GIS Student Poster Competition

The Department of Geography at Western University is pleased to host the GIS Student Poster Competition. All students from the Faculty of Social Science and any students who have a supervisor within the Department of Geography, were invited to participate with studies on any topic regarding GIS and its use.

About the Competion

The poster competition aims to encourage geospatial thinking and to award outstanding students in GIS learning and research.

The 2018-19 submission deadline is March 1, 2019.

Winning Criteria: 

Work presented in the poster demonstrates excellence and effective use of GIS analysis. Poster visual quality includes layout, design, readability, and graphics.


  • 1st prize: $100 Bookstore gift certificate
  • 2nd prize: $50 Bookstore gift certificate
  • 3rd prize: $25 Bookstore gift certificate

Previous Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated!


1st Prize
Boyu Feng
Impervious Surface Area Extraction Using Simulated EnMAP Imagery

2nd Prize
Katherine Wilson, Angela Piaskoski
Mapping Children's Perspectives on Neighbourhood Barriers and Enablers to Active Travel

3rd Prize
Jenny Tjhin
Space-Time Analysis of Breast Cancer in Ontario (2003-2013)


1st Prize
Jiaao Guo
Estimating the “Complete” Surface Temperature of Greater Toronto Area

Catherine DuBrek
Examining Community Food Environments for Elementary School-Aged Children in the City of London and Middlesex County, Ontario

2nd Prize
Felipe Gonzalez-Macqueen, Giles Spence-Morrow, Peter Bikoulis, Willy Yepez-Alvarez and Justin Jennings
Spatial Analysis of Circular Geoglyphs in the Sihuas Valley, Peru

3rd Prize
Heather Peacock
A Global GIS Analysis of Primate Diversity and Biogeography: Assessing Trends in Habitat Loss and Extinction Risk to Inform Primate Conservation