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The Awards > The NGS New Mapmaker Award 2007

The National Geographic Society New Mapmaker Award
This award is open to those people who have been engaged in the preparation of maps for up to two years, including college students and new employees in commercial firms or government. Mapping can utilise Cartography, Geomatics, and/or GIS.
The award comprises a prize, certificate and the BCS will pay for one years membership to the society. The award is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the continuing support of The National Geographic Society.

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David Miller, senior editor at the NGS, was sorry he couldn't attend this year to present the award, but will forward the prize money and atlas directly to the winner.
In his absence BCS President, Mary Spence MBE, presented the certificate.



Alexander Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University
An Analysis of the Cartographic Language of European State Topographic Maps: Aesthetics, Style and Identity

The judges were extremely impressed with the amount of research and work that had been undertaken in the production of this entry. The result - an impressive volume including photographs and well reproduced illustrations as well as derived and original mapping.
The layout and presentation of the original maps has been well thought through. The colours were interesting and worked really well to ensure clarity. In addition to the maps the quantitive diagrams were also easy to interpret.
Although the original maps were the reason for this entry in to the Award, the Judges were drawn into the text to investigate subjects further. The content was found to be very readable and the layout and presentation of the whole work extremely attractive.
The Judges wish Alex the very best of luck as he pursues publication of his work.

Alex Kent receives the certificate from BCS President Mary Spence MBE

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Entries were received from:



James Bornemann, University of New Brunswick, Canada Watersheds of Fredricton
Sarah Hamylton, University of Cambridge Poivre Islands, Amirantes, Republic of Seychelles
Alex Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University An Analysis of the Cartographic Language of European State Topographic Maps: Aesthetics, Style and Identity
Adam King, University of Glasgow An Examination of the Representation of Relief on Maps at 1:100,000 Scale. A Continuing Proposal for a National Map Series at 1:100,000 Scale for Great Britain
Peter McBride, University of Glasgow Wadi Allaqi Historical Water Levels

Photography by Martin Lubikowski
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