Carleton Professor Wins ICA Award, Top Honour in Cartography

Carleton University’s Fraser Taylor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) and 
Distinguished Research Professor
in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, is the first Canadian cartographer to receive the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal.

“I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the Mannerfelt medal,” said Taylor. “This is the highest possible recognition of international achievement in the field of cartography and I am delighted that my lifelong contribution to maps and mapping is considered to be so important. The award is a great incentive for the ongoing work of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton.”

The International Cartographic Association (ICA), by unanimous decision, selected Taylor to receive ICA’s highest award, which honours cartographers of outstanding merit who have made significant contributions of an original nature to the field of cartography. It is awarded only on rare occasions in order to emphasize its distinction.

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