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The Awards > The Avenza Award 2007

The Avenza Award for Electronic Mapping
This award is open to any mapping available in electronic format, whether it is interactive internet mapping, internal company use GIS mapping or maybe a Powerpoint presentation. The award comprises a trophy and a certificate and is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of Avenza.

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This year, qualifying entries included a diverse range of products, including CD-Roms, presentations and on-line interactive mapping.
Unfortunately Ted Florence of Avenza couldn't make it to the presentations and asked Tim Rideout to present on Avenza's behalf.

Winner :: Commended



HarperCollins Publishers
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.

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Global Mapping
Replacement Local Plan for West Lancashire Council

Their online entry provides public access to council policies on planning by linking their database to the mapping very effectively. The judges felt there was very good use of symbology and differing generalization at various scales and levels of mapping aided the representation. The layout and arrangement of elements to fit the screen size was also very well designed and the interactivity of the elements befitted the purpose effectively.

Mary Spence MBE of Global Mapping receives the commendation from Tim Rideout

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Entries were received from:



Alexander Kent The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
Beacon Dodsworth Ltd. Rajar Mapping
Global Mapping West Lancashire Replacement Local Plan
HarperCollins Publishers Collins Virtual World
OSM Project OpenStreetMap's Open Source Geodata
Steer Davies Gleave Dundee Public Transport Information System - Interactive City Map
The AA AA Smart City Guide

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