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ENVS 4943 Environmental Studies Research Seminar


BC Libraries GIS Contest 2019

Guide to environmental resources in the Boston College Libraries and beyond

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be judged on:

  • Quality of the map
  • Appropriate use of GIS as a research tool at Boston College within the last year.
  • Originality
  • Topics from a wide range of disciplines are accepted (such as Geosciences, Biology, Social
  • Sciences, Education, History, Economics, etc). Topics depicting social implications of research
  • such as environmental, social justice, public health, etc. will receive special consideration
  • Coursework or research undertaken at BC

Contest guidelines

To enter the contest, please submit a PowerPoint slide, following the instructions below:

Making a poster in PowerPoint and converting to PDF Format

  • Create a new PowerPoint presentation and select a blank slide as the slide format.
  • Go to the Design menu and choose Page Setup. Under Slides Sized For: choose Custom.
  • Type 36 inches for width and 28 inches for height.
  • All final  submissions must use the .pdf file format.
    In order to convert your PowerPoint file to a PDF, simply click "File" -> "Save As", choose your destination, and then choose "PDF ( .pdf)"
  • PDF file name must include your name and submission date. (i.e.bcgiscontest_baldwin_eagle_4_6_2019.pdf)
  • Any resubmitted work must be clearly marked revised

On the poster slide include

  • Title of your research project and your name
  • Department and co-authors if appropriate
  • Map or maps of your research using GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Abstract describing your research and how GIS was used with results, discussion, and conclusions
  • Source of data and how it was used in the project
  • In the upper right corner: BC GIS Contest, 2019
  • Include a one-inch margin around the edges to ensure text is not too close to edge.

Additional notes