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


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.


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.