- To promote communication between producers, users and curators of maps.
- To improve the skills and status of persons working with map collections.
- To promote the development and effective exploitation of map collections throughout Australia.
ANZMapS is an international group of map producers, users and curators in Australia, New Zealand and beyond, which acts as a medium of communication for all those interested in maps. ANZMapS was founded as the Australian Map Curators’ Circle in 1973, was renamed the Australian Map Circle in 1983, and became ANZMapS in 2009 when we joined with the New Zealand Map Society (founded 1977). The general aims of ANZMapS are: