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Winners of NU’s GIS Day Poster Competition

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Northeastern's GIS Day poster competition took place on November 17th. It focused on visualizing disparities and advancing social justice. Caitlyn Ark, Sonia Shah, Mariana Caplan, Rachel Lee, and Olivia Karpwas won third place in the poster competition and were voted most favorite poster by the audience.

The posters were evaluated by a group of judges based on…

  1. Relevance of topic to theme of the GIS Day (disparities and social justice)
  2. Relevance of spatial analysis to address the specific problem each poster addresses
  3. Novelty of approach
  4. Potential for social impact

The group presented their poster “How Does University Development Contribute to the Housing Crisis and Gentrification in Boston?”.

The poster include interactive visuals, quotes, videos and thorough explanations to dive into the topic.

The students completed this poster for their community scan project from the Social Change and Human Services course (HUSV1101) taught by Lori Gardiner. They applied their training from GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which helped them with their mapping visuals.

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