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.


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.