The program for the 2011 ANZMapS conference, Southern Latitudes, is now available. At the early registration session on the Tuesday evening, 24 May, attendees will have an opportunity to view the original Tasman map presented to the Mitchell Library by the Princess George of Greece in 1931.
Official launch of the map Early Navigators of Bass Strait at the State Library of Victoria, Thursday 7th April, 6pm.
The map and educational resource will be launched by Emeritus Professor Victor Prescott, and the Surveyor-General of Victoria, John E. Tulloch. The map will be available from Information Victoria bookshop http://www.bookshop.vic.gov.au/ Land Victoria will also be assisting financially in the development of educational resources.
More about Early Navigators of Bass Strait: Two documents supporting the
map are now online on the ANZMapS Publications page
Don’t forget to register this week for the ANZMapS conference in Sydney in May if you would like to take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee of $320.00 including the conference dinner.
If you would prefer not to pay by credit card online contact Maggie Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Library has digitised its 1974 flood maps, in response to public interest. http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1550973 http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1550980 For current information on the Queensland floods, there are severalk sources of mapping: Brisbane City Council has PDF maps for all Brisbane suburbs showing historic inundation levels and current flood advice and warnings. Ipswich City Council has similar information for Ipswich suburbs. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has Queensland river maps online showing the locations of flood warning rainfall and river height stations for each river basin. BOM also has a regularly updated South West Queensland Rivers Flood Information Map The Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment,Water, Population and Communities has a recent natural rivers map for Queensland which may be downloaded.
2011 ANZMapS conference in Sydney – Dave Nixon, Google Enterprise Engineer for Maps, will be presenting a contemporary approach to mapping on behalf of Google. Find out more about the conference…
2011 Australian and New Zealand Map Society conference is to be held at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 24 – 27 May 2011
This year’s conference will explore the naming and charting of the South Pacific, Indian and Southern oceans, and will acknowledge the bicentenary of the publication of the first complete map of Australia by cartographer Louis de Freycinet in 1811.
The 2010 Patricia Alonzo memorial Prize has been awarded to Richard Syme, on 26 August.
The prize is awarded by ANZMapS to the student with the best third year results in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Multimedia Cartography) degree at RMIT University (until 1992 the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).
The Patricia Alonso Memorial Prize was inaugurated in 1990 to commemorate Patricia’s contribution to map librarianship through the Australian Map Circle (AMC), now the Australian and New Zealand Map Society (ANZMapS).
In this issue:
Southern Latitudes: 39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society
Dorothy Prescott Prize
Patricia Alonzo Prize
Payment of subs by New Zealand members
Map curators and librarians toolbox
ANZMapS Wikipedia webpage
News from the National Library of Australia
News from the State Library of New South Wales
News from the Alexander Turnbull Library at the National Library of New Zealand
Coming events and items of interest …
Toolbox is a new area of the ANZMapS website offering information for cataloguing, care, training and other map-related requirements was suggested by those attending the ANZMapS conference in Adelaide, and has now been launched. The Toolbox area is new and under development, and is reliant on your input. Please make suggestions through the Yahoo list, or via the email address below.
The page lists and provides links to resources: Cataloguing tools (Links to sources for Place names, Cataloguing standards, scale/coordinates tools, Spatial data structure and standards) Cartography related courses (Current Australian and New Zealand TAFE and university courses with significant cartography elements) Map suppliers (Government mapping services, commercial publishers, and antiquarian map dealers) Collection care and management (Collection development polices, conservation of maps etc cataloguing List)
The ANZMapS Committee consider that there is scope for members who are vendors or publishers to be listed, so would welcome your approach, and we can list under a separate heading for Member Map vendors.
Send suggestions to email@example.com.
The State Library of South Australia on North Terrace hosted the second conference of the now combined Australian and New Zealand map societies.
The conference broke new ground in a number of areas. The topicality and importance of climate study saw the conference attract speakers and participants from a wide range of disciplines in Australia, New Zealand and abroad. More…