2018 ArcGIS Online Competition

 2018 Map Competition for Utah High School and Middle School Students

Basic Information

  • Theme:
  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: All Utah public, private, or homeschooled students are eligible to enter the contest. Maps can be submitted individually or as a team of two students. Limit of one entry per student or team.
  • ArcGIS Online Requirement: You must use ArcGIS Online to create an original map that features an interesting story about your hometown. The map you submit must be a story map in one of the following formats:
    • Story Map Journal
    • Story Map Series
    • Story Map Tour
  • ArcGIS Online is available to any K-12 school in the United States free of charge from Esri: Go to https://esri.app.box.com/connectedpdf to sign up for a free ArcGIS Online school organization account. Your final map must be created using the school organization account. You may not use a public account.
  • Prizes:  The five maps judged the best in each division will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com. All students whose maps are submitted and their teachers will also receive Map Competition T-shirts.

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Guidelines

  • Each school is allowed to submit up to five student maps for the state competition.

All qualified entries need to meet the following guidelines for topic and map construction:

  • Your final project may include images and videos but must be primarily based on the data on your original map.
  • Your mapped story must include some analysis based on the information presented. Some examples of analysis are:
    • Use the ArcGIS measure feature to determine the size of an area shown on your map.
    • Create symbols for your map using Map Notes to show important locations.
    • Create a layer using a csv file to show the geographic distribution of some type of feature, and include your explanation of the distribution as a part of the story map.
    • Create a layer using a csv file with numerical information that can be displayed using the ArcGIS “Counts and Amounts” feature.
    • Compare two or more imported layers and explain the patterns you find.
  • All of your research must be documented on the Details page of your ArcGIS tory map. All non-original materials need to be properly referenced. Include a description of how your original map was created and how you did your analysis.

Map Construction Guidelines

  • You must use ArcGIS Online to construct your map.
  • Your map must address the theme for 2018.
  • Your map must be original and not created using only layers of data already available either online or from Esri.  To meet that criteria, you must have created at least one layer of your own data.
  • Your final map for submission must be one of the following:
    • Story Map Journal
    • Story Map Series
    • Story Map Tour

Maps can only be submitted by an individual student or a team of two students.

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Judging Criteria

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Questions

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Utah Geographic Alliance 2016 Summer Community Mapping Workshops

UGA Update – 3 Community Mapping GIS/GPS Workshops Offered this Summer

The Community Mapping Program involves teachers and students in a community-based project that incorporates geo-spatial technology and other characteristics of active and inquiry-based curriculum. Students use GIS/GPS in the process of discovering and answering questions about their community rather than learning technology for technologys sake. The five day Community Mapping Workshop models active classroom and fieldwork with community partners as participants design a classroom project. Teachers create a free ArcGIS online account and learn how to create Story Maps to tell their community story.

3 Community Mapping Workshops offered this summer in
St. George June 20-24
Utah County June 27-July 1
Salt Lake August 1-5

Benefits
Build relationships with local community leaders and GIS professionals
Analyze real-life issues in the community
Use GIS, GPS and other geospatial technologies to enhance the understanding of issues and facilitate informed decision-making
Design a local community project for your classroom
Free GPS unit!
3 Semester hours credit
Required course for GIS endorsement through CTE

Participant Costs
$50 Registration fee payable to Utah Council for Social Studies
Travel to and from Workshop
Registration fee for SUU credit optional

To register, go to: https://uen.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse