At the biennial International Cartographic Conferences, ICA organizes an International Map Exhibition, where map products originating from ICA member countries are exhibited. An international jury selects the best entries in six categories; in addition, there is also a public vote. Please find the winners of the ICA Map Awards 2019 below.
3rd place: Atlas of Poland’s Political Geography (Poland)
2nd place: Graphical Statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1897–20 (Switzerland)
1st place: National Atlas of Hungary (Hungary)
A comprehensive, and detailed atlas. The cartography is lavish and sets Hungary’s natural environment in its human context. The maps are accompanied by numerous well presented graphs, text and infographics.
3rd place: Water Rhyme in Gusu (China)
2nd place: Caydence (United Kingdom)
1st place: Politics of Remembrance 1945–2015 (Austria)
A rich map-based portal to explore the memorial landscape of Vienna. The maps are beautifully designed and positioned within a very well constructed application to give the user multiple ways to interact.
Educational cartographic products
3rd place: Statistical Maps: Data Elaboration and Presentation (Poland)
2nd place: TouchIt3D Tactile Maps (Czech Republic)
1st place: Cartography. (USA-Esri)
A bit big to take on a plane.
Other cartographic products
3rd place: 3D model of Domnica Cave (Czech Republic)
2nd place: Transparent globes (China)
1st place: Map Data Provision Products (Japan)
Incorporating maps into the design of various products is not new but when done well, creates interesting and attractive items. Cartographers will certainly be keen to be seen in these shoes!
Charts on panels
3rd place: Abords et port de I’île Saint-Pierre (France)
2nd place: Tokyo Wan (Japan)
1st place: The map of Northern Sea Area (China)
Highly colourful and visually stunning, this 3D depiction uses novel technology to provide a rich, immersive experience. Symbols are clear and the depth cues work well at different viewing angles.
Maps on panels
3rd place: The Melbourne Map (Australia)
2nd place: Ecological Area Map of the Estuary Wetland of Dagu River (China)
1st place: Fimbulheimen in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica (Norway)
A huge map portraying a 600km Antarctic mountain range. The size of the map juxtaposes the sparse, barren, yet stunning landscape that skilfully combines satellite imagery with exquisite typography. Beautiful cartography.
Public Vote: Water Rhyme in Gusu (China)
Congratulations to all winners!
The international jury this year at ICC2019 was co-chaired by Kenneth Field and Ian Muehlenhaus. Further jury members were:
- Kenneth Field and Ian Muehlenhaus
- Temenoujka Bandrova
- William Cartwright
- Serena Coetzee
- Igor Drecki
- David Fairbairn
- Georg Gartner
- Amy Griffin
- Anja Hopfstock
- Lorenz Hurni
- Antoni Moore
- Dušan Petrovic
- Hiroshi Une
- Nonoko Tsukada
For a full list of map products exhibited during ICC2019, please check the PDF catalogue.