Register Now! 45th conference of the Australian & New Zealand Map Society (ANZMapS), Mon/Tue 22-23 May 2017

Registration is now open for Mastering Maps. This event will be an affordable hands-on and scholarly experience, with one day of practicals and one for presentations/papers, in the CBD and at the University of Melbourne.

Monday May 22 (AM): Workshop – Mastering Google Earth Pro and old maps ($40)

Monday May 22 (PM): Map Preservation unpacked ($40)

Tuesday May 23: Papers/presentations ($80)

Please note that each event is separately ticketed – Details and Registration


GeoNetwork Community of Practice 3-4 April 2017 Canberra

Geoscience Australia and the Australian National Data Service are convening a GeoNetwork Community of Practice which will be held in Canberra.

The first day will include presentations from current users of GeoNetwork, an update on developments in the international community by Simon Pigot, an update on standards and a time to ask questions and discuss issues with implementation on enterprise systems. The second morning will be a practical workshop for people wanting to implement or those who have and have specific questions to ask about their implementation. (If there is sufficient interest, another workshop may be scheduled in the afternoon.) There is no cost to register for this event. A draft agenda will be circulated by 10 March.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to data@ga.gov.au by 17 March 2017 with your

·        Organisation

·        Name of attendee(s)

·        Email; and

·        If you would also like to attend the Day 2 workshop.

If you are available to give a 5-15minute presentation on the day about GeoNetwork or associated data management, please email a short description to data@ga.gov.au as soon as possible. We are also happy to receive requests for topics to be covered on the day.


Call for papers: ANZMapS 45th annual conference, Melbourne, 22-23 May 2017.

Mastering maps, from creation to care

45th annual conference of

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society

MON 22 & TUE 23 MAY 2017

Hosted by

The University of Melbourne, The State Library of Victoria & the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.

Melbourne.

CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE – FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017

 

This year’s conference will be a 2-day event with limited-capacity workshops on Monday 22 May:

  • a morning workshop involving GIS, and maps in social media, held in a lab at the University of Melbourne, followed by
  • an afternoon practical guide on caring for maps with Preservation staff at the State Library of Victoria.

Tuesday 23 May will be devoted to presentations/papers, in the Victoria Room at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, adjacent to the State Library.

 

Submissions are now invited on any topic in: cartography; the creation or use of maps; map curatorship, conservation and preservation; history of cartography or exploration; geovisualisation and GIScience; or related disciplines.

 

Full presentations are typically 20-25 minutes in length with 5-10 minutes for question time.

We also encourage submissions for a ‘lightning presentation’ session of strictly 5 minutes per person, and which may involve Powerpoint or a poster, or neither.

 

 

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

The submission must contain: presentation title, brief abstract (ideally ca.150 words), author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) (if any), contact details (post, phone, fax, email), and a brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer).

 

The conference committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process. Applications close Friday 24 MARCH 2017.

 

All presenters must also register for the conference (each workshop, and the day of papers, can be booked individually, or as a combined package).

However, presenters of a full paper will be able to attend the Tuesday session without charge.

 

Further conference details and registration information/prices will be on the ANZMapS website soon: www.anzmaps.org

 

SUBMISSION

Please send presentation submissions to Brendan Whyte: bwhyte@nla.gov.au  by Friday 24 MARCH 2017

Questions? Contact Brendan Whyte ph +61 2 6262 1192

 

Please distribute this call to any other individuals or groups who may be interested.


NOTICE OF ANZMapS 2017 – “Mastering maps, from creation to care”

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society is pleased to be offering its 45th conference, at the University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria, Mon/Tue 22-23 May 2017.

“Mastering maps, from creation to care”, will provide both an affordable hands-on and scholarly experience, with one day of practicals, and one for papers.

 

Day 1: Workshops/Tours

On Monday May 22, the University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria are giving map enthusiasts, collectors and practitioners the opportunity to get close up and personal with the latest techniques in map-making, and preservation of maps.

 

The morning workshop is at the University of Melbourne, and will showcase practical options for using historical maps with geospatial systems. The University is providing a lab set up for a limited number of participants. Manager of the Library Map Collection David Jones, will run the 3 hour session pitched at anyone using maps in their research, publishing, collecting and business.

·    It will be a practical, hands-on session using readily available software such as Google Earth Pro.

·     The session will also provide participants with the opportunity to share the latest digital map projects and social media map activities.

 

In the afternoon, the State Library of Victoria’s Preservation & Conservation Division will provide registrants with a guide to caring for maps, books and atlases. “Map Preservation Unpacked” will be conducted by the Manager of Preservation & Conservation Shelley Jamieson, and cover topics including:

·         preventive and interventive treatment approaches

·               mould and pest prevention

·         storage options for different map formats

·               managing large format material

·         book handling and display

 

Day 2: Papers

Tuesday May 23 is for presentations, and Brendan Whyte at the National Library will be issuing a call for papers soon. Venue will be the Victoria Room at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, near the State Library. The QVWC building has a long history, and was the site of the first public hospital in Melbourne, built in 1848. Venue details: http://www.qvwc.org.au/venues/

 

As those of you who attended Wollongong 2016 will know, this year’s event has been moved to the first half of the year, to work better with events held by our colleagues in NZ (generally in September).

 

Further details and registration on the ANZMapS website soon www.anzmaps.org


2017 membership renewals now due

It’s time to renew your membership for 2017.
Fees remain the same at A$50 for individuals and institutions worldwide, and A$30 for students.
Go to http://www.anzmaps.org/membership/ where you can pay online via paypal or direct deposit,
or you can download our 2017 membership form, and mail it to us with a cheque or your credit card details.





Event – THE SECRETS OF EARLY MAPS

Hear from Chet Van Duzer as he reveals secrets uncovered by multispectral imaging of the Henricus Martellus World Map, thought to be one of the most important of the fifteenth century. Dr Martin Woods, Curator of Maps at the National Library and Denyl Cloughley, Manager of Preservation Services, lift the veil on the history and ongoing challenges of preserving the Blaeu wall map of New Holland.

To be held at the National Library of Australia on 12 September at 5.30 pm. https://www.anzmaps.org/event/the-secrets-of-early-maps/


Conference Field trip – Friday 9 September

As part of our ANZMapS conference programme we will be including a Field trip on the Friday.

The excursion will commence at 9.30 and will include a visit to the Science Centre & Planetarium, where we will be taking a tour of the cosmos with Astrophysicist Dr Stacey Palen. Cosmic Journey begins on Earth and then shifts to the most distant reaches of the universe. The show features images from NASA’s observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spiter Space Telescope. Cosmic Journey was created by the Ott Planetarium at Weber State University.

We will then move on to the Australian Hydrographic Service, based in Wollongong, with a presentation and tour led by Lewis Pietrini.

Following lunch at a local sight of great beauty ( still to be chosen!) we will head to the Wollongong’s Local History Library for an overview of the Local History Library including their map collections.The day should finish around 3 pm.

Costs for the day are included in the full registration fee and include lunch.

If you have already registered for the conference it would be appreciated if you could register for the Field Trip through the Eventbrite website. www.anzmaps2016.eventbrite.com.au. If you are yet to register please indicate your attendance when you complete the registration process.

Further information on the conference is available on the events page of our website.