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May 24th, 2019
Esri Poster Contest Winners Announced at AAG Annual Meeting

REDLANDS, Calif.- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, recently announced the winners of the Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition. The winners were revealed at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2019.

  • 1st Place: Nicholas Bogen, Central Michigan University; The US In 11 Zip Codes. Cash prize $500.00
  • 2nd Place: Carly Robbins, Clark University; Warming’s Impact on Bird Distributions. Cash prize $450.00
  • 3rd Place: Tetyana Pecherska, Tufts University; US Offshore Aquaculture Potential. Cash prize $350.00
  • 4th Place: Douglas Stow, San Diego State University; Remote Sensing-Wildfire. Cash prize $200.00
  • 5th Place: Yaping Xu, Louisiana State University; Stepwise Soil Moisture Data. Cash prize $200.00

Esri worked in tandem with AAG to produce the competition, which invited contestants to share a poster displaying their own creative application of Esri’s GIS software to understand and resolve problems from the local to the global scale.

“It was wonderful to see the passion and creativity that people poured into their entry posters,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “I had the opportunity to have a few really illuminating conversations with the contestants, many of whom are students. It’s truly exciting to see that the future development of GIS application is in such inspired hands.”

Some 8,500 geographers, GIS specialists, and students attended this event, which focuses on developments and issues in geography, sustainability, and GIS.

To explore the many ways that Esri uses GIS to support higher education, visit www.esri.com/education.

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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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