The Geomap was ‘unveiled’ at New Fancy on Saturday 3rd May 2008 by Mark Harper M.P. and John Harvey to the music of a brass band. Sculptor David Yeates, Liz Berry (his wife and Project Manager) and Christine Martyn (Chair of FODLHS) were in attendance as well as large crowds.
In 2008 the Geomap was voted joint winner of the prestigious ENI Geological Challenge Award for the best geology project in the UK. The Forest of Dean Local History Society received an engraved glass award and a £500 cheque.