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The Awards > The NGS New Mapmaker Award 2006

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 National Geographic Society.

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David Miller, senior editor at the NGS was unable to attend this years symposium to present the award, however he would like to encourage more UK participation in the future. Unfortunately none of the winners are able to attend, and their certificates and prizes will be forwarded onto them.


Paul A Light, COGS, Canada
National Parks & Historic Sites of Western Newfoundland and Labrador

The judges agreed this is a very pleasant piece of work giving much information in a clear uncluttered approach. Relatively simple in presentation, it does not overload the reader but tends more to draw his attention back to the subject matter encouraging the piece to be read rather than just looked at.

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Saiyed Shamim Raza, India
North Delhi Power Limited

The judges found this work interesting with respect to the combination of satellite imagery and mapping to help with the placement of power cables now and in the future. The project clearly illustrates the importance of maps for this type of work and how the GIS data can be manipulated to create maps with real cartographic integrity.


Entries were received from:



Paul A Light, COGS Fortress Halifax
Vicki Gazzola, COGS Volcanoes of the Hawaiian Islands
Vicki Gazzola, COGS Kayaking in Canada
Fiona Harriss, COGS Acadia University
Fiona Harriss, COGS Birds Oiled at Sea
Fiona Harriss, COGS Halifax Regional Municipality
Lynsey MacPhail, University of Glasgow Web site maps
Note: COGS = Centre of Geographic Sciences, Nova Scotia Community College

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