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Images of speakers Tuesday 23 May 2017

Photography by Gerald Steding of Gerald Steding Photography

http://www.geraldsteding.com.au/

Thank you very much Gerald!

(higher res files available. Email: maps@nla.gov.au)

Thanks to all who supported and attended the annual conference of the Australian & New Zealand Map Society, May 22-23, organised in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria and University of Melbourne. Participants included map librarians and collection staff of NSLA libraries, map researchers, collectors and GIS professionals. A great workshop at the Baillieu Library led participants in using historical maps with Google Earth and other apps. The State Library of Victoria provided an extensive session with practical advice on managing and caring for map collections. Research presentations were held at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Lonsdale Street (a really good venue).

 


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.

Download the programme here

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)

0900-0930 Albertine (Alby) Hamilton & Marika Kocsis, State Library of Victoria
.   Meek’s Atlas: Conservation treatment of an oversized rolled chart

0930-1000 Melinda Clarke, The Melbourne Map
.   Putting Melbourne on the map

1000-1030 George Mifsud, Vicmap
.   40 Years of Victorian Topographic Mapping

1030-1050 MORNING TEA

1050-1120 Caitlin Buckle, UNSW
.   Mapping homes: Using qualitative GIS to explore residential mobility

1120-1150 Dr Niall Johnstone, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
.   Developing an Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

1150-1220 Dr David Forster, Geological Survey of NSW
.   Statewide mapping of naturally occurring asbestos in NSW

1220-1320 LUNCH

1320-1350 Maggie Patton, State Library of NSW
.   Digitising our map collections – what now?

1350-1420 Dr Elizabeth (Bess) Moylan, TAFE Illawarra, GISP-AP
.   The status of access to regional historical maps: A Wollongong case study

1420-1450 Craig Molyneux, Spatial Vision
.   Abstraction to Reality: The Quest for Realism in Maps

1450-1510 AFTERNOON TEA

1510-1540 A/P Dr Louise Steding, Swinburne Univ. of Tech. ; Stedinger Associates.
.   Tracing Murder

1540-1610 Dr. Robin J. Watt, ANZMAPS
.   A mystery voyage to New Zealand? The mapping of post-Tasman place names coinciding with Maori oral tradition

1610-1640 Dr David Fraser, ANZMAPS & MSIA
.   The History of Map Trade in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania

1640-1700 PACK UP/ BUFFER TIME

1700-1800 ANZMAPS AGM

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


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


National Library – Free download of maps

In January 2016 the National Library of Australia launched its free download service.      Download icon

Over the past 15 years the National Library of Australia has digitised over 40,000 maps, from early European mapping to twentieth century Australian out of copyright series. The decision to release all its out of copyright digitised maps for free download in high resolution is about how people make use of maps. Maps are more detailed media than most other formats – some maps have enormous amounts of data on them – a single printed topographic map might have a thousand places recorded, contours, landscape details like roads, buildings, terrain, waterways, even individual buildings. They might be 50 or 100 years old or older, and the information is lost other than on the map held here at the NLA. People are now more interested and have the tools to explore the past, and old maps give us the way in to those past places. By making them freely downloadable, there is nothing preventing this.

The NLA’s maps are all available through the Library catalogue, on Trove or through search engines like Google. The maps are downloadable in high resoltution Tif or compressed JPEG formats.

Find your favourite map and download it today!

NLA catalogue: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/

Trove Maps: http://trove.nla.gov.au/map


IMIA Asia-Pacific meetup: Map Publishing and Retail in the Digital Age

The first of IMIA Asia-Pacific’s meetups for 2016: Map Publishing and Retail in the Digital Age

Venue: Level 4, 575 Bourke Street Melbourne
Details: http://imiamaps.org/ap-meetups-2016/
Four speakers will be presenting their thoughts and experiences on this topic – Dave McIlhagga from MapSherpa Canada; Alex Rossimel, John Wiley & Sons; Craig Molyneux, Spatial Vision and Bruce McGurty, Explore Australia.


2015 membership new due!

Subscribe Now! Membership includes all the year’s issues of The Globe, the ANZMapS Newsletter, and conference discounts.

The subscription rate applying to individual members and institutions is $50.

Student subscription rate $30.

ANZMapS welcomes all those interested in maps, map collecting, cartography, and curatorship. The ANZMapS Annual Conference is held in a different city each year.


Newsletter #119

119 Newsletter Spring 2014

In this issue:

1. 2015 Conference : The Power of Maps
2. ANZMapS Committee member profile :  Phillip Clarkson
3. Judith Scurfield : a passion for maps
4. News from around the Libraries
5. International news
6. Publication news
7. Subscription & membership news
8. The fun bit

2014 membership now due

Subscribe Now! Membership includes incudes all the year’s issues of The Globe, the ANZMapS Newsletter, and conference discounts.

The subscription rate applying to individual members and institutions is $50.

Student subscription rate $30.

ANZMapS welcomes all those interested in maps, map collecting, cartography, and curatorship. The ANZMapS Annual Conference is held in a different city each year.

All aspects of map use and mapping are discussed and the proceedings of the conference are published as part of the journal of ANZMapS, The Globe.


Mapping our World: Terra Incognita to Australia exhibition

Lose yourself in the world’s greatest maps at the National Library’s exhibition Mapping Our World. Bookings essential.

Only at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, open from 10.00am daily with last entry at 5.00pm (closed Christmas Day) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Mapping our World is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see rare and unique cartographic treasures from around the world. Discover how European explorers unravelled the secrets of the great south land.

Highlights of the exhibition include the magnificent Fra Mauro Map of the World; the remarkable Boke of Idrography presented to Henry VIII; an intricate world map by the Benedictine monk Andreas Walsperger (1448); a fifteenth-century Ptolemy manuscript; magnificent and controversial ‘Dieppe’ charts; one of only four surviving copies of Mercator’s groundbreaking 1569 projection, and original manuscript charts by Pacific navigators including Louis de Freycinet, James Cook and Matthew Flinders.