Patricia Alonso Award 2018 prizewinner: James Embury

Each year the Society awards the Patricia Alonso Memorial Prize to the best Third Year student in RMIT’s Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) degree. The prize consists of  a $500 award, plus one year’s membership of ANZMapS. The award is made at the student awards dinner in August of the following year. In 2018, the award for best third year student in the class of 2017, was made to James Embury, and presented by ANZMapS' past president Greg Eccleston. Congratulations James! Student dinner 2018

Contacting ANZMapS?

Have you contacted us through our website contact form and not received a reply? We have discovered that our contact form was not forwarding your email address to us, so we have been unable to reply to you. We have now identified and fixed the problem, and apologise if you thought we were ignoring you. Please contact us using our contact form  , or email us directly, and we will be happy to respond to your comments or enquiries.   Brendan Whyte, for the ANZMapS committee.      

Register now! GeoCart’2018 workshops: Historical Maps Online and ANZMapS Map Conservation.

The Australian and New Zealand Map Society is proud to offer two workshops preceding GeoCart'2018: Historical Maps Online and ANZMapS Map Conservation. These will be taught by Christopher Fleet of the National Library of Scotland and Margaret Morris of the Alexander Turnbull Library. Both workshops are a half-day in duration and will be held on 4 September 2018. Each workshop must be registered for separately and space is limited, so register today!  

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 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) Simon Costello (Geoscience Australia) The convention’s second circular has just been released, and all details can be found on the website

Announcing 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.