Students Win Poster Competition at OU’s GIS Day 

The Center for Spatial Analysis recently hosted OU’s 2022 GIS Day, which took place on November 16 in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. This event featured a student poster competition with cash prizes and gave attendees the opportunity to network with GIS professionals. 

GIS Day is an annual event that celebrates the technology of geographic information systems and is observed by many organizations and educational institutions across the globe. The event was originally initiated in 1999 by Esri, who is the world’s leading market supplier of GIS technology. 

For this year’s poster competition, five undergraduate students and five graduate students were selected as winners and received a cash prize for their excellent work. Two of the undergraduate winners, Daniela Kosnacova and Luke Kerr, were advised by Gibbs College faculty members.  

Environmental Design student Luke Kerr

Daniela is a student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, and was advised by Dr. Bryce Lowery, an associate professor of Regional and City Planning. Her submission, titled “A Multi-Variate Analysis of the Accessibility of Public Libraries to K-12 Students in Oklahoma City,” received second place in the competition. 

Luke is a student in the Gibbs College of Architecture and was advised by Ron Frantz, the Director of the Environmental Design Program. His submission, titled “Who Are We Planning For: Understanding Accessibility Beyond Physical Mobility,” received fifth place.  

Congratulations Daniela and Luke!

To learn more about OU’s GIS Day, click here

Featured Image: Left: Daniela Kosnacova, Right: Luke Kerr