Coming Spring 2018

Submission Closes - TBA Spring 2018

2018 Awards will be presented at the BeSpatial Annual Event

MApps (Maps and Applications) People's Choice Award & Gallery

You've worked hard to create a map or application for your organization and now is your chance to show it off to other GIS professionals and colleagues from around the Province! You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.

BeSpatial flyer with MApps

To view past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition page.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

The People's Choice MApps Award will be given to one map and one app.

During the AGM & BeSpatial event, each attendee will have a chance to vote on a Map and an App. The highest vote for each will receive the MApps People's Choice Award.

Each attendee to BeSpatial will submit a ballot to indicate their choice for the People's Choice for a Map or App Award.

How to Participate?

Participation is easy! Simply fill in the online registration form and e-mail your digital files to the attention of Melanie, Member Services director 

Please email as an attachment and/or provide a permanent, online link to a complete PDF or JPEG version of your map submission or a short 1 minute video showcasing your app.

2018 Submission Deadline

March 26, 2018 is the deadline for your submission information including your digital file of your MApps submission.

Who can participate?  Everyone! Including students!

 For more information on participating in this event, please send an email to Melanie, Member Services director


2017 App Winner

Kitchener's Citizen Science Project

Author: Hanna Sjostrom - City of Kitchener

Software Used: ArcGIS Online

Abstract: The Citizen Science story map is a tabbed story map that was created to streamline volunteer field collection. By combining websites, geoforms and maps, users can see in real time not only their observations but other's sightings as well, Once the project is complete the resulting map will be publicly displayed to show citizens the work that is being done and to bring more awareness to species in Kitchener parks and natural areas.



2017 App Winner

Residential Building Construction Dates Revisited: 2003 vs 2016

Author: Patricia Morphet - Toronto Fire Services

Software Used: ArcGIS 10.2


Abstract: As part of the CFAI Accreditation process, Toronto Fire Services is undertaking a City-wide risk assessment exercise.  Part of this exercise includes examining building stock attributes, demographics, vulnerable occupancies and historical fire event data.  In preparation for the risk assessment, a 2016 building construction date layer has been created.  This has provided a unique opportunity to examine residential development patterns since the Toronto Building Construction Date map was first created in 2003.   Instead of distinct colour bands spreading out from the core, the map now shows scattered infill throughout much of the City of Toronto.



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