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Map Awards and Competitions


Main Prize
Tararua Range
Geographx Ltd

This "POP" map poster measures 746mm x 690mm landscape and features the
Tararua Range in a birds-eye view.
It is intended for outdoor enthusiasts and utilises an innovative
oblique map projection that allows the viewer to intuitively visualise
and unravel the complex maze of river valleys and ridgelines in this
mountainous area.

- for putting the art in cartography

Best Book
Jacaranda Atlas 7th Edition
Spatial Vision in Partnership with Wiley

The Jacaranda Atlas is synonymous with school students around Australia
as the benchmark for geographic learning. Already having won numerous
awards the Atlas and its digital companion myWorldAtlas have been
recognised as leading learning resources and a benchmark for
cartographic excellence.

- for the volume of information

Merit Awards
Rotorua District Council Draft District Plan 2011
Rotorua District Council

A selection of content from the District Plan. The draft contains 134
maps. An example of the three types of maps provided (special, urban, rural)

- for usability

Metallogenic Map of New South Wales 1:500 000
Geological Survey of New South Wales

This map displays major metallic districts shown with a symbol
indicating the mineral system type and relative value in australian
dollars across the state of NSW. This system of mineral classification
has only recently been developed by the Geological Survey of New South
Wales. A series of province maps using this classification system are in

- excellent example of this type of map

People's Award
Cahill Butterfly Projection World Map
David Burlace