And the Winners Are ...

By Nora Parker

2004_Web_Mapping_Contest_Winners During the first three weeks of October, the Directions Magazine/Microsoft Corporation 2004 Web Mapping Contest received 85 really amazing entries.Then from October 21 to the end of the month, you (our readers) voted for your favorite contestant. Participation is the key to this kind of effort, and we wish to offer our thanks to the hundreds of people from around the world who entered and voted!

Without further ado, here are the winners.

Winner: Government Category
Patrick Cunningham of Blue Marble Geographics, for the City of Glenwood Springs, CO, municipal mapping tool, based on Blue Marble's Marble hosts the data on their BeyondGeo servers and the City of Glenwood's staff creates and maintains the map from their personal account.Click here to view the map. 

Winner: Business Category
Katia Zilber
of Telmap Ltd, for the AndromedaTM Map Server.Telmap's mobile  mapping applications (off-board navigation and mobile tracking) are based on the AndromedaTM Map Server, which enables features such as positioning, address and poi search, geocoding, reverse-geocoding, route planning and reporting.Click here to view the map. 

Winner: Miscellaneous Category
Marco Noordeloos
of the WorldFish Center, for ReefBase: A Global Information System on Coral Reefs. ReefBase is the world's largest online information system on coral reefs, serving scientists, managers, educators and others with a professional interest in these important natural resources.Click here to view the map.

Our congratulations to Patrick, Katia and Marco, and we hope you will each enjoy your new SmartPhone, courtesy of Microsoft.

Also, six lucky people were selected at random to get a prize just for voting! The Grand Prize 15-inch Flat Screen TV goes to Andy Morsell.TJ Abbenhaus, Gary Wilson, Ken Lord, Steve Romanlewski and R.Fritz each have won a copy of Microsoft Streets and Trips with a GPS receiver!

Stay tuned next week for Steve Lombardi's 2nd Annual Oscars of Web Mapping, in which he takes an amusing look at the entries, and awards many "Oscars" in categories that are completely arbitrary and capricious ... but hey, he's the guy who wrangles the prizes at Microsoft, so he's earned the privilege!

Published Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Written by Nora Parker

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