About the New Zealand Cartographic Society

About NZCS

A registered incorporated society dedicated to promoting the development of cartography in all its forms.

Background

The New Zealand Cartographic Society was founded on February 23, 1971. Its ongoing mission is to promote the development of cartography in all its forms. NZCS is a New Zealand registered incorporated society, and has officially represented New Zealand to the International Cartographic Association since 1976.

NZCS welcomes everyone with an interest in the study, production, and use of maps. Membership is available to both individuals and organisations, and all are invited to join. NZCS also welcomes interest and partnership proposals from related societies and professional groups. All activities undertaken by the society are organised by its volunteer members.

Earth Platinum Atlas

Services Provided and Coordinated

  • GeoCart, the National Cartographic Conference (biennial)
  • National Cartographic Exhibition (biennial)
  • National Children’s Map Competition (part of the ICA Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Award)
  • Cartography related workshops, seminars, and courses
  • Cartogram, the NZCS newsletter
  • GeoCart proceedings and materials
  • Support for students to attend GeoCart
  • Other cartography related publications
  • Provision and maintenance of the NZCS website
  • GeoCart, the National Cartographic Conference (biennial)
  • National Cartographic Exhibition (biennial)
  • National Children’s Map Competition (part of the ICA Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Award)
  • cartography related workshops, seminars, and courses
  • Cartogram, the NZCS newsletter
  • GeoCart proceedings and materials
  • support for students to attend GeoCart
  • other cartography related publications
  • provision and maintenance of the NZCS website

Executive Committee

Roger Smith
Roger SmithPresident
Roger Smith
Roger SmithPresident
Roger trained as a geologist but spent most of his working life farming. Having always harboured a passion for maps, in 1998 he established Geographx, a Wellington-based mapping company specialising in custom cartography. In 2017, Roger was bestowed with the Outstanding Contribution to Spatial award at the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards.

Tony Moore
Tony MooreVice President
Tony Moore
Tony MooreVice President
Tony's background is in geography and GIS education and he spent five years as a GIS Analyst at a marine laboratory before arriving in NZ from the UK in 2001. Currently an Associate Professor in GIS at the University of Otago’s School of Surveying, his research and teaching interests are in cartography and geovisualisation.​

Shannon L. McColley
Shannon L. McColleySecretary
Shannon L. McColley
Shannon L. McColleySecretary
Shannon is a Cartographer at Land Information New Zealand. Originally from Michigan, she first came to New Zealand for postgraduate study at the University of Auckland, then returned to spend 6.5 years digitising 25,000 maps for the GeoDataHub geospatial repository. Shannon also serves as NZCS webmaster and was Co-director of GeoCart'2018.

Brent Brady
Brent BradyTreasurer
Brent Brady
Brent BradyTreasurer
Brent is a GIS Consultant with Eagle Technology, primarily in the Defence and Other Government Agency sector. Based out of Palmerston North, he previously spent 12 years as a Geospatial Analyst with the New Zealand Army, where he gained an interest in cartography and historical maps.

Roger Smith
Roger SmithPresident
Roger SmithPresident
Roger trained as a geologist but spent most of his working life farming. Having always harboured a passion for maps, in 1998 he established Geographx, a Wellington-based mapping company specialising in custom cartography. In 2017, Roger was bestowed with the Outstanding Contribution to Spatial award at the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards.
Tony Moore
Tony MooreVice President
Tony MooreVice President
Tony's background is in geography and GIS education and he spent five years as a GIS Analyst at a marine laboratory before arriving in NZ from the UK in 2001. Currently an Associate Professor in GIS at the University of Otago’s School of Surveying, his research and teaching interests are in cartography and geovisualisation.​
Shannon L. McColley
Shannon L. McColleySecretary
Shannon L. McColleySecretary
Shannon is a Cartographer at Land Information New Zealand. Originally from Michigan, she first came to New Zealand for postgraduate study at the University of Auckland, then returned to spend 6.5 years digitising 25,000 maps for the GeoDataHub geospatial repository. Shannon also serves as NZCS webmaster and was Co-director of GeoCart'2018.
Brent Brady
Brent BradyTreasurer
Brent BradyTreasurer
Brent is a GIS Consultant with Eagle Technology, primarily in the Defence and Other Government Agency sector. Based out of Palmerston North, he previously spent 12 years as a Geospatial Analyst with the New Zealand Army, where he gained an interest in cartography and historical maps.

Representatives

  • Igor Drecki
  • Benjamin Jones
  • Andrew Tyrrell

Webmaster

  • Shannon L. McColley

Past NZCS Presidents

  • 2013 - 2018  Igor Drecki
  • 2008 - 2013  Geoff Aitken
  • 1989 - 2008  Robin B. Phillips
  • 1985 - 1989  Dr. Ian Reilly
  • 1978 - 1984  George Thorn
  • 1971 - 1977  Prof. Don McKenzie

NZ Delegates to ICA GA

  • 2021 (Florence, Italy) - TBD
  • 2019 (Tokyo, Japan) - Igor Drecki, Tony Moore
  • 2017 (Washington DC, USA) - Igor Drecki, Ian Reese
  • 2015 (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) - Geoff O'Malley, Tony Moore
  • 2011 (Paris, France) - Igor Drecki
  • 2007 (Moscow, Russia) - Igor Drecki
  • 2005 (A Coruña, Spain) - Igor Drecki
  • 2003 (Durban, South Africa) - Igor Drecki
  • 1999 (Ottawa, Canada) - Igor Drecki
  • 1995 (Barcelona, Spain) - Clive Solomon
  • 1991 (Bournemouth, UK) - Geoff Aitken
  • 1987 (Morelia, Mexico) - Jim Hall
  • 1984 (Perth, Australia) - Duncan McCormack
  • 1980 (Tokyo, Japan) - Laurie Lee
  • 1976 (Moscow, USSR) - Ronald Lister

Representatives

  • Igor Drecki
  • Benjamin Jones
  • Andrew Tyrrell

Webmaster

  • Shannon L. McColley

Past NZCS Presidents

  • 2013 - 2018  Igor Drecki
  • 2008 - 2013  Geoff Aitken
  • 1989 - 2008  Robin B. Phillips
  • 1985 - 1989  Dr. Ian Reilly
  • 1978 - 1984  George Thorn
  • 1971 - 1977  Prof. Don McKenzie

NZ Delegates to ICA GA

  • 2021 (Florence, Italy) - TBD
  • 2019 (Tokyo, Japan) - Igor Drecki, Tony Moore
  • 2017 (Washington DC, USA) - Igor Drecki, Ian Reese
  • 2015 (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) - Geoff O'Malley, Tony Moore
  • 2011 (Paris, France) - Igor Drecki
  • 2007 (Moscow, Russia) - Igor Drecki
  • 2005 (A Coruña, Spain) - Igor Drecki
  • 2003 (Durban, South Africa) - Igor Drecki
  • 1999 (Ottawa, Canada) - Igor Drecki
  • 1995 (Barcelona, Spain) - Clive Solomon
  • 1991 (Bournemouth, UK) - Geoff Aitken
  • 1987 (Morelia, Mexico) - Jim Hall
  • 1984 (Perth, Australia) - Duncan McCormack
  • 1980 (Tokyo, Japan) - Laurie Lee
  • 1976 (Moscow, USSR) - Ronald Lister

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