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.





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.

 

 



Points, lines and polygons – the art of making maps

If you are interested in maps, you might like to check out a major exhibition on at the National Library, Wellington. ‘Unfolding the Map’ explores the history and the future of cartography in New Zealand. Also in Wellington, Victoria University of Wellington and the National Library are partnering  in a series of map-related talks, on how mapping can be applied to the study of people, geography, the weather, and even literary works.

21 April: ‘Mapping Forced Migration; and Humanity on the Move’ with Kate McMillan and Simone Gigliotti

5 May 2016: ‘The Changing Face of Aotearoa’ with Kevin Norton, Senior lecturer physical geography

11 May: ‘The Future of Maps’ with Aaron Jordan, Topography Group Manager at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)

17 May: ‘How to Find a Storm: Maps of the Weather’ with Professor James Renwick and Erick Brenstrum.

26 May: ‘Telling new stories with old maps’ with Dr Sydney Shep, Wai-te-Ata Press

All talks are at the National Library and you can find more information on their website.


The Globe on Sale for $10!

The Globe is the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Inc. (ANZMapS). It includes selected papers from the ANZMapS annual conference, contributed articles, reviews and reports. Articles and papers are peer-reviewed.

We are offering a discount for back issues 2010 and earlier. Usually $15 per publication – you can purchase 2010 and earlier issues for $10. You can find listings for earlier issues on our Publications page.  Not a member? When you join ANZMapS you get every issue of the Globe as part of your membership.


Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world maps?

That’s the playful moniker Dory Klein of the Boston Public Library uses for the creatures found in centuries old maps. She’s an education and outreach assistant at the library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.“In the Medieval and Renaissance period in Europe, people didn’t really know what was out there,” Klein says. “So your corpus of knowledge came from folklore and the Bible. And so in that world, monsters could very well be real and they were just part of this supernatural landscape. Background to the popular twitter hastag #MapMonsterMonday –  http://short.pri.org/QizxeAC