Posted - 09/09/2008 : 16:43:12
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The BCS Award Winners 2008
The British Cartographic Society Awards were recently announced at the Annual Symposium in Newport Pagnell, on Thursday 4th September, 2008.
The following awards for 2008 were presented.
More details about the winners, and photographs from the evening, will be available on the BCS website shortly.
THE UKHO JUNIOR MAPMAKER AWARD
This new award has been developed to encourage the creative representation, by children, of their environment in graphic form. The competition is supported by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and will be given every two years. It comprises of a cheque for £50 for the overall winner in each of four age groups ranging from 7-16 years.
In the Mercator category (9-11):
COMMENDATION – Rhiannon Trower, from Taunton.
In the Atlas category (7-9 years):
WINNER – Chloe Smith from Brackley.
COMMENDATION – Louisa Webb from Taunton.
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.
Wesley Jones (NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences, Canada) Dry Belt, Settlement and Abandonment of Southeast Alberta and Southwest Saskatchewan, 1908 to 1926
Colin Lundrigan (NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences, Canada) Canadian Crime: Canada and Halifax
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.
Mark Harrower of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The winning article appeared in volume 44 issue 4 and is titled “Unclassed Animated Choropleth Maps”.
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 were very impressed with the entries this year and have decided to present two Commendations as well as a winner.
Peter Brett Associates
Thames Estuary Coastal Habitat Atlas
Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson
Electronic chart plotter focusing on the North Sea
Cycle Map using OpenStreetMaps open source geodata
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.
The judges agonized over this very popular award and finally decided as well as the winner, two highly commended and two commended certificates should be presented.
Helen C. Stirling
Moray Health Walks
2009 Fold out road atlas of Britain
The Dynamic World
The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World.
Fishing Map of the Rackeve Branch of the Danube
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.
Unfortunately, an award will not be made this year as it was the opinion of the judges that the entries did not fulfil all of the criteria as stated in the rules. The problem was not with the quality of the products, but they felt there was minimal or no innovative use of OS MasterMap data.
JOHN C. BARTHOLOMEW AWARD FOR SMALL SCALE MAPPING
The John C. Bartholomew Award is sponsored by Collins Bartholomew.
Unfortunately, it was decided that not enough entries fully met the criteria so there is no winner. The judges did feel that one entry merited a Commended certificate.
Books Division of National Geographic Society, Washington DC National Geographic Atlas of China
This is to be presented to the entry judged to be the best from the two award winning entries presented for 2008, from The Avenza Award won by Peter Brett Associates and The Stanfords Award won by Helen C. Stirling.
Peter Brett Associates
Thames Estuary Coastal Habitat Atlas.
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.
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For further information contact:
Ken Atherton, BCS Administration
12 Elworthy Drive, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9AT, England, UK tel / fax: +44 (0)1823 665 775