In a stunning effort by WLIA members and map lovers of all sorts, 57 different maps were entered in the 2021 WLIA Map Contest! Special thanks to our first-time sponsors Reukert & Mielke and Syncarto for their support through donations and time this year. We also thank ESRI for the use of the ArcGIS Online platform to host our first-ever Virtual Map Gallery.
If you have any questions or would like to help run and improve the Map Contest in 2022, please contact the Map Contest Co-Chairs!
Click on each award-winning map image to view them in full detail. Clicking on each map title will open a details page for the map from the Virtual Map Gallery.
Peoples’ Choice: Galapagos Islands The Voyage Of The HMS Beagle, Austin Novak, University of Wisconsin-Madison
President’s Choice: Manitowoc County 20-Year Comprehensive Plan Update, Nicole Barbiaux, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission
Best Private Sector Map: Blue Moon Ice Cream, Daniel Huffman, somethingaboutmaps
Best Public Sector Map: WISE-LR, 2021, Ryan Squires & Grace White, Legislative Technology Services Bureau
Best Student Map: Madison Area COVID-19 Pandemic Dashboard, Chenxiao (Atlas) Guo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
First Place: The Continued Growth Of An Enduring Tech Hub Austin, Texas, Christopher Archuleta, UW-Madison
Runner-Up: The Milwaukee River A Changing Watershed, Grant Haynes, NGS
First Place: Washington Island Door County Wisconsin Historic 1938 Aerial Photo, Adam Dorn, County of Winnebago (Private Project)
Runner-Up: 596 East Lake Road, Hammondsport, New York, Colter Sikora, Colterrific Maps!
First Place: Tri-Creek Dam Shadow, Jeremiah Erickson, County of Monroe
First Place: Kinnickinnic River Watershed Flood Management Story Map, Nicole Braun, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Runner-Up: Wisconsin Groundwater, Joseph Rosnow, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources