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The Awards > The Henry Johns Award 2011

The Henry Johns Award for the Best Cartographic Journal Article
This award will be presented to the author of the best Cartographic Journal article. The winner is selected by the Journal editor, the editorial board and the president of the BCS. The award is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of Lovell Johns. The award comprises a cash prize, certificate and publicity in BCS publications and on the BCS website.

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Dr. Kenneth Field, The Cartographic Journal Editor, presented the award.


Helen Jenny, Bernhard Jenny and Lorenz Hurni
Interactive 3D Maps with Progressive Projection

This is a second 'best paper' for Bernie and Lorenz who similarly won the award in 2007. The quality of papers in Volume 47 were exceptional and votes were received for a total of 8 different papers so they faced stiff competition.
The paper outlines innovative research and provides a computational solution for the creation of panoramic maps made famous by artists like Heinrich Berann. The technique is normally produced by hand by warping geography to create a stunning visual representation. It results in maps that appear planimetric in the foreground and curve towards the horizon. The software the authors wrote to produce the effect, Terrain Bender, is described and demonstrated and illustrates a range of effects that brings the production of such maps to the desktop. It represents a huge computational leap in terrain modelling and digital cartography and the award is richly deserved.

Unfortunatly the authors could not attend the Ceremony so BCS Vice President Ken Atherton received the award on their behalf from Dr. Kenneth Field, The Cartographic Journal Editor.

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