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MApps Awards

People's choice Best Map - People's choice Best Application


 BeSpatial Annual General Meeting and Exhibit Showcase   

May 2-3, 2023

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Submissions closed for 2023.

Submission will be displayed ay BESPATIAL MAY 2-3, 2023

MApps (Maps and Applications) People's Choice Award & Gallery

You've worked hard to create a map or application for your organization and now is your chance to show it off to other GIS professionals and colleagues from around the Province at the annual BeSpatial and program event!

You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.

The 2023 submissions are now closed.  Start planning your submission now for an award winning opportunity in 2024. 

How to Participate?

Participation is easy! Simply fill in the online registration form and e-mail your digital files to the attention of member services director 

Please email as an attachment and/or provide a permanent, online link to a complete PDF or JPEG version of your map submission or application.

During the AGM & BeSpatial event, each attendee will have a chance to vote on a Map and an App. The highest vote for each will receive the MApps People's Choice Award.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

The People's Choice MApps Award will be given to one map and one app.

Maps are traditional paper or material based projects and apps include Esri Story Maps, StoryMap JS, Web based application and mobile apps.

2023 Submissions are now closed

Start planning your submission for 2024 now . 

To view past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition page.

 For more information on participating in this event, please send an email to member services director

Submit MApps gallery entry

2022 App Winner

eParks Interactive Map Viewer Application

Author:   Devin Day - City of Mississauga

Software Used: ArcGIS Online, FME

Abstract: eParks is part of the WordPress based portal Mississauga.ca which uses dynamic maps to allow residents to search for different parks within the City by park name or amenity. The application pulls GIS data from a custom ArcGIS Online data end point into Wordpress allowing the park data to also be discoverable from the Mississauga.ca search engine, providing optimized usability, performance and functionality. The selected park’s landing page offers general information on the park as well as a detailed aerial base map showcasing the location and pop-up description of the amenities and trails, allowing residents to easily plan their visits.

2022 Map Winner

City of Rotterdam thematic map

Author: Shahzaib Saleem - University of Toronto

Software Used: ArcGIS Pro

Abstract: As much as I love remote sensing and spatial analysis, cartography is a huge passion. Being able to create aesthetically pleasing maps to grab the reader's attention. Experimented with styles, colors, fonts, and SVG file formats in ArcPro to create a land cover area thematic map of Rotterdam. One thing I learned from this, metadata and documentation is crucial to maintain/provide for any dataset. The Corine dataset is a 5GB file with over 50 land area classes. Without the documentation to clean the data, classifying the areas into 5 main classes (Urban, Forest, Agriculture, Wetlands, and Water) would not have been possible/accurate.

Previous Winners

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