MagnaView CSO awarded Henry Johns Award of British Cartographic Society
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Jack van Wijk, Professor of Visualisation at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and CSO of MagnaView has won the Henry Johns Award for the Best Cartographic Journal Article, Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections.
"Jack van Wijk's innovative paper outlined the form and construction of a new type of myriahedral map projection. In essence, he projected the globe onto a myriahedron which contained a large number of faces and whilst the projection contains a large number of interruptions, the resulting map is both conformal and conserves area. In addition to the novel research, Jarke's paper was of the highest quality in terms of reporting the original research and the stunning illustrations of various forms of his projection provided an excellent visual commentary."
Jack van Wijk comments: 'I am very proud that my work was honored with this award, and I consider this as an absolute highlight in my career. I must confess that I am just an amateur in cartography - my core business is data visualization. I have a very high respect for cartography, with its tradition of thousands of years of research and craftsmanship, and it is an important inspiration for many in the visualization field. Obtaining this award from the leading society in cartography is, again, an absolute highlight for me.'
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