Designer continues to put town on the map

MCBW - 24-06-11 - Global Mapping - Environmental World Map
MCBW - 24-06-11 - Global Mapping - Environmental World Map
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BRACKLEY’s multi-award winning map company is making space for yet another prestigious trophy.

Last week map designer Mary Spence MBE, of Turweston based Global Mapping, attended the Cartographic Society annual Symposium in Macklesfield.

During the symposium four awards are handed out and an overall winner is chosen from those. Global Mapping’s Environmental World Map won the best paper map category and went to become the overall winners. The Brackley firm beat contenders such as National Geographic and Ordanance Survey

Ms Spence said: “It is a great honour to win these awards in the face of such giants in the worlds of maps. I can now allow myself the whole weekend to celebrate before its back to drawing board first thing Monday morning.”

The Environmental World Map highlights human threats to the planet and is designed for use in education. The judges said it clearly conveyed the issues facing the planet and described it as: “a top quality piece of cartography.”

Managing director Alan Smith said the award was a further justification of what they do and added: “In today’s age maps are free and cheap, and cheap looking on the internet. But if you work hard you get a quality product.”

Since 2009 the firm has received a raft of national and international awards mostly for its paper globe and a luxury giant atlas.