Collins Virtual World
The entry is very well designed to support teaching of geography in primary schools, for use by both teachers and pupils.
The judges commented that the GIS databases have been combined well with the maps. This allowed facts and figures to be related visually to the globe and for users to select their choice of information on the map and also deconstruct and create their own mapping. The judges felt that the interactivity of the product and usability for their chosen audience was excellent and very well planned.
Unfortunately Jim Irvine of HarperCollins Publishers could not attend the presentation and so his colleague Mark Steward received the award on his behalf.