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. 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.


“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

Presentations and Tour
The event will consist of several sessions each made up of three 30-minute presentation slots over 2 days.

Conference sessions will be held on Tuesday 24th and the morning of Wednesday 25th September. After lunch on day 2, the Maps team will provide a guided tour of the National Library’s Maps Collection. View the unique maps and ephemera that make up Australia’s largest cartographic collection.

Presenters –  Deadline for submitting your outlines is Friday 31 August 2019. Contact the organisers: here

The Dorothy Prescott Prize of $500 is awarded annually for the best presentation eligible to be published in our journal The Globe.
This year there is also a special $1000 prize for the best student presentation, with an option to publish in The Globe.

Registration includes – all presentations and tour of NLA Maps collection on Day 2. Morning/afternoon tea and lunch is 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