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The Awards > The Avenza Award 2009

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 web-based products, CD-ROMs and flash presentations.
The judges were impressed with the entries and have decided to present two Commendations but no overall winner this year.

Commended :: Commended



Steer Davies Gleave
Canary Wharf Route Planner

This product was developed to enable the marketing-suite to promote the accessibility of Canary Wharf to potential tenants within a 3-hour rail journey.
Using creatively-designed dynamic, static and schematic displays, the cartographic visualisation of the rail journey from the station of origin to Canary Wharf was imaginative, morphing from an initial conventional mapping backdrop through the traditional London Rail and Underground map to the straight tube-line diagram, matching the mode of travel for each section of the journey.

This was an excellent and innovative concept and the judges believed it had high potential for future development, for example mapping journeys to the Olympic venues in 2012.

Clare Neal, of Steer Davies Gleave collects the certificate from BCS President Bob Lilley

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CD ROM North American Natural Gas System Atlas 2008-09

This specialist atlas provides a very comprehensive view of the complete natural gas system across the United States, Canada and Mexico, giving the user easy access to a high-level of detail and information with a flexibility to print, create images and share with colleagues.
The range of features was impressive with good choices of colour and symbols which did not overwhelm the background mapping, which always remained clear and legible whenever using the interactive features on the 250 linked PDF pages.
Overall the judges believed that this was a cartographically-effective and practical product.

Unfortunately Platts were unable to attend the presentation from the USA so BCS Vice President Cliff Nicklin collects the certificate on their behalf from BCS President Bob Lilley.

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Entries were received from:



Frank Van Cappelle StatPlanet - Interactive Thematic Mapping
Cloudmade Cloudmade Online Mapping Services
Cornwall County Council Cornwall Crime Explorer
Benjamin Firmston Topographic Map of Llanganati Mountain Range with dataset for Magellan GPS
GeoEnable Limited Iracambi Web Map
Harper Collins Collins Primary World Atlas Flipchart - Scotland
Steer Davies Gleave Canary Wharf Route Planner
Platts North American Natural Gas System Atlas CD ROM 2008-09

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