Children Map the World: The Book

The Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition has been running every two years since 1993; it’s an international award for maps made by children under the age of 15. More information is available at the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on Cartography and Children web site. Selections from past competitions are not only available on this site, they’re also available in a new book from ESRI Press, which Jeff calls the coolest book on maps and GIS in 2005. (Credit his post for setting this entry in motion.)

The fact that there is an international organization for children’s mapmaking boggles the mind. On the other hand, I’m sure I’m not the only one who spent hundreds of hours drawing maps as a child.