Last Call for Contributions to our annual conference in New Zealand – GeoCart’2018

We’ve extended the Call for Contributions deadline an additional four days to this upcoming Friday. This is your final opportunity to submit an abstract on cartography, map curatorship, history of cartography or exploration, geovisualisation, GIS, or a related topic at GeoCart’2018. Visit https://geocart.cartography.org.nz for more information and to submit your abstract for presenting at the conference or competing in the Young Geospatial Competitions.

The final deadline for abstract submissions is midnight on Friday, 25 May.

Please share this with any other interested persons who may not be aware of the deadline. We encourage anyone with an interest in presenting to submit.


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


Australian and New Zealand map collections

Interactive map locator for Australian and New Zealand map collections

Map to significant Australian and New Zealand map collections, with details of collection scope, digitised collections, and contacts.

Online / digital map collections in Australia and New Zealand
[If the link doesn’t work, copy this into your browser: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1mBflu7XkOT10FLme3BmPj2j0aoVqlvt5&ll=-32.54903232279825%2C142.16131162500005&z=5]

 A&NZ Map collections image


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.


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 2017 – images Tuesday May 23

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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).

 


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


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


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.