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Inaugural 2020 Mapping Horizons GIS Competition

Mapping Horizons’ judging panel selects the top five projects!

18 February 2021  •  Kyle Singson

Above: Mapping Horizons projects showcased at

We have our winners!
On February 18th, the 2020 Mapping Horizons GIS Competition came to an exciting conclusion, with
the following 5 submissions judged to be the best of the best across the world – each will receive 50 dollars as a cash
prize. All GIS projects and their accompanying writeups have been uploaded for public viewing at

  • Supporting Decision Making Regarding Public Health by Improving Public Survey Data in
Santiago, Chile by Pedro Silva Antilef of Universidad de Santiago de Chile (
  • Analyzing COVID-19 Cases and Trends in Malawi by CLINTON NKOLOKOSA of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Blantyre, Malawi (
  • Visualizing the COVID-19 Pandemic in West Bengal, India by ANINDYA RAY AHMED from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (
  • Case Study on Deforestation, Land Cover, and Impacts on Climate Change in South Nandi
Forest, Kenya by DENNIS KIMELI of Maseno University in Nairobi, Kenya (
  • A Healthy Nigeria Begets a Wealthy Nigeria”: Examining Functional Healthcare and Health
Inequality by SAMUEL SUNDAY ADEAPIN of Ekiti State University in Lagos, Nigeria (

The 2020 Mapping Horizons GIS Competition is the inaugural edition of IAYG’s flagship Geographic Information Science (GIS) Competition. Submission topics covered current global issues: COVID-19,
Public Health, Economic Inequality, Climate Change, Urban Growth, and Security and Safety.


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