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.



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.


NLA exhibition Celestial Empire – featuring early Chinese city plans and mapping

Celestial Empire: Life in China 1644-1911

National Library of Australia, Canberra. Dates – 2 January – 22 May 2016.

See exquisite and precious objects from the National Library of China. Marvel at drawings and plans for Beijing’s iconic palaces from the Yangshi Lei Archives, listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2007 and never before seen in Australia. Beautiful maps, books and prints come alive in ornate detail.

Further information on the exhibition website

 



Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website. We hope we have made it easier for you to find the information you need! We have also added some new features including online payment for membership and back issues of The Globe. You can also register to receive the latest news and participate in the online forum. Tell us what you would like to see added or improved and send us your suggestions for Map of the Month.

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The Library of Congress has launched a new blog

A Whole New Blog | Library of Congress Blog

World’s Revealed: Geography & Maps at the Library of Congress will highlight cartographic objects from the Library’s collections that “sometimes go beyond what usually ends up in exhibits and in textbooks and bring to the forefront uncataloged objects that have never before been placed online.”

The Library’s Geography and Map Division contains more than 6 million maps in addition to a wide array of atlases, globes, raised relief models, archives, a vast collection of digital data and a GIS research center. The blog will explore the past, present, and future of maps and mapping, including sharing latest finds and new acquisitions.


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.