2019 Garsdale Design Award for 3D mapping
3D Cartography Award Sponsored by GD3D® the 3D geospatial brand from Garsdale Design, is a new exciting award open to everyone in any industry creating interesting, informative, exciting 3D cartography (real or imagined) using any technique and/or medium!

Currently we find 3D representations all around us, whether it is a web map, a survey plan, a planning visualisation, or even a computer game. This can come in many forms from a simple isometric drawing through to full haptic virtual reality.

We don’t care what industry you are in or what software you use, whether you are a surveyor, cartographer, GIS user, artist, engineer, data scientist, or other, we just want to see your amazing 3D representations and hope the entries will challenge everyone’s perception of what 3D cartography is!

There are many interpretations of what 3D cartography is, so we don’t want to limit entries. We propose an award for an overall winner based on communication of the intended message, legibility, simplicity, visual impact, and composition. There will also be commended awards for those we see as having merit in particular areas, science, statistics, visualisation, urban, natural environment, fictional, and other.

Entries will be considered by a panel of judges, appointed by the GD3D® team at Garsdale Design and the BCS Awards Committee. The panel will include a range of people from different areas of expertise in the 3D data industry. The panel will judge the quality and design of the map in relation to the purpose for which the map was produced.
The winning entry will be announced at the BCS Conference 2019. The award comprises a crystal trophy to be retained by the winner and a certificate. The winning entry will be put forward for the BCS Award. Those commended will receive a certificate.

All entries will be exhibited at the BCS Conference and the winners will be published in The Cartographic Journal and on the BCS website following the Awards Ceremony.

We don’t want to limit the entries but as guidance below is an example list of entry types. This list is not exhaustive, and the judging panel will consider other formats as appropriate:
• Web map
• 3D print
• Game executable
• VR formats compatible with HoloLens, HTC Vive, Apple & Android
• GIS format
• Paper
• Mobile Application (Android or iPhone)

The RULES OF THE COMPETITION apply to all competitors and those failing to comply with them will automatically be excluded.

Email address *
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Title of Entry: *
Description of entry: *
Name of competitor: *
BCS membership number (if applicable):
Address: *
Contact Telephone Number: *
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Date of completion of work (see rule 6) *
Format of Electronic Mapping Product: *
Internet address of submission, mark as N/A if not applicable *
Format of submission (see rule 5): *
Purpose of the map (see rule 9a): *
User need (see rule 9b): *
Circumstances of production (see rule 9c) *
Outline production methods, software/hardware etc: *
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Address for Posting entry if you are not able to upload data.
More information can be found online at: http://www.cartography.org.uk/awards

Once you have submitted form, Postal entry must be received by 28th June 2019

BCS 3D Cartography Award c/o Elliot Hartley
Garsdale Design Limited
High Branthwaites,
Garsdale Road,
LA10 5JR,
United Kingdom

The parcel must be clearly marked ‘2018 BCS Awards –GD3D" followed by the "Title of Entry":

The closing date for receipt of entries is 28th June 2019.
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