Matthew Kalcich Volunteers to Judge State Competition
matthew kalcich, GIS Analyst Photo

Matthew Kalcich, GIS Analyst in LDG’s Williamsport geospatial department, recently acted as a judge for the 2017 ArcGIS Online map competition for middle school and high school students across Pennsylvania.

The competition is held by the PA Alliance for Geographic Education, along with PAMAGIC, the PA Department of Agriculture, PASDA, and ESRI. The goal of the competition is to allow students to demonstrate problem solving, map analysis, and storytelling with maps.

“I’m proud that Larson Design Group puts its core value of stewardship into action by supporting these activities,” said Kalcich. “It’s a pleasure to see the students’ unique ideas. We have a lot of talented students and teachers in Pennsylvania.”

All Pennsylvania public, private, or homeschooled students were eligible to enter the contest. For this year’s contest, students developed an ArcGIS Online: Story Map, presentation, or web app which addresses the theme, “Pennsylvania: Past, Present, and Future”. The only requirement is that students must use ArcGIS Online to create their entries. ArcGIS Online is available to any K-12 school in the United States free of charge from Esri.

State Awardees were announced Sunday, April 30th, and those students and teachers will be invited to attend the PA GIS Conference on May 15th in State College.

Learn more about the competition here: http://hacc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8d41ac520487422fb495403b837a7784

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