Carto Cup

About the Competition

Vancouver Island University has a number of different programs in which Cartographic Design and Geographic Information Systems are taught. The instructors of these programs are all very proud of their students' abilities. In October, 2005 we decided to create a contest to encourage VIU students to produce cartographic products of which they can be proud. Thus was born the Carto Cup, which was first awarded in April, 2006.

Students are encouraged to create a cartographically excellent representation of spatial data using the resources that are available to them. The submission may be on any topic and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Effective communication of the intended information
2. Cartographic quality
3. Innovative design
4. Overall attractiveness