Featured Maps - Fall 2018

The California Geographic Alliance held the second annual “My California GIS Mapping Showcase and Competition” this past spring. 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. The state competition is part of the Esri ArcGIS Online Competition for US High Schools and Middle Schools.  

This installment of the map gallery showcases some of the winning story maps and honorable mentions that feature either the San Francisco Bay Area or statewide topics. Please visit the contest website to see all of the other winners or to sign up to be a mentor and/or competition judge for the 2019 contest.

4th - 8th Grade Winners and Honorable Mentions

LGBT Pride Parades

Emma Ruud, Rancho Cucamonga Middle School, Rancho Cucamonga (Teacher/Project Mentor: Jill Schwartz)

California in the Civil War

Hamza Jaleel and Clay Ballard, Holmes Junior High School, Davis (Teacher/Project Mentor: Anna Amsler)


The Husky

Owen Michaels, Vinewood Elementary School, Lodi (Teacher/Project Mentor: Nichole Dickinson)


Junior Ranger Programs in California

Mihir Konkapaka, Morning Creek Elementary School, Poway (Teacher/Project Mentor: Soumya Chennapragada)

9th - 12th Grade Winners and Honorable Mentions

OUSD Schools Field Study: Equity and Environmental Justice

Justice Gardner, Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland (Teacher/Project Mentor: Sarah Bremer)

Alameda Boba Shops

Abigail Pagila, Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland (Teacher/Project Mentor: Sarah Bremer)

Fall 2018 Volume 11 Issue 2

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