The Howard T. Fisher Prize for excellence in Geographic Information Science (GIS) for the 2013-14 academic year has been awarded to Graduate School of Design master’s candidate Leif Estrada for “Temporal Morphology: Synthetic Growth and Natural Decline of Alameda Island” and Jake Sobstyl for “Zero-touch scale-free and climate independent thermal energy audits.”

Both students will receive $500. To view the award-winning poster entries, visit http://gis.harvard.edu/resources/awards/winners.

The Fisher Prize was established in 1999 to promote and reward student work in the broad, interdisciplinary subject that is GIS. The prize is named after Howard Taylor Fisher, a geographer and mathematical cartographer who founded the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis at the Graduate School of Design in 1965.