Featured Maps - Fall 2017

Earlier this year the California Geographic Alliance held the first annual “My California GIS Mapping Showcase and Competition.” The contest encourages middle (4th-8th) and high school (9th-12th) students to harness the power of GIS and get connected with their state by producing an online map that focuses on stories, issues, or ideas that are important to them. 

This installment of the map gallery showcases some of the winning story maps and and honorable mentions that feature either the San Francsisco Bay Area or statewide topics. Please visit the contest website to see all of the other winners. To sign up to be a mentor and/or competition judge for the 2018 contest, go to calgeography.org.

4th - 8th Grade Winners and Honorable Mentions

Sports Locations

Cedar Burns and Zachary Stephens, Vinewood Elementary (Teacher Nicole Dickinson)

 

Fast Food Near Amusement Parks

Gavin Mora and Nathan Larson, Vinewood Elementary (Teacher Nicole Dickinson)

 

Rocks and Minerals of National Parks in California

Pranay Kulkarni, Morning Creek Elementary School (Teacher Soumya Chennapragada)

 

Endangered Species

Annalyn Grant and Camille Troy, Vinewood Elementary (Teacher Nicole Dickinson)

 

Landforms of California

Mihir Konkapaka, Morning Creek Elementary School (Teacher Soumya Chennapragada)

9th - 12th Grade Winners and Honorable Mentions

Pollution and Marine Debris

Renzo Juarez, Clark Magnet High School (Teacher Dominique Evans-Bye)

California Drought

Erika Hookasian and Mari Jrbashyan, Clark Magnet High School (Teacher Dominique Evans-Bye)

 

Fall 2017 Volume 10 Issue 1

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