Friday, October 17, 2008

Geographic education

As part of the mission of mapgiving we would like to encourage everyone to become involved in geography and cartography. One of our current projects will be promoting the Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition. I am the national coordinator of the competition and will be collecting maps throughout the year to submit to the International Cartographic Association in the spring, the conference will be held in Santiago, Chile.

In addition to organizing the national competition, I would like to continue the discussion I began with the Library of Congress for the last competition to create a repository of all of the maps that are submitted from students throughout the United States.

For more information about the competition please contact me:

Here are the five maps selected from more than 100 submissions for the 2007 competition.

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