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2019 ArcGIS Online Student Competition Judging Criteria

Arizona Rubric

Topic (5 points): The topic is clearly stated. The topic answers an Arizona-based question, proposes a solution to an Arizona-based problem, and/or addresses an Arizona-based issue.

Map Presentation (10 points): The presentation is logically organized to answer an Arizona-based question, propose a solution to an Arizona-based problem, or address an Arizona-based issue. Relationships and patterns in data are clearly explained. Includes an explanation of how and why the data presented supports the claims that are introduced.

Cartography (10 points): The maps effectively highlight relationships and patterns in data which support the claims introduced. The composition, visualization, and interplay of layers (display scale, transparency, classification, symbolization, pop-ups, charts, tables, labels, filtering, legend appearance) facilitate the viewer's grasp of individual elements of the topic and story.

Imported Data (5 points): The data selected is appropriate, includes the most important elements, does not leave out any obviously important elements, and does not include irrelevant elements.

Student-Created Data (5 points): Five points are set aside to specifically reward students who create important data. Data created by the student(s) should be documented on the Details page. Points awarded from 0 to 5 based the significance of the data created.

Geographic Analysis (10 points): The student(s) effectively used at least one type of geographic analysis. Here are some possible types of analysis:

  • Classification: Data is presented using some form of classification such as population density, median income, etc.
  • Symbolization: The data has been symbolized by shape, color or size.
  • Filtering: Data has been filtered to show specific characteristics.
  • Geoanalysis: The geographical distribution of the data has been analyzed and the pattern explained. Some examples of patterns and relationships to explore:
    • What’s nearby
    • What’s inside
    • Most and least
    • Areas of concentration
    • Change over time

    Documentation (5 points): Documentation in the item Details page is clear and complete:

  • All non-original content (images, videos, text) are appropriately referenced and/or linked.
  • Original content is described and/or linked.
  • Documentation identifies processes used to analyze the content.
  • All persons who assisted in project are identified (including specifying if no one did)

  • Point Awards

    Rubric Terms Definitions:

    • Excellent= Student(s) demonstrated the highest level of accomplishment. It would be difficult to improve upon.
    • Satisfactory = Student(s) demonstrated a competent level of achievement which could be improved upon.
    • Incomplete = Student(s) did not address all the requirements.
    • Missing = Student(s) failed to include the requirements of this category.

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