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The Awards > The Stanfords Award 2011

The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping
This award is open to any mapping in the printed form, whether it be a poster, folded sheet map, atlas or page from a book etc. The award comprises a trophy and a certificate and is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of Stanfords Map Shop.

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As ever this award had many entries and as such the judges have agreed to honour not only a winner but two highly commended certificates and two commended certificates for presentation.
BCS Vice President Ken Atherton presented the awards on behalf of Stanfords.

Winner :: High Commendation :: High Commendation :: Commendation :: Commendation



Global Mapping
The Environmental World

The latest educational wall map from award winning publishers Global Mapping. Pollution (including the devastating BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010-the second worst recorded), Deforestation, Urbanisation, Environment Hotspots, Coastlines at risk from rising sea levels are just some of the topics covered. Beautifully designed by top map designer Mary Spence, MBE. This special edition has been designed especially for schools and colleges to go on the wall.
Judges comments: “Good symbology and size, does the job of clearly conveying the environmental issues facing our planet, a top quality piece of cartography.”

Mary Spence MBE from Global Mapping collects the Stanfords Award from BCS Vice President Ken Atherton.

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British Antarctic Survey
Thatcher Peninsula, South Georgia, BAS 25 Series, Sheet 4

A topographic map at 1:25 000 scale, compiled by BAS for the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, showing the Thatcher Peninsula, South Georgia. Judges comments: “A clear and informative map with good cartographic representation of features and its subject"


Roger Smith of Mapsmiths Geographx, NZ
Tararua Range

Geographx is a digital mapping company with a reputation for boldness and innovation. Based in Wellington and with a New Zealand focus, their interest extends to Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific Islands and the Asia-Pacific rim.
Judges comments: “A good clear cartographic output"



The XYZ Digital Map Company
National Geographic Ireland Wall Map

“A positive, clear and readable map in the known house style of National Geographic. The judges commented that to enhance the map to a higher commendation the road network could have been clearer”


Peter Alexander of the Highland Council
Housing in the Countryside Illustrations

“Imaginative illustrations that are fit for purpose. The judges commented that their use as visual aids for planning documents could perhaps be improved by the addition of informative text to inform the end user”

Photography by Martin Lubikowski @MLDesign
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