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 https://geocart.cartography.org.nz 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) Gary.Johnston@ga.gov.au
Simon Costello (Geoscience Australia) Simon.Costello@ga.gov.au

The convention’s second circular has just been released https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d3911b_3914e0aacdfd466f90164883981e7070.pdf,
and all details can be found on the website https://www.agcc.org.au/circulars


Australian and New Zealand map collections

Interactive map locator for Australian and New Zealand map collections

Map to significant Australian and New Zealand map collections, with details of collection scope, digitised collections, and contacts.

Online / digital map collections in Australia and New Zealand
[If the link doesn’t work, copy this into your browser: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1mBflu7XkOT10FLme3BmPj2j0aoVqlvt5&ll=-32.54903232279825%2C142.16131162500005&z=5]

 A&NZ Map collections image


Announcing GeoCart’2018

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.


SSSI NSW Twilight Event “Remote Sensing: Modern Imagery & Sensors” 8 February, Sydney

SSSI NSW invites you to attend the inaugural SSSI NSW Twilight Networking Event!

The SSSI NSW Twilight event series will offer face to face networking with your spatial peers, and each event will target a specific stream with informal presentations followed by an open floor Q&A.

Thu. 8 February 2018  5:30 pm – 9:30 pm   Further details on the event and bookings here


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.



Mastering Maps 2017 – images Tuesday May 23

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Images of speakers Tuesday 23 May 2017

Photography by Gerald Steding of Gerald Steding Photography

http://www.geraldsteding.com.au/

Thank you very much Gerald!

(higher res files available. Email: maps@nla.gov.au)

Thanks to all who supported and attended the annual conference of the Australian & New Zealand Map Society, May 22-23, organised in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria and University of Melbourne. Participants included map librarians and collection staff of NSLA libraries, map researchers, collectors and GIS professionals. A great workshop at the Baillieu Library led participants in using historical maps with Google Earth and other apps. The State Library of Victoria provided an extensive session with practical advice on managing and caring for map collections. Research presentations were held at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Lonsdale Street (a really good venue).

 


Mastering Maps – Free public session Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Tuesday May 23

‘Mastering maps’ is the 45th conference held by the Australian & New Zealand Map Society, a group of map collectors, researchers and map-lovers generally, who put on a conference each year and publish a magazine The Globe.

The conference this year consists of workshops on Monday May 22, and then on Tuesday May 23 a day of talks about map research and projects, at the at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, near the State Library.

This year there is an open (Free) public session on the Tuesday morning, 9-10.30am, featuring -9.00-9.30am Alby Hamilton & Marika Kocsis, State Library of Victoria –  Meek’s Atlas: Conservation treatment of an oversized rolled chart

9.30-10.00am  Melinda Clarke, The Melbourne Map – Putting Melbourne on the map

10.00-10.30am George Mifsud, Vicmap – 40 Years of Victorian Topographic Mapping

This session is free to all but you need to register  –  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mastering-maps-free-public-event-tickets-34648507619