The 2010 Insley Prize in Cartography and Geographic Information Science was awarded to Andrew Byron. Andrew Byron is a senior geography major who was a standout in GIS and cartography. Andrew excelled in GIS, cartography, and remote sensing courses and interned as a GIS technician at the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and at Yellowstone National Park. At the Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium and the Gustavus Celebration of Creative Inquiry he presented his project on developing gps functionality for a mobile phone application. As part of the application, he produced beautiful color maps of Yellowstone National Park.
The Aaron Insley Prize carries a $100 award and honors the groundbreaking work of former geography student Aaron Insley. Aaron is remembered at Gustavus for his love of mountains, geography, computers, mapping, and GIS. Aaron Insley was the first Gustavus GIS student to create animated maps for their final project. During Aaron’s senior year at Gustavus in November 2007, he was involved in a car accident and suffered a head injury from which he is still recovering.