It is with great pleasure that we announce
Landform modifications within an intra-
montane urban landscape due to indus-
trial activity, Wałbrzych, SW Poland
has been awarded our Best Map Award. The map impressed the awards panel who noted that it was “an excellent well designed and presented map.” In particular, there was praise for the colour choices and clarity in the use of symbology. It is a worthy winner.
About the Award
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 for the most recent winner of the Best Map Award, and each winning map since the award’s inception.