Robert Streit wins inaugural student presentation award

The 2019 ANZMapS conference, 'Mapping in Action', held at the National Library of Australia on 24-25 September, focused on presentations by students about the use of mapping in their research. The $1000 prize for best student presentation was awarded to Robert Streit , a PhD student with the Reef fish ecology and evolution lab at James Cook University, Townsville, for his presentation on "Space use in reef fishes: why we need maps in reef ecology" Congratulations Robert! Robert prize Robert being awarded his prize by ANZMapS president Dr Martin Woods. group2 All our student presenters (l to r: Kirrily Apthorp/ANU, Percy Rakoto/RMIT, Mae Noble/ANU, Inge Riebe/ANU, Oscar So/RMIT, Cynthia Parayiwa/ANU, Robert Streit/JCU, Hedvig Skirgard/ANU, Melissa Pineda Pinto/Swinburne; absent: Micah Edwards/Nowra Christian School & Nicholas Skopal/ANU)


Registration for “Mapping in Action” now open

Registration is now open for the special event, "Mapping in Action", to be held at the National Library of Australia in Canberra, Tue-Wed 24-25 September 2019.   Mapping in Action brings together spatial science students, historians and map lovers for this unique ANZMapS event. “Mapping in Action will showcase the latest in spatial information, data visualisation and historical mapping, with prizes awarded the best presentations, and open the doors to Australia’s largest map collection. Its my pleasure to introduce such a diverse group of speakers and subjects.” Dr Martin Woods, Senior Curator of Maps and Research at the National Library of Australia Over two days, Mapping in Action will show how linguistic properties of Indigenous placenames can be mapped, how maps are used to understand Marine Protection, the ecosystem of Port Phillip Bay, the British Music Trade, cultural practices in Papua New Guinea, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, and much more. There are new tools, including Geoscience Australia’s Aerial Photography Through Time, and the National Library’s Mapwarper. Day 2 will include a behind the scenes tour of the Library’s vast map collection. See the Event webpage for registration details.

2019 ANZMapS ‘Mapping in Action’

ANZMapS' Mapping In Action special event will be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra on Tue 24 and Wed 25 September 2019. The Conference Committee is now seeking submissions for presentations. Share with other researchers how maps and spatial science help us interact with, interpret and understand society, the environment, history and science. Call for Presentations  Outlines (200 words): submit here Deadline for submission: Friday 31 July 2019. The Dorothy Prescott Prize for best presentation will receive $500 and publication in The Globe. This year there is also a special $1000 prize for the best student presentation! Registration Full registration: $40 per day ($80 for 2 days). Student registration: $20 per day ($40 for 2 days) Registration includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Check the conference page for updates. Proceedings Sessions will be held on Tuesday 24th and the morning of Wednesday 25th September, followed by a visit behind the scenes of the NLA's Map Collection on Wednesday afternoon. View the unique maps and ephemera that make up Australia's largest map collection. ANZMapS Membership Presenters and attendees are not required to be members, but why not join up anyway, and receive 2 issues of our journal The Globe each year. Annual membership only $60! Annual student membership only $30! Join here.

Patricia Alonso Award 2018 prizewinner: James Embury

Each year the Society awards the Patricia Alonso Memorial Prize to the best Third Year student in RMIT’s Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) degree. The prize consists of  a $500 award, plus one year’s membership of ANZMapS. The award is made at the student awards dinner in August of the following year. In 2018, the award for best third year student in the class of 2017, was made to James Embury, and presented by ANZMapS' past president Greg Eccleston. Congratulations James! Student dinner 2018


Contacting ANZMapS?

Have you contacted us through our website contact form and not received a reply? We have discovered that our contact form was not forwarding your email address to us, so we have been unable to reply to you. We have now identified and fixed the problem, and apologise if you thought we were ignoring you. Please contact us using our contact form  , or email us directly, and we will be happy to respond to your comments or enquiries.   Brendan Whyte, for the ANZMapS committee.      

The Geoscience of Where

The following session of the Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018) to be held in Adelaide 14-18 October 2018 is likely to be of interest to member: Session 4.4.2 The Geoscience of Where The science of accurately measuring and understanding the temporal variation of the shape and orientation of the Earth and features on Earth, and the associated technologies used to understand the globe and creatively structure information according to location, are driving innovation and productivity across society. In the 21st century, new technologies and techniques allow us to measure Earth’s properties with unprecedented accuracy and precision, opening up new applications in this field. This session will include presentations on the science and applications of geodesy, including cutting edge developments in positioning and implementation of a dynamic datum; advances in the way Geospatial Information is spatially referenced to the Earth through discrete global gridding systems; and developments in geospatial and positioning infrastructures. Gary Johnston (Geoscience Australia) Gary.Johnston@ga.gov.au Simon Costello (Geoscience Australia) Simon.Costello@ga.gov.au The convention’s second circular has just been released https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d3911b_3914e0aacdfd466f90164883981e7070.pdf, and all details can be found on the website https://www.agcc.org.au/circulars

2016 Patricia Alonso Prize awarded to Tim Pearce

ANZMAPS past president member Greg Eccleston presented the 2016 Patricia Alonso Memorial Prize to Tim Pearce, at the 2017 RMIT annual awards night. The Patricia Alonso Memorial Prize is awarded annually by ANZMapS to the student with the best third year results in RMIT’s Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) degree. The prize consists of a $500 award, plus one year’s membership of ANZMapS.

Mastering Maps – Free public session Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Tuesday May 23

‘Mastering maps’ is the 45th conference held by the Australian & New Zealand Map Society, a group of map collectors, researchers and map-lovers generally, who put on a conference each year and publish a magazine The Globe. The conference this year consists of workshops on Monday May 22, and then on Tuesday May 23 a day of talks about map research and projects, at the at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, near the State Library. This year there is an open (Free) public session on the Tuesday morning, 9-10.30am, featuring -9.00-9.30am Alby Hamilton & Marika Kocsis, State Library of Victoria -  Meek’s Atlas: Conservation treatment of an oversized rolled chart 9.30-10.00am  Melinda Clarke, The Melbourne Map - Putting Melbourne on the map 10.00-10.30am George Mifsud, Vicmap - 40 Years of Victorian Topographic Mapping This session is free to all but you need to register  -  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mastering-maps-free-public-event-tickets-34648507619