Prize Maps

This page contains links to the top five maps in each division of the 2017 Minnesota ArcGIS Map Competition. Honorable mention was given to student maps that were awarded high scores by the judges and are listed at the bottom of the page.
Congratulations to all these students on their accomplishments in mapping a wide range of interesting topics. This year’s contest focused on mapping topics located within 50 miles of the student’s hometown. The first map in each division will represent Minnesota in the inaugural national ArcGIS competition sponsored by Esri.
Click on the images to open the story maps.

We are proud to present the national high school winner.
 
 Congratulations to Alyssa Isaacson of Denfeld High School for winning the high school division of the first Esri ArcGIS Map Competition. Working with her teacher, Gina Hollinday, Alyssa created an in depth look at the iron mines of Minnesota. Alyssa and Gina will be honored at the Esri User Conference in San Diego this July.

High School Division - Grades 9 to 12
High School Division Judges:
  • Brad Neuhauser, GIS Specialist, Office of Minnesota Secretary of State

  • Greta Poser, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Analysis, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

  • Brandon Crissinger, GIS professional with Pro-West & Associates Inc.


 
http://arcg.is/2qn7K1o
Minnesota Iron Range Mines
Student: Alyssa Isaacson
Teacher: Gina Hollinday
School: Duluth Denfeld
National Winner - Esri ArcGIS Map Competition
 
https://isd709.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=337e1d55050e45459bc200e35ca32713
Morgan Park, Minnesota
Student: Keeli Gustafson
Teacher: Gina Hollinday
School: Duluth Denfeld
 
https://marshallschool.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=941e4c29a6ee40228163e603fc35e17b
Duluth Ski Map
Student: Emma Stattelman
Teacher: Dave Johnson
School: Marshall School Duluth
 
https://aahs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=847b33e798364464b7bb648529630f7e
Public Parks of Alexandria and Douglas County, MN
Student: Tanner Goeke
Teacher: Jacob Clausen
School: Alexandria Area High School
 
Bloomington On The Map
Student: Caitlin Farrell
Teacher: Sara Lyons
School: Kennedy High School, Bloomington

High School Division Honorable Mention
  • Minnesota Flood of 2012
    • Student: Nelson Wennberg
    • Teacher: Gina Hollinday
    • Duluth Denfeld



Middle School Division - Grades 6 to 8
Middle School Division Judges
  • Michelle Trager, GIS Coordinator, Rice County

  • Ryan Stovern, GIS Principal, St. Louis County





 
https://ogms.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=d854ebf93b954cc882ffad71ff32a8e9
Bloomington Through the Years
Students: Bella Marker and Grace Jarvis
Teacher: Tim Girod
School: Oak Grove Middle School, Bloomington
This map represents Minnesota in the national competition for middle schools.
 
https://ogms.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=0cc20d1fa7934694bd944288dff4cc80
Asian Carp in Minnesota
Students: Jian Zhou and Ben Hawley
Teacher: Tim Girod
School: Oak Grove Middle School, Bloomington
 
https://oms-isd271.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=a9eeea78b766460c9e6353a5f5abcc7c
Mall of America
Student: Parker Glass
Teacher: Cindy Nelson
School: Olson Middle School, Bloomington


 
https://oms-isd271.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=cc7f34ccb8ff47e58cd480a57176b2f7
Homeless Shelters in Minnesota
Student:
Teacher: Cindy Nelson
School: Olson Middle School, Bloomington


 
https://ogms.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c08ccf2cd2d24fbeb6be8163a21fe108
Robotics Teams and Tournaments
Student: Andrew Barton
Teacher: Tim Girod
School: Oak Grove Middle School, Bloomington

Middle School Honorable Mention
  • History and Landmarks of Apple Valley
    • Student:
    • Teacher: John Wabbe
    • Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake
  • Minnesota Pet Shelters
    • Students: Nico Birchler
    • Teacher: Nichole Osterholt
    • Oak Grove Middle School, Bloomington
  • Little Free Libraries of Savage
    • Student:
    • Teacher: John Wabbe
    • Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake
  • Prior Lake's Population Growth
    • Students:
    • Teacher: John Wabbe
    • Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake
  • Parks and Recreation in the Morrison County Area
    • Student:
    • Teacher: Brian Hurd
    • Mary of Lourdes Middle School
  • Schools in Savage
    • Students:
    • Teacher: John Wabbe
    • Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake
  • The Cultural History of Savage, Minnesota
    • Student:
    • Teacher: John Wabbe
    • Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake