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Oakland County's Civil War Map Wins Top Awards

Public Date: 5/11/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

civilwar_award_2012_a.jpgWaterford, Michigan -- The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs received first place awards for its "Oakland County in the Civil War" map at the 2012 IMAGIN (Improving Michigan’s Access to Geographic Information Networks) Conference in Bay City.

The new map, the fourth in a series of Oakland County Heritage Maps, won two first place awards for "Best Cartographic Design" and "People's Choice." The map was created by members of the department’s Planning group: Ron Campbell, Kristen Wiltfang, Karla Richey and Ryan Dividock.
 
"I'm really proud of my team," County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. "The Civil War map was creative, educational and shows the talent our planners have."

IMAGIN is a professional development organization committed to providing opportunities for its members to network with professionals who are using, creating, or maintaining spatial resources within Michigan.
 
The map is an important resource for local historians, planners, citizens, and a great educational tool for school children. The 36 inch by 42 inch, full color map is available for $20 in the One Stop Shop, located on the first floor of the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41 West, in Waterford. For information, please contact the One Stop Shop at (248) 858-0720 or visit http://www.advantageoakland.com/Expand/Pages/expandOne-Stop-Shop.aspx.

About Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs
The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs is committed to promoting economic vitality, supporting distinct communities and conserving environmental resources through knowledge, cooperation and consultation services. For additional information, visit AdvantageOakland.com.