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QAHN "Mapping the Mosaic" Wins Prestigious Digital Mapping Award

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--April 10, 2014.

larger_mapping.logo_.2_0.png"Mapping the Mosaic" website is a winner at the 41st CaGIS Map Design Competition

We are delighted to announce that the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network’s website ‘Mapping the Mosaic’ has just been awarded 1st Prize by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) in the Interactive Digital category. This prestigious, professionally-judged map competition for North American cartographers receives entries from all over Canada and the United States. Noted cartographers judge the entries based on overall design and impression, craftsmanship, and typography. Entries then become part of the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress.

About Mapping the Mosaic:
Mapping the Mosaic is an online and interactive digital map of greater Montreal that captures information about English-speaking neighbourhoods, cultural communities, and landmarks across the island. With over 350 “points” entered to date on the online map, historians and other contributors can easily upload texts, photos, video and oral history podcasts, which are then integrated automatically into the website. It is also possible to overlay historic maps from the 1758 and 1815 and to see how the city has changed in comparison with the present day. This project is particularly useful to writers, students, secondary, CEGEP and university-level educational institutions and professional historians as well as the residents of the neighbourhoods that are documented.

“This is a great accomplishment!” wrote Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus from the University of Wisconsin. “There were many submissions this year. The judges felt your piece was well-designed and displayed interesting information in a very compelling manner.”

When he received news of the award, QAHN’s president, Mr. Simon Jacobs said, “I am so proud that all the hard work and effort that QAHN has put into this project has gained the recognition it deserves. The history and stories of the English-speaking communities are part of the wonderful fabric of Quebec history, regardless of language or origin.”

The website was conceived by QAHN and created through a partnership with the Quebec Labrador Foundation, with technical design by the Center for Community GIS and financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage. It is just one of many projects that QAHN has undertaken on the web.

About QAHN
Founded in 2000, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization engaged with its members in promoting the preservation of the built, cultural and natural heritage of Quebec. QAHN aims to promote a greater understanding of the history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities by informing, inspiring and connecting people through its activities. Membership is open to any organization or individual, regardless of language or cultural affiliation, with an interest in the history, heritage and culture of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

For more information go to, or contact:

Matthew Farfan, Executive Director, QAHN
400-257 Queen Street
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7