25 Jun 2010

The BCS John C. Bartholomew Award 2010 Winner

This coveted British Cartographic Society award is presented for originality and excellence in the field of thematic (non-topographic, 1:100,000 and smaller) cartography, with the emphasis on effective communication of the intended theme or themes. Collins Geo, through CollinsBartholomew and the family of the late John C. Bartholomew support this award.

Geo-Genealogy of Irish Surnames
Dr. Kenneth Field, Principal Lecturer in GIS at
Kingston University London, and Dr. Linda Beale a Research Fellow in the Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health at Imperial College London.

The map illustrates Irish surnames with historic and numeric importance to the counties of Ireland. Surnames from the 1890 Irish census are geo-located with font size relating to the number of people with that surname according to birth counts.

Click on the map to see an enlarged version without the index.

Judges’ comments:
● A highly original and innovative product, demonstrating a good fusion between GIS and cartography
● Imaginative use of GIS for the challenging subject matter
● A very successful and marketable product

ESRI Mapping Centre blog post
Geo-Geneology of Irish Surnames

Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth Edition
SIL International (entered by Irene Tucker).

‘Ethnologue is the comprehensive reference volume that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today. The Ethnologue has been an active research project for more than fifty years. Thousands of linguists and other researchers all over the world rely on and have contributed to the Ethnologue. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive listing of information of its kind.’ - Website description.

Judges’ comments:
● A huge amount of information presented in a clear way
● Generally a good choice of cartographic design techniques, colours, etc, and also good editorial control over area to be mapped, insets, etc
● Overall an excellent solution to a very ambitious project

www.ethnologue.com for further details.

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