Awards program recognizes some of the industry's best digital and paper mapping projects.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions' Cartographic Excellence Awards Program is now accepting entries. The competition recognizes innovative, technically advanced mapping projects and Internet presentations created by cartographers and mapping professionals worldwide using Intergraph's technology. Intergraph customers as well as students are invited to submit entries by April 10, 2004. Participants may submit entries in three categories:

  • Category I: Plotted Maps - Expected entries are thematic maps produced for geographic information system (GIS) applications for analytical or interpretive presentations. Entries should be printed on a computer plotter.
  • Category II: Printed Maps - Expected entries are topographic, reference, planimetric, composite and specialized theme submissions, including image maps. For example, traditional maps, such as atlas maps, city plans, transportation maps and aeronautical and nautical charts. Entries should be lithographic print, printed on an offset printing press.
  • Category III: Internet Presentations - Expected entries are presentations produced using Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions' Web products.

Entries will be exhibited and judged during GeoSpatial World 2004, the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community annual international training and management conference, May 12-14 in Miami Beach, Fla. First-place and first runner-up winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and $500, respectively, as well as complimentary registration to GeoSpatial World 2005.

Judging will be based on design and technique; technical, innovative and imaginative use of software and system capabilities; and aesthetic merit. Plotted or printed entries will also be evaluated on the quality of cartographic communication, and Internet entries will be examined for the quality of analytical presentation.

Source: Intergraph, Feb. 4, 2004