Mapping Prize—2017 Best Maps
Supporting Spatial Thinking Through Excellence in Mapping
Maps don’t just show us where to go—they have the potential to transform our ways of seeing and understanding our world. The U-Spatial Mapping Prize encourages students at the University of Minnesota to make provocative and innovative maps. The Mapping Prize is made possible by a generous gift from alumnus Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri.
Thanks to all of the students who submitted entries to the U-Spatial Mapping Prize! The judges met on May 23, 2017, and as a group reviewed 51 maps in a variety of topics and formats. Below are the nine best maps. We will continue to expand the mapping prize next year to celebrate excellence in mapping.
Mapping Prize Awards
Best Overall Map ($1,000 or a trip to the Esri User Conference), Peder Engstrom
Undergraduate Student—Best Cartography ($250), Andrew Urevig
Scientific Interpretation and Communication, College of Continuing Education
"Minneapolis Beekeeping Permits, 2017"
Undergraduate Student—Most Provocative/Transformative Map ($250), Jasper Johnson
Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
"World map of Uranium Reserves, Uranium Mining, Nuclear Energy, and Nuclear Warheads"
Undergraduate Student—Best Use of Maps ($250), Keegan Rabelhofer
Undergraduate Student—Best Body of Work ($250), Students of GWSS3590*
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts
"Mapping for Justice: Air Emissions Impacts on Vulnerable Minneapolis Communities"
*Addy Alms, Tim Anderson, Briauna Baltzell, Esther Callahan, Harper Ciha, Minyoung Do, Wren Doyle, Abbey Guyette, Jessi Hartwig, Daniel Johnson, Kate Johnson, Kelsey Kawohl, Ciana Keller, June Kuoch, Rachel Lutchen, Maryia Makarchuk, Daycia McDill, Jess Minnerath, Elizabeth Mund, Bill Olson, Jack Overstreet, Grace Rude, Caitlin Samuels, Lucia Skinner, Kayla Stace, Olivia Stumbo, Sam Thompson, Laura Torgeson, Hale Williams, Alexis Zimmer
Graduate Student—Best Cartography ($250), Rebecca Barney
Master of Geographic Information Science, College of Liberal Arts
"Minnesota Renaissance Festival"