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


Register Now! 45th conference of the Australian & New Zealand Map Society (ANZMapS), Mon/Tue 22-23 May 2017

Registration is now open for Mastering Maps. This event will be an affordable hands-on and scholarly experience, with one day of practicals and one for presentations/papers, in the CBD and at the University of Melbourne.

Download the programme here

Monday May 22 (AM): Workshop – Mastering Google Earth Pro and old maps ($40)

Monday May 22 (PM): Map Preservation unpacked ($40)

Tuesday May 23: Papers/presentations ($80)

0900-0930 Albertine (Alby) Hamilton & Marika Kocsis, State Library of Victoria
.   Meek’s Atlas: Conservation treatment of an oversized rolled chart

0930-1000 Melinda Clarke, The Melbourne Map
.   Putting Melbourne on the map

1000-1030 George Mifsud, Vicmap
.   40 Years of Victorian Topographic Mapping

1030-1050 MORNING TEA

1050-1120 Caitlin Buckle, UNSW
.   Mapping homes: Using qualitative GIS to explore residential mobility

1120-1150 Dr Niall Johnstone, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
.   Developing an Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

1150-1220 Dr David Forster, Geological Survey of NSW
.   Statewide mapping of naturally occurring asbestos in NSW

1220-1320 LUNCH

1320-1350 Maggie Patton, State Library of NSW
.   Digitising our map collections – what now?

1350-1420 Dr Elizabeth (Bess) Moylan, TAFE Illawarra, GISP-AP
.   The status of access to regional historical maps: A Wollongong case study

1420-1450 Craig Molyneux, Spatial Vision
.   Abstraction to Reality: The Quest for Realism in Maps

1450-1510 AFTERNOON TEA

1510-1540 A/P Dr Louise Steding, Swinburne Univ. of Tech. ; Stedinger Associates.
.   Tracing Murder

1540-1610 Dr. Robin J. Watt, ANZMAPS
.   A mystery voyage to New Zealand? The mapping of post-Tasman place names coinciding with Maori oral tradition

1610-1640 Dr David Fraser, ANZMAPS & MSIA
.   The History of Map Trade in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania

1640-1700 PACK UP/ BUFFER TIME

1700-1800 ANZMAPS AGM

Please note that each event is separately ticketed – Details and Registration


GeoNetwork Community of Practice 3-4 April 2017 Canberra

Geoscience Australia and the Australian National Data Service are convening a GeoNetwork Community of Practice which will be held in Canberra.

The first day will include presentations from current users of GeoNetwork, an update on developments in the international community by Simon Pigot, an update on standards and a time to ask questions and discuss issues with implementation on enterprise systems. The second morning will be a practical workshop for people wanting to implement or those who have and have specific questions to ask about their implementation. (If there is sufficient interest, another workshop may be scheduled in the afternoon.) There is no cost to register for this event. A draft agenda will be circulated by 10 March.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to data@ga.gov.au by 17 March 2017 with your

·        Organisation

·        Name of attendee(s)

·        Email; and

·        If you would also like to attend the Day 2 workshop.

If you are available to give a 5-15minute presentation on the day about GeoNetwork or associated data management, please email a short description to data@ga.gov.au as soon as possible. We are also happy to receive requests for topics to be covered on the day.


Call for papers: ANZMapS 45th annual conference, Melbourne, 22-23 May 2017.

Mastering maps, from creation to care

45th annual conference of

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society

MON 22 & TUE 23 MAY 2017

Hosted by

The University of Melbourne, The State Library of Victoria & the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.

Melbourne.

CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE – FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017

 

This year’s conference will be a 2-day event with limited-capacity workshops on Monday 22 May:

  • a morning workshop involving GIS, and maps in social media, held in a lab at the University of Melbourne, followed by
  • an afternoon practical guide on caring for maps with Preservation staff at the State Library of Victoria.

Tuesday 23 May will be devoted to presentations/papers, in the Victoria Room at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, adjacent to the State Library.

 

Submissions are now invited on any topic in: cartography; the creation or use of maps; map curatorship, conservation and preservation; history of cartography or exploration; geovisualisation and GIScience; or related disciplines.

 

Full presentations are typically 20-25 minutes in length with 5-10 minutes for question time.

We also encourage submissions for a ‘lightning presentation’ session of strictly 5 minutes per person, and which may involve Powerpoint or a poster, or neither.

 

 

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

The submission must contain: presentation title, brief abstract (ideally ca.150 words), author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) (if any), contact details (post, phone, fax, email), and a brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer).

 

The conference committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process. Applications close Friday 24 MARCH 2017.

 

All presenters must also register for the conference (each workshop, and the day of papers, can be booked individually, or as a combined package).

However, presenters of a full paper will be able to attend the Tuesday session without charge.

 

Further conference details and registration information/prices will be on the ANZMapS website soon: www.anzmaps.org

 

SUBMISSION

Please send presentation submissions to Brendan Whyte: bwhyte@nla.gov.au  by Friday 24 MARCH 2017

Questions? Contact Brendan Whyte ph +61 2 6262 1192

 

Please distribute this call to any other individuals or groups who may be interested.


NOTICE OF ANZMapS 2017 – “Mastering maps, from creation to care”

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society is pleased to be offering its 45th conference, at the University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria, Mon/Tue 22-23 May 2017.

“Mastering maps, from creation to care”, will provide both an affordable hands-on and scholarly experience, with one day of practicals, and one for papers.

 

Day 1: Workshops/Tours

On Monday May 22, the University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria are giving map enthusiasts, collectors and practitioners the opportunity to get close up and personal with the latest techniques in map-making, and preservation of maps.

 

The morning workshop is at the University of Melbourne, and will showcase practical options for using historical maps with geospatial systems. The University is providing a lab set up for a limited number of participants. Manager of the Library Map Collection David Jones, will run the 3 hour session pitched at anyone using maps in their research, publishing, collecting and business.

·    It will be a practical, hands-on session using readily available software such as Google Earth Pro.

·     The session will also provide participants with the opportunity to share the latest digital map projects and social media map activities.

 

In the afternoon, the State Library of Victoria’s Preservation & Conservation Division will provide registrants with a guide to caring for maps, books and atlases. “Map Preservation Unpacked” will be conducted by the Manager of Preservation & Conservation Shelley Jamieson, and cover topics including:

·         preventive and interventive treatment approaches

·               mould and pest prevention

·         storage options for different map formats

·               managing large format material

·         book handling and display

 

Day 2: Papers

Tuesday May 23 is for presentations, and Brendan Whyte at the National Library will be issuing a call for papers soon. Venue will be the Victoria Room at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, near the State Library. The QVWC building has a long history, and was the site of the first public hospital in Melbourne, built in 1848. Venue details: http://www.qvwc.org.au/venues/

 

As those of you who attended Wollongong 2016 will know, this year’s event has been moved to the first half of the year, to work better with events held by our colleagues in NZ (generally in September).

 

Further details and registration on the ANZMapS website soon www.anzmaps.org


2017 membership renewals now due

It’s time to renew your membership for 2017.
Fees remain the same at A$50 for individuals and institutions worldwide, and A$30 for students.
Go to http://www.anzmaps.org/membership/ where you can pay online via paypal or direct deposit,
or you can download our 2017 membership form, and mail it to us with a cheque or your credit card details.