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SplashMaps win the Wallis award!

SplashMaps win the Society of Cartographers Wallis award for excellence in cartography 2014!

Our poster for the entry, showing the overview and a section of the Legacy Map

Our poster for the entry, showing the overview and a section of the Legacy Map.

 

Only one prize is given each year and this year was particularly well contested with 10 entrants in the final.  We join a distinguished and exclusive list of award winners since the societies creation 50 years ago.

Specifically the judges loved the maps with comments highlighting the “Very user-focussed design”, “Good visual hierarchy, and sensible selection of features” and “Effective use of a novel medium, retaining graphic clarity.

Delighted? Yep.

Surprised? absolutely not!

We’ve assured that our cartography is second to none in style, clarity and content. When you get a SplashMap you are not just getting innovative thinking and a novel concept.  You are getting the award winning cartography that assures you’ll always navigate with confidence.

Our entry was the Tour du Nord map series, developed & designed in partnership with Steer Davies Gleave.

Detail for one of the sub sections of the Tour du Nord SplashMap

We created this map series as part of the legacy for the highly successful Tour de France Yorkshire stages this year.  The maps continue to be highly popular for those riding the route, wanting to take detours and gain a great permanent memento for one of Great Britain’s finest sporting showcases.

Cartographers pour over the maps at the British Cartographic Society conference in June

Cartographers pour over the maps at the British Cartographic Society conference in June

So we’d like to thank Clare, Euan and Josh from SDG once again for their efforts.  Looking forward to working with you again guys!

The Tour du Nord maps are broken into the two stages of this years “Grand Depart” in Yorkshire.  Each stage covers two maps at 1:40 000 and each map is divided into two more-or-less linear sections.

TdN Stage 2 A&B print

Why go to that trouble? Well, despite the length of the Routes measuring 190 and 201km we manage to get the whole of each stage in just two beautiful scarf sized maps.  The practicality of the maps was picked up in the Yorkshire Post recently as they gain momentum for their get Yorkshire cycling campaign.

Buy yours now, and if you’re a member of CartoSoc… use that discount code.  Mail me if you need to be reminded 😉

 

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