HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST
Write an essay that specifies how GIS is or was used to identify a problem, monitor changes, respond to events, or understand trends. Explain how GIS has made an impact in today’s world.
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Deadline: Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council Geographic Data Studies Scholarship has been established by the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Geographic Data Committee in association with the 2020 GIS Day event. This $500 scholarship is intended for high school and college students pursuing a higher education degree in geographic studies or completing coursework in GIS or geography. This scholarship focuses on the continued learning and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and hopes to enhance a student's college career and assist them with training for future employment.
Here is a GIS public link to learn about your city that you live in - Houston Map Viewer.
"What City Council District do I live in?"
"Where can I find city Parks around my neighborhood?"
"Where can I find the nearest Police Station?"
"Where is the nearest Fire Station from my house?"
"What is going to be build in my neighborhood?"
"Am I living in a flood zone?"
And, lots more ...
The Geographic Data Workgroup (GDW) is an H-GAC sponsored group consisting of public, private, non-profit, and educational organizations. The group meets monthly to discuss Geographic Information System (GIS) related matters, network, and plan cooperative purchases of software, aerial imagery, and data that would be too costly if obtained separately.
City of Houston, Enterprise GIS
City of Pearland
City of Sugar Land
Fort Bend County Engineer's Office
Harris County Appraisal District, GIS Maps
Harris County Appraisal District, GIS Data Download
Harris County PID, Architecture & Engineering
Harris County Flood Control
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Montgomery County GIS