Poster contest for GIS Day 2018
September 26, 2018

The UCR Library will host a poster contest as part of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day 2018 activities at UC Riverside. 

The UCR Library presents its GIS Day event series in collaboration with the Center for Geospatial Studies, the School of Public Policy, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Environmental Sciences, the Department of History, GradQuant, and Capital Asset Strategies.

GIS Day, first established in 1999, provides an opportunity for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. This year, UCR will observe GIS Day on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to enter posters that highlight their use of GIS. All academic disciplines are eligible, including humanities as well as natural and social sciences.

Acceptable formats

Printed posters and a limited number of dynamic displays (such as Story Maps) will be accepted. Students whose abstracts were accepted must submit their posters for printing, or bring their printed poster, to the Map Collection in Orbach Science Library by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Poster printing fees are waived for the contest.

Collaborations are allowed, as are multiple entries. Please note that for group entries, the first author listed will be eligible for any prizes, should that entry win.

How to enter

Prior to entering, students must submit an abstract before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 for review and approval by the GIS Day Planning Committee.

To submit an abstract, please fill out this application form. For questions, you can contact Janet Reyes ( at the Orbach Science Library’s Map Collection, or call (951) 827-6421.

The committee will notify prospective entrants if their abstract was accepted or declined by Monday, Nov. 5.

Students whose abstracts were accepted must submit their posters by Friday, Nov. 7 to the Map Collection in Orbach Library.

Poster display

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the entries will be included in a GIS poster display in the lobby of Tomas Rivera Library.

From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, entrants will have the opportunity to explain their posters and answer questions.

The contest’s first, second, and third-place winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Rivera Library, Room 140.

Contest prizes will include a variety of items students will find useful.