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Alex Fries, M.S. student in Geography at UA, attended the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference this past week, October 17-20 in Norfolk, Virginia. Alex entered his map, “Alabama: It’s Landforms and Natural Features” in the Student Map and Poster Competition, won for Best Cartographic Design!

Alex was selected the winner by a vote among all conference attendees, which included students, academics, map librarians, and professional cartographers working in government and private industry. Please join in congratulating Alex on this win!