Mapping Pacific Places (online event)

Mapping Pacific Places - Due to Covid restrictions now in place, ANZMapS 2020 has been remodeled as an online event, to be streamed by the National Library of Australia, on Thursday September 10.

Details of how to view the talks and ask questions of speakers to follow soon. This will be a free online event open to all.

"When Magellan entered the Pacific in 1520 he could not have imagined the magnitude of the Pacific Ocean, which he believed could be crossed in a few weeks. This expedition began centuries of speculation and exploration and an explosion of cartographic publications."

Pacific Ocean engraved on steel by Gray & Son
Glasgow : Published by Blackie, Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh, 1826.

At this one day online seminar we will explore ideas of the Pacific from "Magellanica" to the present, and reassess the role of maps in understanding - and misunderstanding - its knowledge, peoples and cultures.

More information


ANZMapS Participation Survey results

With apologies for the delay in publishing the results - Christmas, New Year and the fire season brought a temporary pause to efforts in getting these to you.

We received 66 responses - this is quite a good return in terms of the likely pool, and on behalf of the committee sincere thanks to all those who responded.

Apart from the interesting information represented in the graphs, there are loads of suggestions around improving communications, how to make ANZMapS more relevant or interesting, and a clear willingness to share knowledge/information.

Its interesting too what a diverse bunch we are in some ways, with a broad range of interests (more than just maps).

The committee will look at the many ideas and suggestions to guide our program, events and communication in the coming months and longer term.

Having read the survey results and comments, please circulate any further thoughts through the ANZMapS email list, or send to anzmaps1@gmail.com


ANZMapS participation survey

The ANZMapS committee is seeking ways to connect with new audiences, to ensure that existing members get value for their membership and have input into future directions. We have devised a SURVEY to collect your views and hear about your experience of the Society. By completing this 5-10 minute survey, you will help us assess current activities and consider potential new directions. All responses to the survey are confidential, and individual responses will not be identified in the reporting of findings. The survey will be available throughout October, and you are welcome to share it with others you think may be interested.

New NLA Map Georeferencer

NLA Maps Georectifier has been designed to georeference and publish a set of historical maps on Open Street Map.  Georectification (or georeferencing), simply means marking recognisable points on both the historical map and another map, in this case Open Street Map. The pilot is now ready for trialling and comment  - http://georekt-test.nla.gov.au/ The data set currently comprises about 1000 digitised parish and town maps of NSW/ACT and nearby regions. Over the next six-months, the Library plans to add a layer of topographic maps, and wider geographic coverage. The tool allows users to setup a login to georeference the maps. Once enough points have been added, the map is then submitted for rectification, and published for online use. Its actually quite fun and addictive - a bit of a Tetris exercise to get the maps to match up. The Library is hopeful too, that a few more keenly interested individuals will become publishers...  


Announcing GeoCart’2018

GeoCart'2018

The New Zealand Cartographic Society and Australian and New Zealand Map Society are proud to announce the 9th National Cartographic Conference and 46th Annual ANZMapS Conference, GeoCart'2018.  The event will convene in Wellington from 5-7 September, 2018, and be hosted at the outstanding facilities of the National Library of New Zealand.  A Map Design Workshop and two ANZMapS sponsored workshops will precede the conference. The call for paper and poster submissions is now active; please visit GeoCart'2018 EasyChair to submit an abstract.


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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