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2011
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Award for OS VectorMap District

The beta release of OS VectorMap District was voted winner in its category at the 2011 British Cartographic Society Awards which form part of the society’s annual symposium.

The judges awarded us Winner of the 2011 Avenza Award for Electronic Mapping.

The award was presented to two of our cartographers at the event’s gala dinner at Shrigley Hall, near Macclesfield. The panel of highly regarded cartographers described our entry as ‘a top-quality base map that is clear and easy to use, displaying class-leading cartography’.

Charley, Paul, Bob and Chris with the award. Image courtesy of Martin Lubikowski, ML Design.

Charley, Paul, Bob and Chris with the award. Image courtesy of Martin Lubikowski, ML Design.

OS VectorMap District is a map on which you can overlay your own information. It can also be customised by selecting and styling different features in different ways. Ideal for creating web applications, OS VectorMap District contains only the most important information to give you a clear, uncluttered backdrop map. 

We also had the honour of giving the first of the main presentations at the conference; an opportunity to share with fellow map and GI professionals the progress that we have made in understanding how to make cartography work equally well for users with a colour vision deficiency.

More information on OS VectorMap District and our other OS OpenData products can be found on our website, and more information on the symposium and awards can be found on the website of The British Cartographic Society.

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