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Apr
2017
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Enter the BCS Awards

We’re pleased to announce that The British Cartographic Society (BCS) are collecting entries for their 2017 awards. Their range of award categories aims to recognize the very best cartographic work and scholarship from around the globe and entries are welcomed from all areas of the mapping community.

We provide the BCS with an award to encourage excellence in cartographic design and the innovative and exciting use of OS OpenData. Over the years, we have had some excellent entries including this winning entry from Ashley Clough at Parallel in 2013.

Entitled: ‘OS OpenData backgrounds and overlays for interactive UK healthcare visualisation’. Parallel’s websites and webapps required a set of mapping backdrops that were optimized for the display of data overlays.

In 2016 Heikki Vesanto won with his entry ‘Every Person in Scotland Mapped’.

And in 2015 Clear Mapping Co won with their winning entry Poldark’s Country.

The map was made to help visitors orientate themselves around the remote fishing village of Porthgwarra which was made famous by the popular TV show Poldark.

As you can see we have had some very different entries over the years all showcasing the power of OS OpenData. So, if you have done something innovative or exciting with OS OpenData then why not enter it into our competition?

The award winners and commended entries will be announced at the prestigious Annual Dinner held at the BCS/SoC Conference in September 2017. The winning and commended maps will then be showcased in BCS publications and archived at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

To enter go to the BCS website www.cartography.org.uk/awards/ to download the Award Rules and Application forms.

The closing date for award entries is 30 June 2017.

Good luck!

 

 

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