Journal of Maps Best Map 2015 (FREE to view)

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 09:42:00

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the award of the 2015 “Best Map” to Vít Pászto, Alžbeta Brychtová, Pavel Tucek, LukᚠMarek and Jaroslav Burian (Palacký University) for their map using fuzzy logic to delimit rural and urban areas in the Czech Republic. Traditional Boolean approaches to municipality classification do not reflect reality and so the authors used seven indicators to compute the final fuzzy membership in terms of urbanity/rurality.

The awards committee noted the unique method of classification, effective choice of colours and good symbolization. For these reasons it is a deserving winner of this year’s award and will be available through the Journal of Maps website as a limited print run.

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