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CDRC win big at BCS – SoC Conference 2015

The British Cartographic Society and the Society of Cartographers joined hands for the BCS-SoC Conference 2015, hosted in York, 8 September – 10 September.

The conference brings together map-makers, map users, and other enthusiasts to mix with delegates from commercial, academic and government organisations who share a common interest in using and promoting maps as a valuable means of communication.

As part of the evening the BCS hosted a prestigious awards ceremony to honour work in this area, and CDRC staff performed outstandingly. Dr James Cheshire, Deputy Director & Co-Investigator of CDRC UCL, and Oliver O’Brien, Researcher at CDRC UCL, won the following:

Oliver O’Brien – Avenza Award for Electronic Mapping for Datashine. Oliver was also highly commended in the Google Award for Mapping the General Election

Dr James Cheshire – London: The Information Capital (book, of which James is co-author) won the The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping, The John C. Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping and the top prize, The BCS Award.

A blog post by Oliver O’Brien, detailing first-hand the conference and ceremony, can be accessed here.