Montana GeoConference

Montana Association of Geographic Information

About a dozen UM Geography students and faculty attended the 2018 Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals' (MAGIP) GeoConference in Helena. Geography alumni were strongly represented as usual. Undergraduate student Jen Haas won 1st prize in the Web Map competition (competing against professionals). Geography students swept the poster categories, with Jen Haas and graduate student Jon Sand taking first and second prizes, respectively, for the “Effective Cartography” category, and graduate students Ryan Rock and Morgan Voss taking first and second prize, respectively, for the “Information Usage category.”  Morgan Voss’ poster won the People’s Choice Award.  MAGIP’s 2018 Higher Education GIS Scholarships were also announced at the GeoCon, and graduate students Joe Offer and Morgan Anderson each received $1500 awards. Voss also received the 2018 Van Shelhamer Memorial K-12 Education Grant for developing lesson plans using GIS to predict and map avalanche paths.