by your poster to the Map & GIS Library (Evans 202) on November 14 from 12:00-05:00 p.m.

Poster Competition

You are encouraged to attend to discuss your project, but it is not mandatory to participate.

  • Date: November 15, 2017
  • Session Time: 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
  • Judging Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Evans Library, 1st Floor, Poetry Circle

First Place Award Announcement

  • Date: November 15, 2017
  • Time: 05:00-06:00 p.m.
  • Location: Evans Library, 204E

Competition Rules

  • Any GIS and/or Remote Sensing work will be accepted.
  • Submissions may be for individual or team work.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • Submissions should include introduction, objectives, approach, results, discussion, and conclusions (or their equivalents).
  • Submissions must include a clear statement on the Map Geodetics. This should identify the Projected CRS, Datum, etc.
  • Submissions must clearly state map scale.
  • Submissions must make effective use of Geographic Information - appropriate use and portrayal of spatial data.
  • Submissions must demonstrate accuracy - grammar, punctuation, spelling, text font, text size, figures, tables.
  • Submissions must use effective design/layout - logical organization and visual flow of text and graphics.
  • Submissions must have visual appeal - color coordination, geometry, accents, highlights, use of symbology.
  • Submissions should demonstrate effective communication - understandable and concise.
  • Submisisons must be original - unique presentation.
  • Submissions must be a poster of size: 36"W X 24"H.
  • Submissions should use landscape orientation (PREFERRED).
  • Submissions must be in pdf or jpeg format – pdf format is PREFERRED.
  • Submissions may not to exceed 10MB.
  • Winners do not have to be present to win but maintain the responsibility of collecting any prizes that are won in the contest.
  • Winners will be responsible for any government taxes.
  • Prizes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.
  • Only one (1) prize can be awarded per map entry (even if a map has multiple authors, only one prize is awarded).
  • Every map submitted for the TAMU GIS Day Mapping Competition will also be entered automatically into the larger APSG Student Mapping Competition whose winners will be announced at the November 18th meeting of APSG, and prizes awarded at that meeting (the super-prizes). There will be competition from other students from other schools for that event.

Additional Information

For any questions regarding the poster competition details, please email Sierra Laddusaw

Submit Your Poster