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In Nov 18, 2015’s GIS day event, which was co-sponsored by Geography department and Davis Library, Tim Stallmann, who graduated from geography’s master program, did an excellent presentation on “Mapping for Social Chang”, followed by a map competition, which was open to all students in UNC-CH.

There were about 12 submissions to the map competition, including a map developed on Taylor Nelsen, who is a geography major, won the first place, with her map “Mapping the Food Deserts of Newport News, VA”. Another student, Andrea Stewart, who is a geography minor, won the third place.





For more information, here is the full result.

1st place:

Taylor Nelsen

Double major: Environmental Sciences and Geography

“Mapping the Food Deserts of Newport News, VA”


2nd place:

George Allen

PhD student, Geological Sciences

“Earth’s Rivers from Space”


3rd place:

Andrea Stewart

Environmental Science Major

Double minor Computer Science and Geography

“Old Chapel Hill Cemetery Tree Inventory”


They have gift cards to the student stores and Research Hub USB Drives waiting for them to pick up at the Research Hub service desk.

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