Best Map Award 2008-2017 Journal of Maps

As Journal of Maps has grown since it was first published in 2005 we have established a growing back catalogue of articles, with maps covering many countries and, indeed, planets. From 2008 we have initiated a “Best Map” award to be presented to the single best contribution to the journal in the year it was published. Contributions are judged upon both their academic content and cartographic quality. It is neither the best academic paper nor the best designed map, but a combination of qualities from both areas. The winners of the award will, where financially and technically feasible, see their map published as part of a limited 200 copy print run which will be made available for sale “at cost”.

Please see as follows the Best Maps from 2008 - 2017.

Best Map of 2017

The award for the 2017 “Best Map” goes to (Daniel M. Stephen & Bernhard Jenny) The article is titled: Automated layout of origin–destination flow maps: U.S. county-to-county migration 2009–2013.

Interactive flow mapping applications allow…

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Best Map of 2016

The award for the 2016 “Best Map” goes to (Bernhard Jenny, Johannes Liem, Bojan Šavrič & William M. Putman) The article is titled: Interactive video maps: A year in the life of Earth's CO2

The main component of video maps is a video stream…

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Best Map of 2015

The award for the 2015 “Best Map” goes to Vít Pászto, Alžběta Brychtová, Pavel Tuček, Lukáš Marek and Jaroslav Burian (Palacký University, Czech Republic) for their visualisation of municipalities in the Czech Republic. The article is…

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Best Map of 2014

The award for the 2014 “Best Map” goes to Jerzy Zasadni (AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków) and Piotr Kłapyta (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) for their paleoglaciological map of the Tatra Mountains. The article is titled:…

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Best Map of 2013

The award for the 2013 “Best Map” goes to Fernando Nadal Junqueira VillelaJurandyr Luciano Sanches Ross and Sidneide Manfredini (Federal University of Sao Carlos and University of Sao Paulo) for their geomorphological map of the landscape…

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Best Map of 2012

The award for the 2012 “Best Map” goes to Maria Zuniga, Angel Pueyo and Jose-Luis Calvo (University of Zaragoza) for their mapping of population change across Spain in the 20th Century. The publication is titled: The Spanish population…

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Best Map of 2011

The award for the 2011 “Best Map” goes to Giedre Beconyte, Vilmantas Alekna and Inga Rocite (Vilnius University) for their depiction of conflict and terrorism in Europe during the 21 century. The publication is titled: A Map of 21st Century…

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Best Map of 2010

The award for the 2010 “Best Map” goes to Donald Lafreniere (University of Western Ontario) and Douglas Rivet (Western Michigan University) for their historical mapping of Sandwich, Ontario, Canada. The publication is titled: Rescaling the…

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Best Map of 2009

The award for the 2009 “Best Map” goes to David Evans (Durham University), David Twigg (Loughborough University), Brice Rea (University of Aberdeen) and Chris Orton (Durham University) for their mapping of the Tungnaarjokull (Iceland)…

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Best Map of 2008

It is with great pleasure that we are able award the 2008 “Best Map” to Eva Sahlin and Neil Glasser (Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University) for their publication titled: Geomorphological map of Cadair Idris,…

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