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2019 Award of Distinction for Exceptional Professional Contributions to the Practice of Cartography
The Executive Committee of the Canadian Cartographic Association was pleased to grant Chris Brackley with the Award of Distinction for Exceptional Professional Contributions to the Practice of Cartography at the 2019 Canadian Cartographic Association Conference in Prince George, British Columbia.
Chris has worked successfully in the field of cartography for many years. In 1999 he established his own business “As the Crow Flies Cartography.” He has worked with many clients including the University of Toronto Cartography Office, the Neptis Foundation, the Ontario Green Belt Foundation, and many local community organizations and commercial publishers.
Since 2011, ATCFC has been the cartography firm behind the many unique maps and posters published by Canadian Geographic magazine, and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. His cartographic work ranges from old-fashioned, historic, 3D and birds-eye view style maps of imaginary and real-world locations to scientific maps and illustrations, posters, and giant floor maps. The latter maps are particularly popular with the public and are used in educational settings through Canadian Geographic’s Education Giant Floor Map program.
Chris’ maps are unique, use innovative techniques, are easy to read and understand, and are beautiful. They simply fulfil all requirements of ‘good maps’. As one of only few independent cartographers Chris manages to follow his passion and create maps that are artistically engaging, socially constructive and earth friendly. Samples of his work can be seen on his website at www.atcfc.ca