Awards of Distinction

The Awards of Distinction, were initiated in 1994 to recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of Cartography in one of three categories:

  1. Exceptional professional contributions to the practice of cartography
  2. Exceptional scholarly contributions to cartography
  3. Exceptional contributions to the Canadian Cartographic Association.

* Nominations for future awards may be forwarded by any CCA member to the Past-President. Note that Awards are not made every year.

Exceptional Professional Contributions to the Practice of Cartography

  • 2006 – Cynthia Brewer
  • 2005 – Canadian Geographic Magazine
  • 2004 – Gerald McGrath
  • 2002 – GeoAccess Division, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
  • 2001 – Lou Sebert
  • 2000 – Lillian Wonders
  • 1999 – College of Geographic Sciences and Sir Sandford Fleming College (two awards)
  • 1998 – Steven Fick
  • 1997 – Not awarded
  • 1996 – Paul Pugliese
  • 1995 – Claire Gosson
  • 1994 – Lou Skoda

Exceptional Scholarly Contributions to Cartography

  • 2014 – Nigel Waters
  • 2006 – Fraser Taylor
  • 2005 – Judy Olson
  • 2004 – Alan MacEachren and David Woodward (two awards)
  • 2003 – Richard I. Ruggles
  • 2002 – Mark Monmonier
  • 2001 – Jean-Louis Raveneau
  • 2000 – Raymond Boyle
  • 1999 – Michael Goodchild
  • 1998 – Arthur Robinson
  • 1997 – Leonard Guelke
  • 1996 – J. Ross Mackay and Henry Castner (two awards)
  • 1995 – Ron Eastman and the Idrisi Project
  • 1994 – Historical Atlas Project

Exceptional Contributions to the CCA

  • 2017 – Janet Mersey
  • 2014 – Alberta Wood
  • 2010 – Diane Lacasse and Lori Martin (two awards)
  • 2006 – Patricia Connor
  • 2005 – Gary E. McManus
  • 2004 – Monika Rieger
  • 2003 – C. Peter Keller
  • 2002 – Roger Wheate
  • 2001 – Ed Dahl
  • 2000 – Henry Castner
  • 1999 – David Douglas
  • 1998 – Clifford Wood
  • 1997 – Carolyn Weiss and Michael Coulson (two awards)
  • 1996 – Barbara and Bernard Gutsell
  • 1995 – Norman Drummond
  • 1994 – Fraser Taylor