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NACIS News: October 2022

Date posted: October 5, 2022


It’s almost conference time

The 42nd Annual Meeting is nearly here! We’re excited to meet in person in Minneapolis and have planned a full schedule of engaging events. Here’s a helpful checklist of things that you should do this week, if you haven’t already: 

 Register for the conference before early-bird pricing ends on Oct. 9th (full rates start Oct. 10th)

 Vote for our newest board members before Oct. 14th at 11:59pm

 Order your conference t-shirt in time to receive it before you leave for the conference

 Pre-order the latest Atlas of Design volume so you can pick it up in Minneapolis

Lucy Roberts wins Undergraduate Scholarship

NACIS is happy to announce that the winner of the 2022 NACIS Undergraduate Student Scholarship in Cartography is Lucinda (Lucy) Roberts. Lucy is a spatial data science major with a minor in global health at the University of Oregon’s Clark Honors College. She’s an employee of the UO Infographics Lab where she helps perform geospatial data analyses and create visualizations for a myriad of research partners. She spent the last summer developing her skills in programming and data visualization as a product engineering intern with Esri’s ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud team. She is interested in the ways GIS can be used to promote equity, and was named an Oxford University Human Rights Fellow in 2022.

Lucy’s winning map is focused on the impacts of increases in shipping traffic on Northern Indigenous villages along the Bering Strait. Read her cartographer’s statement

NACIS is proud to support Lucy’s continued pursuit of academic learning and excellence and wishes her the very best. The NACIS Undergraduate Scholarship in Cartography awards $1,000 and opens to applicants in the spring of each year. 

Video sponsors needed

Every year it costs NACIS about $20,000 to record and share conference videos. We’re seeking sponsorships to cover the cost so we can continue to build a library of cartographic content available to anyone on our YouTube channel. Please visit our video sponsorship page if you or your organization can make a donation. Thanks! 

Annual map design competition

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society is pleased to announce our 50th Annual Map Design Competition. The competition is open to all mapmakers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during 2022. Entry is free for all.

The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The focus of this competition is design; therefore, judging is based on cartographic design criteria, such as creativity, text (spelling and grammar too), balance, unity, visual hierarchy, clarity, use of color, and subject matter. See award categories and entry details here.  
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