Cartifact has confirmed the Official Rules for its sponsored Map Innovation Award. The Award for the best map-focused innovation of 2012 carries a top prize of $10,000. While the deadline for actual submissions is December 31, 2012, all potential submitters must register their intent online by August 15, 2012 to be eligible.
The awarding panel of judges includes leaders from different mapping disciplines: Brady Forrest, Where Conference Chair; Charlie Frye, Chief Cartographer at Esri; Tom Patterson, Senior Cartographer for the National Park Service; Artem Pavlenko, creator of Mapnik; David Rumsey, map collector and display technologist; Denis Wood, author, curator of “The Power of Maps”; and Cartifact Founder Graham Marriott.
Registration and more information are available online at www.cartifact.com/innovationaward.
About Cartifact: Cartifact specializes in the design and production of high-end maps and map systems for print, desktop and mobile media. Major worldwide companies look to Cartifact to set the industry standard for excellence in cartographic design, mapmaking technology and the communication of location-based information.
Cartifact has designed global map systems for MapQuest, Yahoo! and deCarta, in addition to providing premium map and data integration services for major Real Estate and Financial Services companies including CB Richard Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bank of America.