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MApps Awards

People's choice Best Map - People's choice Best Application

BeSpatial MApps

When:  held May 3-4, 2022Register Now Button
 Annual General Meeting with a special program offering and Exhibit Showcase

MApps (Maps and Applications) People's Choice Award & Gallery

You've worked hard to create a map or application for your organization and now is your chance to show it off to other GIS professionals and colleagues from around the Province at the annual BeSpatial and program event!

You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.

Start planning your submission now for an award winning opportunity. The 2023 submissions will be accepted up to Friday, April 14th, 2023.

How to Participate?

Participation is easy! Simply fill in the online registration form and e-mail your digital files to the attention of member services director 

Please email as an attachment and/or provide a permanent, online link to a complete PDF or JPEG version of your map submission or application.

During the AGM & BeSpatial event, each attendee will have a chance to vote on a Map and an App. The highest vote for each will receive the MApps People's Choice Award.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

The People's Choice MApps Award will be given to one map and one app.

Maps are traditional paper or material based projects and apps include Esri Story Maps, StoryMap JS, Web based application and mobile apps.

2023 Submission Deadline

April 14th, 2023, the deadline for your submission information including your digital file of your MApps submission.

To view past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition page.

 For more information on participating in this event, please send an email to member services director

2021 App Winner

Floodline and LiDAR Mapping

Author:   Graham Good - District of Muskoka

Software Used: Esri ArcMap, ArcGIS for Hub

Abstract: The new Muskoka GeoHub site has a new Floodline and LiDAR map that the public can see live water level station data with a legend showing changes in water level in real time. This app consumes the GoeServices from the source. The water station conversion factor has been added to the custom popup showing the elevation in masl so the property owner can compare the rising water level to their property elevation using accurate LiDAR based DTM. Note the links to other data in the popup and the swipe widget with historical air photos. 

2021 Map Winner

Debris Flows in the Bow River Valley, between the towns of Banff and Lake Louise, using DEMs

Author: Nebyu Woldeyohanes - Nipissing University

Software Used: ArcMap 10.7

Abstract: Morphometric factors including slope gradient and slope aspect, with the help of water cause debris flow in Bow River Valley. Morphometric variables calculated from the DEM shows that environmental change with the help of road developments and natural factors like precipitation cause debris flow in Bow Valley. Based on this project, Bow Valley Parkway and Trans-Canada Highway are highly susceptible to debris flows due to their close proximity to the sub-drainage basins. The sub-basins provide materials including water, sediment, rocks mix with trees and debris for the movement of debris flows. A better understanding of the human-environment relation can prevent environmental hazards like debris flow thorough examination of the slopes of the sub drainage basins. 

Previous Winners

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