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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Publication

The BCS Award Winners 2009

The British Cartographic Society Awards were recently announced at the Annual Symposium in Newport Pagnell, on Thursday 18th June, 2009.

The following awards for 2009 were presented.
More details about the winners, and photographs from the evening, are available on the BCS website.
http://www.cartography.org.uk/awards

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY NEW MAPMAKER AWARD
This award has been developed to encourage those starting out in cartographic or related industries as students or new employees in commercial firms or government. It is run with the continuing support of the National Geographic Society.

WINNER
Christoph Hoesli, Institute of Goegraphy at the University of Bern (Switzerland)
Southern Sudan Topographic Base Map Series: Map Sheet E - Eastern Equatorial.

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HENRY JOHNS CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL AWARD
Since 1975 the BCS has presented an award to the author of the most outstanding article published in The Cartographic Journal as judged by the editorial board. The award is sponsored by Lovell Johns and is named after Colonel Henry Johns who founded the company in 1965 as a traditional cartographic service company primarily serving the mapping needs of map publishers.

WINNER
Jarke J van Wijk, Professor of Visualisation at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
The winning article appeared in volume 45 issue 1 and is titled “Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections”.

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AVENZA AWARD FOR ELECTRONIC MAPPING
The Avenza Award is open to entries designed and created for electronic format. This year, qualifying entries included Web-based products, CD-Roms, presentations and databased derived mapping.
The judges have decided to present two Commendations.

COMMENDATION
Steer Davies Gleave
Canary Wharf Route Planner

COMMENDATION
Platts
CD ROM North American Natural Gas System Atlas 2008-09

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THE STANFORDS AWARD FOR PRINTED MAPPING
The Stanfords Award is open to any mapping in the printed form, whether it be a poster, leaflet, folded sheet map, atlas or page from a book.
Once again this proved a popular award with numerous entries for the judges to consider. Final deliberations gave not only a winner but also two highly commended certificates and one commended certificate for presentation.

WINNER
Collins GEO
Collins Social Studies Atlas for Nigeria and Collins Keystart UK Atlas

HIGH COMMENDATION
Global Mapping
The Earth Concise World Atlas

HIGH COMMENDATION
Platts
US Coal Activity Wall Map 2009-10, Natural Gas System of Europe Map, Electric Power System of Europe Map and Electric Transmission in Europe poster map

COMMENDATION
Collins Geo
The Irish Times Universal Atlas of the World

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ORDNANCE SURVEY MASTERMAP AWARD FOR BETTER MAPPING
The Ordnance Survey MasterMap award is to encourage innovative and stimulating map products derived from, and composed mainly of, Ordnance Survey's MasterMap data. The award is run with the support of Ordnance Survey.

WINNER
Applied Information Group
Legible London

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JOHN C. BARTHOLOMEW AWARD FOR SMALL SCALE MAPPING
The John C. Bartholomew Award is sponsored by Collins Bartholomew, and the family of the late John C. Bartholomew.

WINNER
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World

COMMENDATION
Global Mapping
The Dynamic World

COMMENDATION
Platts
Natural Gas System of Europe

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BCS AWARD
This is to be presented to the entry judged to be the best from the three award winning entries presented for 2009, from The OS Mastermap Award won by Applied Inforamtion Group, The Stanfords Award won by Collins GEO, and the John C. Bartholomew Award won by National Geographic.

WINNER
Collins GEO
Collins Social Studies Atlas for Nigeria and Collins Keystart UK Atlas.


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About the BCS
The British Cartographic Society (BCS) was founded in 1963 to promote the better compilation, use and understanding of maps, in all their forms. As part of its charitable aims the BCS undertakes to promote an understanding of the principles of cartography, encourage greater awareness of the importance of maps and to encourage their wider use.

As a learned society, the BCS provides its members with a journal and newsletter as well as opportunities for increasing their own awareness and skills through its programme of events, including the annual symposium.

The BCS represents UK cartography on behalf of the Royal Society within the International Cartographic Association and is a founder member of the UK GEOforum, which promotes the wider geographic information community.

The British Cartographic Society
c/o Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AR

For further information contact:
Ken Atherton, BCS Administration
12 Elworthy Drive, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9AT, England, UK tel / fax: +44 (0)1823 665 775
e-mail: admin@cartography.org.uk
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