The Cartography Specialty Group (CSG) of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce Joel Radunzel as the winner of the 2015 Honors Student Paper Competition for his paper entitled “Using the Right Tool: David Woodward’s Suggested Framework and the Study of Military Cartography”. His research in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University builds upon David Woodward’s cartographic framework in order to gain a deeper understanding of military mapping. His winning submission presented a case study using Woodward’s framework to examine the operational mapmaking conducted by the British military’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) during the Gaza campaign of late 1917. Through his analysis of historical World War I maps, this work offers insights into current military cartography and the military’s extensive use of maps.
Mr. Radunzel also previously won a 2014 Cartography Specialty Group (CSG) Master’s Thesis Grant for his thesis proposal entitled “Position Mapping: Cartography, Intelligence, and the Third Battle of Gaza, 1917.”
The CSG Honors Student Paper Competition presents an opportunity to receive feedback on student research from leading scholars in the field of Cartography and Geovisualization. Participants receive a set of three reviews with comments provided to help improve the manuscript for publication. Finalists are encouraged to expand and refine their papers into full articles for consideration of publication in Cartographic Perspectives. Visit the CSG site for more information about the CSG Honors Student Paper Competition.