The Highland Council Wins BCS Award for Mapping Innovation
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The Highland Council Wins BCS Award for Mapping Innovation

June 22, 2010 -- The BCS has recognised innovative use of mapping at the recently held BCS Symposium entitled “Talking with Maps” that attracted over 100 mapping professionals and enthusiasts. The winning individuals and organisations, announced during the awards ceremony, were rewarded for demonstrating their innovation and excellence through the successful use of better map design.

Across the following four award categories, the winners were:

The Highland Council subsequently went on to become overall winner of all four categories to claim the prestigious BCS Award. On receiving this award, Peter Alexander of The Highland Council remarked, “We are thrilled to be recognised as overall winner of the BCS awards especially in light of the extremely intense competition.”

A further award presented during the ceremony was The Henry Johns Award. This was presented to authors Alexander Kent of Southampton University and Peter Vujakovic of Canterbury Christ Church University for the best article in The Cartographic Journal entitled 'Stylistic Diversity in European 1:50 000 State Topographic Maps'.

In addition to the Annual Awards, the Society also conferred Honorary Fellowship on Ken Atherton in recognition of his many years of devoted service to the Society. Since becoming a member in 1983 he has fulfilled many roles and remains heavily involved with the Symposium as a key member of the Programme Committee.

Cliff Nicklin, Vice President and Acting Awards Officer, commented, ‘This year has seen a high standard in the awards and it is a pleasure to see an entry from local government win the coveted BCS Award. We are eager for more organisations to enter their maps for the awards and hope that the success of The Highland Council will encourage this’.

Information on the awards is available at Entries are accepted from non-members as well as BCS members. The deadline for the 2011 awards is February 2011.

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