Poster Gallery Winners - 2019 Texas GIS Forum

The poster contest at the 2019 Texas GIS Forum had some amazing work and we're excited to share the top three winners with you. Thank you to all the GIS practicioners who attended the Forum and submitted posters!

The attendees judged each poster based on style, technical ability and creativity. Congratulations to:

  • 1st Place: Do Playgrounds Matter? by Janine Gillot, Austin Community College
  • 2nd Place: Shoreline Erosion Rate at St. Bernard Parish by Shauna Kinningham, Mott MacDonald.
  • 3rd Place: Texas Groundwater Management by Mark Olden, Texas Water Development Board

1st Place - Do Playgrounds Matter?

Created by: Janine Gillot, Austin Community College

The results of this ACC Capstone project point to the benefit that playground trees give to lower income students. Disadvantaged students who have larger playground tree canopies have higher math test scores and fewer behavioral infractions. This study looked at a local school district covering parts of Leander, Cedar Park, Austin, and Georgetown.

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A web preview of 1st Place poster winner

2nd Place - Shoreline Erosion Rate

Created by: Shauna Kinningham, Mott MacDonald

Shoreline Erosion Rates calculated from aerial photography delineation. Analyzed 21 miles of shoreline morphology to prioritize the areas of shoreline needing protection.

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A web preview of 2nd Place poster winner

3rd Place - Texas Groundwater Management

Created by: Mark Olden, Texas Water Development Board

Describes the history of Texas groundwater.

  • How much data Texas has on groundwater.
  • How Texas plans for the future regarding water.

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A web preview of 3rd Place poster winner

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