Eureka Springs EAST Wins at ESRI International Users Conference

   

Eureka Springs EAST Wins at ESRI International Users Conference
8/9/2013 3:01:21 PM

Student maps garner First and Third Place wins in K-12 category.

The Eureka Springs High School EAST students achieved global recognition at the 30th Annual ESRI International User Conference, held in San Diego, California. The maps that they submitted for the Mapping Competition, K-12 Category, came in First Place (School Bus Routes) and Third Place (Fire Hydrant). This is the first time that the Eureka Springs EAST students submitted entries. Second place went to Canadian GIS students.

The winning maps were created by EAST students James (Team Leader), Joey and Cassady. High School Alumni Leah Gould, Brandon Jacobs, Anna Lewis and Jessica Standley-Ross also worked on these projects when they were EAST students.

Over 10,000 GPS/GIS professionals, educators and users from around the world attended the Conference. Another honor at the Conference was the ESRI Initiative receiving the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. The Award recognized the different mapping projects created by EAST students across the United States. Of the service-based community mapping projects listed in the EAST Initiative’s SAG Award, the Eureka Springs EAST Program designed, implemented and created maps for school evacuation, school bus routes, fire hydrant locations, emergency helicopter landing sites, and storm drain marking.

ESRI is world leader in the design and development of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The EAST Initiative assists schools in Arkansas and throughout the country in establishing and maintaining EAST classrooms, which focus on student-driven service projects achieved through teamwork, collaboration and state-of-the-art technology. Many EAST classrooms include GIS technology, and EAST coordinates ESRI GIS software licensing and training for Arkansas K-12 schools statewide.

To learn about more about how you can support the Eureka Springs High School EAST Program, please contact EAST facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

 

Photo: The Eureka Springs High School EAST students achieved global recognition at the 30th Annual ESRI International User Conference, held in San Diego, California. The maps that they submitted for the Mapping Competition, K-12 Category, came in First Place (School Bus Routes) and Third Place (Fire Hydrant). The Eureka Springs mapping team are Cassady, Team Leader James and Joey.

 

 

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