Aussies punch above their weight in community mapping contest

By on 20 December, 2017

Detail of Australia Road Map by Cody Phelan, People’s Choice winner in the ‘Maps for Fun’ category of the Li360 community mapping contest.

Australians have been over-represented in the winners of Pitney-Bowes Li360 collaboration community mapping contest.

Four of the eight winners were Australiam selected by both the community in a ‘People’s Choice’ category, and by Pitney Bowes judges for cartographic composition and analytic insight.

While the winners all used Pitney Bowes tools, the Li360 community is not only restricted to clients.

Clarence Hempfield, Vice President of Location Intelligence Solutions at Pitney Bowes said he was highly impressed with the calibre of the winning entries.

“We had many superb submissions that truly embodied the idea of Location Intelligence,” he said. “It was inspiring to see both the social and business outcomes our clients and Li360 users are achieving.”

Thiru Ponnusamy, a MapInfo Pro user and winner from Queensland, Australia, commented on the contest: “I hope this becomes an annual event so we can showcase our best work and learn from others. Fantastic efforts by the organizers and congrats to everyone who showcased their work. My personal favorites are the Noosa Bat Map and the Map Replica Tool.”

Winners in their respective categories are below.

Maps for Fun

Kim Hicks: Cafe Culture (Pitney Bowes Selection)

Cody Phelan: Australian Road Network (People’s Choice)

 

Maps for Commerce

Simon Emmanuel: Map Replica Tool (Pitney Bowes Selection)

Karl Chastko: Tesla Dealership Location Analysis (People’s Choice)

 

Maps for Society

Jane Budgen: Noosa’s Bat Map (Pitney Bowes Selection)

Gurj Dulai: Topography and Cycling Levels (People’s Choice)

 

Location Analytics

Laura DeCoste: Toronto Crime (Pitney Bowes Selection)

Thiru Ponnusamy: Road Crash Hot Spots (People’s Choice)

 

Pitney Bowes have indicated that competitions will continue to be a feature of the Li360 community in future.

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