Special event: ‘Mapping in Action’

Mapping in Action will be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra on Tuesday 24, and Wednesday 25 September, 2019.  REGISTRATION is now open. $40 per day General Admission and $20 per day Student Admission. Lunch & teas included. Don't miss out! Held over two days, Mapping in Action offers researchers and students a unique opportunity to showcase and share their research. There are presentations on the mapping of linguistic properties of Indigenous placenames, how maps are used to understand Marine Protection, the ecosystem of Port Phillip Bay, the British Music Tradecultural practices in Papua New Guinea, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and much more. There are new tools, including Geoscience Australia’s Aerial Photography Through Time, and the National Library’s new Mapwarper. globes_shutterstock_725396836_narrow “Mapping in Action will feature the latest in spatial information, data visualisation and historical mapping, with prizes awarded the best presentations, and open the doors to Australia’s largest map collection. Its my pleasure to introduce such a diverse group of speakers and subjects.” Dr Martin Woods, Senior Curator of Maps and Research at the National Library of Australia Presentation ABSTRACTS are now available.


(*= student presentation)
Welcome & Keynote
9:00-9:30 Martin Woods/ ANZMapS/National Library of Australia Map societies & libraries in action: past, present and future
Pacific session
9:30-10:00 Hedvig Skirgård*/ANU     Mapping the Pacific - a sea of islands
10:00-10:30 Greg Lauer/Eastview Geospatial     Topographic mapping in the South Pacific
10:30-10:50 MORNING TEA
Ecology session
10:50-11:20 Micah Edwards*/Nowra Christian Sch.     Optimizing nest box placement for Sugar Gliders - a journey in learning digital maps
11:20-11:50 Percy Rakoto*/RMIT     Investigating the relationships between the spatial pattern of urban vegetation & Urban Heat Islands (UHI) in Melbourne
11:50-12:20 Robert Streit*/JCU     Custom maps reveal patchy feeding by fishes may leave coral reefs more vulnerable than previously thought
12:20-13:00 LUNCH 
Socio-ecology session
13:00-13:30 Mae Noble*/ANU     Using maps to balance social-ecological spatial priorities in Marine Protected Areas
13:30-14:00 Kirrily Apthorp*/ANU     Seeing the forest for the trees: remapping primate conservation in Vietnam
14:00-14:30 Melissa Pineda*/Swinburne     Mapping ecological injustice hotspots in cities
14:30-15:00 AFTERNOON TEA   including Day 1 speakers: certificate presentation/photo
Socio-historical session   
15:00-15:30 Cynthia Parayiwa*/ANU     A spatiotemporal exploration of preterm & low birthweight incidence in Queensland, Australia, 2007-16
15:30-16:00 Nick Skopal*/ANU     Mapping megalithic jar sites in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
16:00-16:30 G. Allen Mawer/---     Treasured Islands: charting the imagination
17.00-18.00 ANZMapS Annual General Meeting (Members)
Welcome & Keynote
9:00-9:30 Igor Drecki/ NZ Cartographic Soc./Auckland Uni    Beyond the Vote: ANZMapS’ Affiliate Membership of the International Cartographic Association (ICA
Cartographic session
9:30-10:00 Oscar So*/RMIT     Landform perception accuracy in shaded relief maps among map readers who grew up in Victoria
10:00-10:30 Leigh Mills/Geoscience Australia     Unlocking Geoscience Australia’s aerial photography collection
10:30-10:50 MORNING TEA
Indigenous session
10:50-11:20 Inge Riebe*/ANU     Space becomes Place: One Kalam’s Maps
11:20-11:50 David Nash/ANU     Mapping linguistic properties of Indigenous placenames
11:50-12:20 Bill Arthur/ANU     Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia
12:20-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:15 Day 2 speakers certificate presentation/photo. Student prize awarded.
Historical session
13:15-13:45 Margaret Cameron/---     The Juxtaposition of Two Inlets: Captain Cook’s ploys to keep out the French
13:45-14:15 Robert J. King/---     Gerard Mercator’s Pulo Condor
14:15-14:45 Trevor Lipscombe/Australian Hydrographical Soc.     Lt James Cook's misplaced landmarks on the coasts of Victoria & NSW
14:45-15:00 AFTERNOON TEA
15:00-17:00 NATIONAL LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION TOUR – including NLA Mapwarper viewing
Contact the organisers: here PRIZES The Dorothy Prescott Prize of $500 is awarded annually for the best presentation eligible to be published in our journal The Globe. This year for the first time the ANZMapS Prize of $1000 for the best student presentation will be awarded, with an option to publish in The Globe. REGISTRATION includes - all presentations and tour of NLA Maps collection on Day 2. Morning/afternoon teas and lunch are included. Please contact the organisers if any dietary needs: here Event organising committee: Dr Martin Woods, Senior Curator, Maps and Research Programs, National Library of Australia Dr Brendan Whyte, Curator of Maps, National Library of Australia Kay Dancey, Manager CartoGIS Services, Australian National University Thanks to National Library of Australia for their support of this event