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09 September 2008, 16:26

Open mapping project wins commendation from British Cartographic Society

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At the British Cartographic Society Awards 2008, the received a commendation in the Avenza Award for Electronic Mapping category. OpenCycleMap was created by Andy Allan and Dave Stubbs and uses data from the open source OpenStreetMap project to present maps of the cycle lanes and routes around the world, creating a new kind of map which previously didn't exist.

The winner of the Electronic Mapping category was the Thames Estuary Coastal Habitat Atlas by Peter Brett Associates, who went on to also win the BCS Award.

Innovation in proprietary mapping didn't do quite as well, with the Ordnance Survey MasterMap award for Better Mapping going unawarded, the judges saying "The problem was not with the quality of the products, but they felt there was minimal or no innovative use of OS MasterMap data."

Full results of the awards are available on the BCS website.


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