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2012 MapOff


2012 MapOff Champion

MapOff Champion - Click for larger imageColter Sikora "knocked one out of the park" with the MapOff competition at NACIS this year. MapOff organizer Matthew Hampton said about Colter's map: "The crew at Ninkasi Brewing are ecstatic with the product he brought to the table."

What is Map Off?

One or more cartographers (in a group or as an individual) engage in the production of a map based on certain criteria, data sets and/or conceptual ideas.  The maps are then presented (this year online) for conversation and healthy constructive critique.  Often there is a final judging, typically by the Map Off client.  The cartographers then get to reveal their identities and explain the decisions behind their work.

The first NACIS Map Off occurred near the beginning of the new millennia to generate discussion regarding map design. Over the years many different subjects have been mapped (tourist map of Alturas, California, migration patterns from Mexico, Hurricane Katrina damage, cheese map of Green County, WI, etc.) and conversations pertaining to cartography and design have been stimulated. 

2012 brings us to Portland, Oregon for another annual conference and we have three (3) Map Off opportunities - each with their own focus, data, artistic style and scale so take your pick and Map Off!  No one is excluded from submitting in more than one category and you do not need to be present to win.

Electronic submissions in PDF format are due by midnight on Sunday, September 30th. 

Please send submissions and any questions to Matthew Hampton -  Matthew(at)nacis.org


 

 


 

Also in this section...

 

 NACIS Awards and Grants 

 Student Dynamic Map Competition

 Student Map and Poster Competition

 Map Gallery


 Past Meetings

NACIS 2013 - Greenville, SC
NACIS 2012 - Portland, OR
NACIS 2011 - Madison, WI
NACIS 2010 - St. Petersburg, FL
NACIS 2009 - Sacramento, CA
NACIS 2008 - Missoula, MT
NACIS 2007 - St. Louis, MO
NACIS 2006 - Madison, WI
NACIS 2005 - Salt Lake City, UT
NACIS XXIV - Portland, ME
NACIS XXIII - Jacksonville, FL
NACIS XXII - Columbus, OH
NACIS XXI - Portland, OR
NACIS XX - Knoxville, TN
NACIS XIX - Williamsburg, VA


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