BC GIS Contest 2021 Submissions are now open! To see the guidelines and submit your project, check out our GIS contest 2021 page.
Last year, the Boston College Libraries celebrated a decade of submissions for the the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Poster Contest. Over 10 years ago, the BC Libraries partnered with Research Services and ITS to promote the use of GIS at Boston College. GIS had reached a watershed moment where the confluence of the commercialization of GIS software, GPS data availability and a recognition of the value of spatial analysis for decision-making had opened up the use of GIS across disciplines. In 2002 the Boston College Libraries librarians began integrating GIS training into Social Work curriculum, eventually expanding into Nursing and other areas. Now, it is widely recognized that a basic knowledge of GIS is a valuable skill in almost every field.
Since that time, we have received more than 100 submissions from Boston College students, focusing on research subjects that span the globe from an inventory of local trees around campus to the health care systems of Syria. Here we highlight just a few; to see a larger gallery of the submitted projects, check out our e-scholarship page!
Congrats to our 2021 Competition Winners!
Abolfazl Sotoudeh Sherbaf, Sociology, for “BLM Protests 2020: Police Brutality, Socio-Economics, & Pandemic”
Alexandra Baker, International Studies and French, for “Migration: A Journey Across the World”
Previous Winner Gallery
2020 Digital Winner