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New Esri Press Book Features Children Mapping the World

By [email protected] - 22nd May 2015 - 14:06

Young people use their artwork to bring geography and their perspectives on the world to life in the new book Children Map the World: Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Childrenâs World Map Competition, Anniversary Edition. This edition, includes 70 maps and pieces of geographic art sponsored by the International Cartographic Association (ICA). The competition is held every other year in honour of Petchenik, the late American cartographer and ICA vice president who was interested in maps designed for childrenâs education. The 2013 map competition marked the twentieth anniversary of the event, and the book includes artwork selected from that yearâs entries and from other competitions held over the last two decades. The ICA supports the map competition as a way to introduce maps to children, encourage them to make maps, and better understand the world around them. The book is available at online retailers worldwide, at