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Call for Posters and Maps 26th Annual New York State GIS Conference

The deadline for a poster or a map abstract was Wednesday, September 8, 2010.


People's Choice Judging Process

Conference attendees voted for a best in each category: maps and posters. Please plan to be near your poster for the Monday reception from 5:00 to 6:30 pm to represent your poster!

Criteria for assessing a poster or a map

  • Accuracy - grammar, punctuation, spelling
  • Design/Layout - logical organization and visual flow of text and graphics
  • Legibility - text font, text size, figures, tables, and graphics appropriate, clear, and/or readable; appropriate point, line and polygon symbology
  • Visual Appeal - color coordination, geometry, accents, highlights, graphics
  • Effective communication - well defined topic, appropriate title, understandable and concise purpose, problem statement, description, procedures, results, and conclusions; appropriate amount of information
  • Effective use of Geographic Information - appropriate use and portrayal of spatial data for stated purpose
  • Originality - unique topic, new and or innovative ideas, novel presentation


Maps Critiqued by Experts

One highly interesting session at the NYS GIS Conference is the annual Map Critique Session, a session that provided the attendees with an opportunity to witness a comprehensive review of maps by a team of experienced cartographers and GIS professionals. Maps were presented for everyone to see and reviewers commented on both the positive and negative aspects of the maps. The authors of the maps were free to interact with the reviewers. Everyone had the opportunity to learn more about cartography through an active exchange of ideas.

The Reviewers were:
Bill Johnson,CSCIC, Assistant Deputy Director, NYS Office of Cyber Security
John Barge, GIS/Web Manager, Adirondack Park Agency
Lee Herrington, GIS Professor, SUNY-ESF