Wednesday, November 18

Each year, TAMU GIS Day hosts a geospatial student poster exhibition and competition. This event is judged by a panel of audience members and experts in the field.

We invite all students from Texas A&M University and the Health Science Center to submit their ongoing or completed geospatial work. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes (best team or individual submission) proudly sponsored by the following organization:

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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 9, 2020
  • 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 18, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.


  • The TAMU GIS Day poster competition is open to all current TAMU graduate and undergraduate students.

Poster Display Setup

  • Date: November 18, 2020
  • Time: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Memorial Student Center (MSC), Room 2400
  • If you are in class at that time, please bring by your poster to the TAMU GeoInnovation Service Center (CSA 305) on November 17 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 18, 2020
  • Session Time: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Judging Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Memorial Student Center (MSC), Room 2400

First Place Award Announcement

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 18 at the GIS Industry Panel & Lunch & Awards session.

Competition Rules

  • Any GIS and/or Remote Sensing work will be accepted.
  • Submission may be of ongoing or completed work.
  • Submissions may be for individual or team work.
  • You may submit unlimited entries per person.
  • A map is not required on your submission, but you are submitting to a GIS Day Competition, so...
  • 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 work.
  • 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).

Additional Information

For any questions regarding the poster competition details, please email the GIS Day Committee

Submit Your Poster