The Geospatial and Information Community's Annual Event
May 1-2, 2019
Location: Markham, ON Bayview Club
Submissions Now Open...Until April 5th, 2019
2019 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.
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. Maps are traditional paper or material based projects and apps include Esri Story Maps, StoryMap JS, Web based application and mobile apps.
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?
Please email as an attachment and/or provide a permanent, online link to a complete PDF or JPEG version of your map submission or application.
2019 Submission Deadline
April 5th, 2019 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
2018 App WinnerNewmarket Locate My Plow
Author: Nick Koopman - Town of Newmarket
Software Used: ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Web AppBuilder Developer, Chart.js, FME, Geotab
Locate My Plow is the Town of Newmarket's online portal that allows the community and residents to track the progress of Newmarket snow plows in real-time on roads during winter events.
Locate My Plow also allows users to:
Every five-minutes, data from actively plowing road plows will be transmitted via GPS and onto the Locate My Plow online portal.
Locate My Plow was released on February 9, 2018.
Demo can be viewed here: Demo Video
2018 Map Winner
Growth Management Plan
Author: City of Kitchener Staff
Software Used: ArcGIS 10.5
Abstract: Our growth management plan is one of the key tools we use to effectively manage development in our community.
Placing high priority on using existing infrastructure, the Kitchener Growth Management Plan focuses on our:
• urban growth centre;
• identified intensification areas; and
• planning communities/growth areas that include greenfield lands.
The plan is based on the overarching principles of our Official Plan, the Ontario Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and the regional 'Places to Grow' plan.