News and Media Centre Inaugural 2020 Mapping Horizons GIS Competition
Inaugural 2020 Mapping Horizons GIS Competition
Mapping Horizons’ judging panel selects the top five projects!
18 February 2021 • Kyle Singson
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 mh.iaygfamily.org.
- Supporting Decision Making Regarding Public Health by Improving Public Survey Data in Santiago, Chile by Pedro Silva Antilef of Universidad de Santiago de Chile (mh.iaygfamily.org/ac)
- Analyzing COVID-19 Cases and Trends in Malawi by CLINTON NKOLOKOSA of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Blantyre, Malawi (mh.iaygfamily.org/cp)
- Visualizing the COVID-19 Pandemic in West Bengal, India by ANINDYA RAY AHMED from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (mh.iaygfamily.org/db)
- 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 (mh.iaygfamily.org/cd)
- A Healthy Nigeria Begets a Wealthy Nigeria”: Examining Functional Healthcare and Health Inequality by SAMUEL SUNDAY ADEAPIN of Ekiti State University in Lagos, Nigeria (mh.iaygfamily.org/bd)
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.