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Welcome to GeoCart'2018

Cartographies of Change: Then, Now and Tomorrow

The 9th National Cartographic Conference and the 46th Annual ANZMapS Conference, GeoCart'2018, will convene from 5-7 September in the "Coolest Little Capital in the World" - Wellington, New Zealand.

GeoCart'2018 aims to bring together a wide cross section of professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts engaged in cartography, map curatorship and research, geovisualisation, and GIScience. Participants will learn new techniques, explore the latest developments and research, engage with their colleagues in the greater community, and develop a deeper understanding of cartography and mapping. The conference is jointly organised by the New Zealand Cartographic Society and the Australian and New Zealand Map Society. It is endorsed by the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

We warmly invite you to join us in Wellington this September for GeoCart'2018!

Call for Contributions

You are invited to submit professional or research abstracts of up to 1,500 words on any topic in cartography, map curatorship, history of cartography or exploration, geovisualisation, GIScience, or other related disciplines.

Each abstract must be submitted towards an oral presentation or poster presentation stream. Each will be reviewed by one member of the Programme Committee from an appropriate field and background. All accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings. See the Author Guidelines for further details. Please be aware some oral presentaton abstracts submitted for consideration may be accepted as posters instead.

If a submitted abstract is accepted, one of the following will apply, depending on the results of the review:

  1. Accepted for oral presentation at the conference and included in the conference Proceedings, subject to review recommendations
  2. Accepted for poster presentation at the conference and included in the conference Proceedings, subject to review recommendations

Principal authors of accepted abstracts are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference registration fee.

NZCS Young Geospatial Competitions

The New Zealand Cartographic Society is proud to announce two brand new competitions for young geospatial professionals at GeoCart'2018! The NZCS Young Geospatial Competitions will include poster and lightning talk streams, both to be held in sessions on the opening day of the conference (5 September).

Competition eligibility is restricted to those under 30 years of age. Only indidvidual authors may enter and all topics must be geospatial in nature. Abstracts must be submitted for review and are subject to the same criteria and deadlines as standard submissions. See the YGC Guidelines for further details.

Posters and lightning talks will be judged by members of the conference keynote panel. A prize pack for each competition will feature a map poster from The Map Kiwi and a $100 Prezzy card. Winners will also be featured on the NZCS website and in post-conference publications.

Approved authors of YGC posters are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference registration fee. Approved authors of YGC lightning talks are eligible for a 5% discount on the conference registration fee.

Submission deadline for all abstracts: Friday, 25 May 2018

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeESRI
Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeESRI
Lead Product Engineer (Geoprocessing) - ESRI

Linda specializes in developing applied approaches to spatial analysis through real examples and applications. She co-authored the ground-breaking UK Environmental Health Atlas and her current work involves the development of Insights for ArcGIS.


Dr. Aileen Buckley
Dr. Aileen BuckleyESRI
Dr. Aileen Buckley
Dr. Aileen BuckleyESRI
Research Cartographer - ESRI

Aileen has been a research cartographer with ESRI since 2003 and a professional cartographer for over 30 years. She is currently both the chair of the U.S. National Committee to the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and a U.S. Delegate to the ICA.


Roger Carman
Roger CarmanLand Information New Zealand
Roger Carman
Roger CarmanLand Information New Zealand
Group Manager, Topography - LINZ

Roger has over 20 years' experience working in the field of spatial information. His experience has been split evenly between the public and private sectors.


Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeESRI
Dr. Linda Beale
Dr. Linda BealeESRI
Product Engineer (Geoprocessing) - ESRI


Dr. Aileen Buckley
Dr. Aileen BuckleyESRI
Dr. Aileen Buckley
Dr. Aileen BuckleyESRI
Research Cartographer - ESRI


Roger Carman
Roger CarmanLand Information New Zealand
Roger Carman
Roger CarmanLand Information New Zealand
Group Manager, Topography - LINZ


Christopher Fleet
Christopher FleetNational Library of Scotland
Christopher Fleet
Christopher FleetNational Library of Scotland
Map Curator - National Library of Scotland

Chris worked at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, before joining the National Library of Scotland in 1994. His main focus at NLS has been on curating digital mapping.


Kent Lee
Kent LeeEast View Companies
Kent Lee
Kent LeeEast View Companies
Co-founder and CEO - East View Comapanies

Kent founded East View Companies which have a mission to serve academic, government and other research professionals with high-quality information resources from Russia, China, and other challenging countries around the world.


Dr. Chris McDowall
Dr. Chris McDowallFreelance Cartographer
Dr. Chris McDowall
Dr. Chris McDowallFreelance Cartographer
Professional Cartographer and Adviser

Chris trained as a geographer with a focus on cartography and human geography. He currently works with a range of organisations, including Figure.NZ, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people make better decisions with data.


Christopher Fleet
Christopher FleetNational Library of Scotland
Christopher Fleet
Christopher FleetNational Library of Scotland
Map Curator - National Library of Scotland


Kent Lee
Kent LeeEast View Companies
Kent Lee
Kent LeeEast View Companies
Co-founder and CEO - East View Comapanies


Dr. Chris McDowall
Dr. Chris McDowallFreelance Cartographer
Dr. Chris McDowall
Dr. Chris McDowallFreelance Cartographer
Professional Cartographer and Adviser


Venue

All GeoCart'2018 sessions, breaks, and the Ice Breaker function will be held at the outstanding facilities of the National Library of New Zealand in Thorndon, Wellington. The Gala Dinner will again be at the acclaimed Dockside Restaurant on the Wellington waterfront.

National Library of New Zealand

Workshops

The conference will be preceded by three workshops:

NZCS Map Design Workshop (MDW'2018)

3-4 September | VUW Kelburn Campus

Dr. Aileen Buckley will provide a comprehensive introduction to mapping with the ArcGIS platform. The first day will focus on reference mapping and the second day thematic mapping. Morning sessions will teach creating print and on-screen maps; sessions after lunch will be dedicated to web maps and apps. By the end of this workshop, few stones will be left unturned in discovering the power of the ArcGIS platform to meet any mapping need.

This workshop is designed for individuals new to GIS and digital map creation.

ANZMapS Historical Maps Online Workshop

4 September | School of Information Management, VUW Pipitea Campus

Chris Fleet, Map Curator of the National Library of Scotland, will teach about creating and curating online map collections. The venue is sponsored by the VUW School of Information Management.

The workshop is designed for individuals in charge of online collections as well as those with interest in the process.

ANZMapS Map Conservation Workshop

4 September | National Library

Conservators from the Alexander Turnbull Library Collection Care team will lead a workshop on assessing maps for treatment, different techniques for conservation and repair, as well as recommendations for housing and storing maps.

This workshop is designed for individuals responsible for the management and storage of map collections in all organisation sizes.

 

Registration and additional details coming soon!

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission 25 May 2018
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 01 June 2018
Deadline for revised submissions 22 June 2018
   
Deadline for Early Registration 31 July 2018
   
GeoCart'2018 Conference 5-7 Sept 2018

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission 11 May
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 01 June
Deadline for revised submissions 22 June
   
Deadline for Early Registration 31 July
   
GeoCart'2018 Conference 5-7 Sept

Organising Commitee

  • Michelle Knight - Aeropath | Conference Co-director (NZCS)
  • Shannon L. McColley - Land Information New Zealand | Conference Co-director (NZCS)
  • Mark Bagnall - Alexander Turnbull Library | Conference Co-director (ANZMapS)
  • Geoff O'Malley - Land Information New Zealand

Sponsors

A special thank you to our sponsors:

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