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Avenza Announces 2003 MAPublisher Map Competition Winners 08.26.2003

August 26, 2003
Competition showcases the quality and diversity of maps that can be produced with MAPublisher.

Avenza is pleased to announce the winners of the 2003 MAPublisher Map Competition - a competition that showcases the quality and diversity of maps that can be produced with MAPublisher.

“The quality of this year’s submissions was amazing,” said Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems Inc. “We continue to be impressed by the high quality of the maps our users produce and we congratulate the winners and thank all entrants for their excellent display of cartographic skill using MAPublisher,” he added.

Summary of category winners

2003 Best Map Overall - Atlas of Namibia Team, Directorate Environment Affairs for ‘Atlas of Namibia: A portrait of the land and its people’.

2003 Best Special Purpose Map - Janis Turlajs, Gints Millins and Gvido Petersons, Jana Seta Map Publishers Ltd., for ‘Pasaules Geografijas Atlants (World Geographic Atlas)’.

2003 Best Topographic Map - Charles Kitterman, Kulshan Cartographic Services for ‘Mt. Rainier Climbing Guide’.

2003 Best General Purpose Map – Hans Van der Maarel, eXQte for ‘Wandkaart Apeldoorn’.

2003 Best Thematic Map - Atlas of Namibia Team, Directorate Environment Affairs for ‘Atlas of Namibia: A portrait of the land and its people’.

2003 Best Transportation Map – Steve Spindler, Steve Spindler Cartography for ‘Greater Philadelphia Regional Bicycle Map’.

2003 Best Academic Map Individual - Jonathan Shadreck Gwaligwali, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) for ‘City of Blantyre’.

2003 Best Multimedia Map - Sumiyo Giampietro, Gregg Faus, Hepp Maccoy and Susan Baggett, Company 39, Inc. for ‘Lower Manhattan Virtual Tour’.

12 additional submissions received Notable Entry status.

Details of each map, the associated images and the notable entries can be found on the Avenza’s website at http://www.avenza.com/MPcomp/2003.

Source: Avenza Systems Inc.