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Kevin Emblidge '06 and Bill Olsen, GIS/GPS technician, won third prize at the 2006 New York State GIS (geographic image systems) map competition, held during the state GIS Conference in Lake Placid in October.

Emblidge and Olsen won for their map "Landslide Susceptibility Model of the Adirondack High Peaks, N.Y."

The conference Web site states that the criteria for judging the maps in competition includes:

- Originality: How unique is the map product? Does the map present new and or innovative presentation styles?

- Effective use of GIS: Is the use of GIS well demonstrated?

- Effective communication: How well-defined is the topic? How appropriate is the title?

- Visual Appeal: Color coordination, geometry, accents, highlights, graphics, etc.

- Design/Layout: Logical organization and visual flow of text and graphics.

- Legibility: Are text font, text size and graphics appropriate, clear and readable?

- Accuracy: Grammar, punctuation and spelling count.

More information: Geology department Web site

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Winners list from the GIS Conference Web site

Posted: November 1, 2006

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