Winners Announced for 2020 New Hampshire Online Mapping Competition

NHEdGIS and NHSTE is proud to announce the state winners of the 2020 New Hampshire’s Online Map Competition for middle and high school students. Students created original online maps focusing on topics of their choosing within New Hampshire.   From wetlands to trails to the veterans of Nashua, this year’s maps displayed remarkable creativity and thoughtfulness in a time of incredible uncertainty.   The continued effort of students and teachers to apply geospatial technologies, in light of the challenges of remote learning, is commendable.

Each of the winning state awardees will receive a monetary prize of $100 thanks to ESRI’s monetary support and the administrative support of NHSTE. The state finalists have been entered in ESRI’s national map competition. 

All of the entries were reviewed by panel of judges who volunteered their time to examine each map and narrative.  After final deliberation the following maps were determined to be New Hampshire state finalists. Special thanks to the judges!

  • Shane Bradt, Geospatial Technology Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension;
  • Lara Bryant, Former Geography Steward for New Hampshire
  • Sue Cox, Conservation Education Coordinator, United States Forest Service
  • Stan Freeda, State Educational Technology Director, NH Department of Education
  • Rebecca Lilja, GIS Specialist, United States Forest Service
  • Tom Luther, GIS Team Lead, United States Forest Service

Congratulations to the state winners! Click on the map title to view their map submission.

HS State Finalist

Map Title:   A Tale of Three Trails

Student: Olivia Dodge;  Teacher: Ina Ahern;  School: Plymouth Regional High School

Middle School State Finalist

Map Title: St Francis Cemetery: Fallen War Heroes

Student: Mihir Garimella;  Teachers: Mary Foran and Susan Carey;  School: Fairgrounds Middle School

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