The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) Bartholomew Globe award is given 'for excellence in the assembly, delivery or application of geographical information through cartography, GIS and related techniques'. It was conferred in Perth on 24 January 2011 by the Society’s Vice President, the well-known explorer David Hempleman-Adams.
The Bartholomew Globe is one of the Society's more recent awards, created in 2000 to acknowledge excellence in cartography and associated areas. Its naming was in recognition of the closely associated and richly intertwined history of RSGS and the Bartholomew family and firm, including in the inception of the Society in 1884.
At the same time, Chris Fleet and Professor Charles Withers, Professor of Historical Geography in the University of Edinburgh, were awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Society (FRSGS) 'in recognition of distinguished contributions to the work of the Society and / or for contributions to the advancement of geography in Scotland’.
For further information and recipients, see RSGS Medals and Awards