2018 BCS Awards

The British Cartographic Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Awards as follows:

The British Cartographic Society Award & Garsdale Design Award for 3D Mapping

Winner: The Multi-Layer Wood Map: Overview Maps, David Kidd

Judges' Comments: "Beautiful and you'd be excited to get this in the post.  Using technology to cut wood plus GIS for a truly different product."   

Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping

Winner: Visual Atlas of the World 2nd Edition: National Geographic

Judges' Comments: "Stunning production. A magnificent volume which screams out buy me."

Avenza Award

Winner: What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out: National Geographic

Judges' Comments: "Very strong and clear that suits this global disaster, effectively communicated and superb use of colour." 

John Bartholomew Award

Winner: Climatological Atlas of Tropical Cyclones over the Western North Pacific (1981-2010): The Institute of Cartography, East China Normal University

Judges' Comments: "Very clever and visually attractive presentation of huge amount of complex information. Great collection of inventive, beautifully designed thematic maps and infographics. Very engaging and beautiful to look at, with good mixture of styles of thematic maps and infographics. Very well focussed on the theme and the wide range of topics is dealt with imaginatively. A great achievement, containing fine examples of thematic cartography."