• Each school is allowed to submit up to five
student maps for the state competition.
• If there are more than five potential maps
from a school, a judging panel at the school should select the top five to
submit for the state contest. You are encouraged to invite a GeoMentor to
participate in the school judging. See GeoMentor map
• The top five maps West Virginia maps in
each division will be submitted to the Esri 2017 Map Competition for U.S
All qualified entries
need to meet the following guidelines for topic and map construction:
Your story map must
feature a geographic story about the West Virginia, with at least one original
map created using ArcGIS Online. Here are the contest guidelines:
Your final project may include images and videos
but must be primarily based on the data on your original map.
Your map must include some analysis based on the
information presented. Some examples of analysis are:
Use the ArcGIS measure feature to determine the
size of an area shown on your map.
Create symbols for your map using Map Notes to
show important locations.
Create a layer using a csv file to show the
geographic distribution of some type of feature, and include your explanation
of the distribution as a part of the story map.
Create a layer using
a csv file with numerical information that can be displayed using the ArcGIS
“Counts and Amounts” feature.
Compare two or more
imported layers and explain the patterns you find.
• Your story must focus on West Virginia but
you may use data from outside your watershed to help tell your story.
• All of your research must be documented on
the Details page of your ArcGIS story map. All non-original materials need to
be properly referenced. Include a description of how your original map was
created and how you did your analysis.
• You must use ArcGIS Online to construct
• Your map must be original and not created
using only layers of data already available either online or from Esri. To meet that criteria, you must have created
at least one layer of your own data.
• Your final map for submission must be one
of the following:
ArcGIS Presentation "presentation"
ArcGIS Web App "web
ArcGIS Story Map "story
• Maps can only be submitted by an
individual student or a team of two students.Deadline:
Your final map must be
submitted no later than 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on May 1, 2017.
For more information, email email@example.com.