BeSpatial AGM, Program Event and Showcase EXPO

May 1-2, 2019

Location: Markham, ON Bayview Club

Submissions Now Open...extended until March 29th, 2019

2019 Awards will be presented at the BeSpatial Annual Event

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

BeSpatial flyer with MApps

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

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.

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.

Each attendee to BeSpatial will submit a ballot to indicate their choice for the People's Choice for a Map or App Award.

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.

2019 Submission Deadline

Extended to March 29th, 2019, the deadline for your submission information including your digital file of your MApps submission.

Who can participate?  Everyone! Including students!

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

Register for MApps Gallery

2018 App Winner

Newmarket Locate My Plow

Author: Nick Koopman - Town of Newmarket

Software Used: ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Web AppBuilder Developer, Chart.js, FME, Geotab


Locate My Plow is the Town of Newmarket's online portal that allows the community and residents to track the progress of Newmarket snow plows in real-time on roads during winter events.

Locate My Plow also allows users to:

  • View the current status of snow plows on roads (actively plowing road plows)
  • View when the last time the particular road was plowed
  • View how many kilometres of roads are still left to be completed

Every five-minutes, data from actively plowing road plows will be transmitted via GPS and onto the Locate My Plow online portal.

Locate My Plow was released on February 9, 2018.

Demo can be viewed here: Demo Video

2018 Map Winner

Growth Management Plan

Author: City of Kitchener Staff

Software Used: ArcGIS 10.5

Abstract: Our growth management plan is one of the key tools we use to effectively manage development in our community.

Placing high priority on using existing infrastructure, the Kitchener Growth Management Plan focuses on our:

• urban growth centre;

• identified intensification areas; and

• planning communities/growth areas that include greenfield lands.

The plan is based on the overarching principles of our Official Plan, the Ontario Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and the regional 'Places to Grow' plan.

Previous Winners

Student projects, New initiatives?  Plan now for your submission of a mapping or poster project for this annual award 

Contact: BeSpatial for details

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