SuperMap Cup University GIS Contest121*75SuperMap Cup University GIS Contest200*200

Contest Group

Mapping Group


Entry Requirements

Using SuperMap iDesktop software to configure one (or more) flat map, free topic selection, works content is not limited, based on a variety of data sources through data processing and mapping expression means to create a thematic map with characteristics of style. This category does not involve development, and the ability of geographic information processing and visual expression is comprehensively investigated.

  1. Software Requirements
    • Either SuperMap iDesktop.Net or SuperMap iDesktop Java, the version must be higher than 9D (2019) SP1
  2. Data Requirements
    • the data used in the entries can be the map data published by the country or the relevant organization, or the big data or other source data provided by Internet enterprises。
    • in order to ensure the security of geographic information and safeguard national sovereignty, security and interests, contestants are required to ensure the legitimacy of data sources and have the right to use and issue data accordingly.
  3. Mapping Requirements
    • Attractive and professional map with strong visual appeal. Map is a graphic expression of geographic information. In order to achieve better information expression, map must have strong visual appeal.
    • Map display is smooth. The performance of map display affects the user experience directly, and the display speed of the process is one of the important indicators of the map.
    • The contents of maps shall conform to the provisions of China's relevant policies and laws. World maps and national maps involving the national boundaries of the People's Republic of China shall fully represent the territory of the People's Republic of China. For example, the map of China must show the important islands in the South China Sea, such as the Diaoyu Islands, Chiwei Islands, and draw the boundaries of the islands in the South China Sea with corresponding symbols.

Submission Criteria

  1. Submit the original data and processing data (generated in map making process).
  2. Submit data description documents in .PDF format, including introduction of original data (such as data source, data content description), introduction of result data (such as layer explanation, meaning of attribute field);
  3. Submit all maps you made (as .JPG or .PNG format).
  4. Submit mapping report, including data processing notes, mapping process notes, and map performance optimization notes (optional).
  5. Submit attractive screenshots (at least three) (as .JPG or .PNG format) and an instruction video (no more than 15 minutes, with subtitles in English, need to be uploaded to YouTube).
  6. Submit a self-evaluation document of the work by the instructor. The document is submitted in .PDF format (Requirements: concise and clear; 100-200 words). If there is no instructor, no need to submit.
  7. All the files required need to be submitted as compressed files in .ZIP format to Dropbox.
  8. Structure of submission files:

    Note: LeaderName: first name of team leader (in English), if it too long, Retain first 4 letters.

Selection Rules

Item Requirement Mark
Data(35) Data stratification is reasonable and standard, and there is no topology error, such as: suspended line, non-closed polygon, broken polygon, etc. 15
Using data source and working space correctly, optimize file data source and set data coordinate system correctly. 15
Using of different scale data correctly. 5
Map(50) Appropriate selection of symbols, lines, filling and other resources, fine production, to meet the needs of the map. 10
Thematic maps are made properly and correctly. 15
Visually pleasing 10
Optimize the map display effect and operation speed. 15
Work Display(15) Clear description of the document, diagram is concise, which are able to explain the data organization and mapping process. 10
The video demo (no more than 15 minutes) is required to show the highlights of the work with subtitles in English, which can be accompanied by voice explanation and PPT presentation. Video needs to be submitted to YouTube. 5
Extra marks(10) Using the SuperMap iDesktop Java desktop deployed on the Linux platform to display the prepared map. Recording the process of run the SuperMap iDesktop Java product on the Linux platform to browse the map, submit the video results, and judge according to the display effect, with a maximum of 10 points. 10

Note: Marks will be lost if the work does not meet the submission requirements.

Mapping Process Reference

Mapping process below is only a suggestion:

  1. Data preparation
    • convert vector data in other formats into SuperMap data format;
    • query and copy data, and make data preprocessing;
    • vectorize images data.
  2. Data processing
    • conduct topological check on vector data and correct errors;
    • fuse vector data and fusing small or mini objects;
    • extract the data through resampling;
    • obtain data of other specified types through type conversion;
    • obtain buffer range of data through buffer analysis;
    • isolines and isosurfaces are extracted from raster data.
  3. Map rendering
    • preset points, lines and filling symbols, which are produced by the symbol editor;
    • set styles for layers;
    • make thematic maps to achieve richer styles;
    • optimize label display effect through label avoidance and labeling along the line.
    • one dataset can be added to the map many times, such as the road layer. Different display styles can be configured. The display scale can be set to control the display and improve the display effect of the map.
    • the layer grouping function can be used to uniformly manage the layers of the same map.
  4. Functions of map browsing
    • cancel map editing, selection, capture and other states;
    • fixed scale can be set for the map;
    • set the display scale for layers, which not only conforms to the drawing specification, but also can be hidden when unnecessary to improve the browsing performance;
    • different display scales use data of different scales, with fewer data nodes of smaller scales and higher browsing efficiency.
    • balance between aesthetics and performance through anti-aliasing control of layers.
    • with the performance diagnosis function of SuperMap iDesktop, I searched for poor performance layers, analyzed the reasons and carried out optimization processing.

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