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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.

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


NZCS National Map Exhibition 2018

The New Zealand Cartographic Society invites you to submit an entry to the National Map Exhibition 2018. Entries in this competition will be displayed and judged at Geocart'2018 where a panel of judges will decide on how successfully a map delivers on its stated purpose, taking into account its design, execution and presentation.

Subject to the number and quality of entries received, a winner will be announced for each of two categories: Printed Map Product and Digital Map Product. Additional prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All entries will be eligible for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2019 ICA International Cartographic Exhibition in Tokyo.

Entries may be submitted by any individual or organisation and there is no limit on the number of submissions. Entries must be original products, in their finished state, and first produced/published after 30 June 2016.

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.

Workshops

The conference will be preceded by three workshops:

NZCS Map Design Workshop (MDW'2018): Discovering ArcGIS

3-4 September | Kirk Building, VUW Kelburn Campus

Dr. Aileen Buckley will provide a comprehensive introduction to mapping with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. 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 anyone wishing to know how to make and share maps using the ArcGIS platform.

ANZMapS Historical Maps Online Workshop

4 September (09:00 - 13:30) | Rutherford House, 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 School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington.

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 (14:15 - 1700) | National Library of New Zealand

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. The workshop will be followed by a tour of the Alexander Turnbull Library Cartographic Collection.

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

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission 25 May 2018
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 15 June 2018
Deadline for revised submissions 29 June 2018
   
Deadline for Early Registration 31 July 2018
   
Deadline for Map Exhibition entry 31 Aug 2018
   
GeoCart'2018 Conference 5-7 Sept 2018

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission 25 May
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 15 June
Deadline for revised submissions 29 June
   
Deadline for Early Registration 31 July
   
Deadline for Map Exhibition entry 31 Aug
   
GeoCart'2018 Conference 5-7 Sept

Organising Committee

  • 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
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Registration

GeoCart package options have been prepared with our attendees in mind. The variety on offer reflects your different needs, budget, and availability.

All conference participants must submit an Individual Registration using the online registration system. Mulitiple individuals may be processed at the same time using the Group Registration option. All registrations will be considered pending until reviewed and correct payment is confirmed.

Conference registration will not be accepted unless accompanied by full payment. 

Your registration, receipt of payment, and PDF tickets will be sent by email. At-the-door registration will be available throughout the conference at the registration desk in the main venue (National Library).

Ticket Packages

Ticket packages are available for full conference and single day attendance. Early registration ends 31 July 2018.

* Valid student identification required; senior elibility is 65 years and over
** Both social events are included with the Full 3-Day package

Full 3-Day

$750 | $525 early
Includes:
  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Catered lunches
  • Ice Breaker function (5 Sept)
  • Gala Dinner (6 Sept)
  • Complimentary conference T-shirt
  • Digital copy of Proceedings

Budget 3-Day

$650 | $455 early
Includes:
  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Catered lunches
  • Complimentary conference T-shirt
  • Digital copy of Proceedings

Student & Senior 3-Day *

$420 | $294 early
Includes:
  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Catered lunches
  • Complimentary conference T-shirt
  • Digital copy of Proceedings

Standard 1-Day

$280 | $196 early
Includes:
  • All sessions on selected day
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Catered lunch
  • Digital copy of Proceedings

Student & Senior 1-Day *

$150 | $105 early
Includes:
  • All sessions on selected day
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Catered lunch
  • Digital copy of Proceedings

Ice Breaker Function **

$50
Ticket for the Ice Breaker function (5 Sept)

Gala Dinner **

$100
Ticket for the Gala Dinner (6 Sept)

Discounts

  • Early registration saves 30% off standard package prices.
  • Active members of the New Zealand Cartographic Society and Australian and New Zealand Map Society are eligible for a $50 discount. This is applied automatically when logged in to the website; please log in before registering. The membership discount is not available for Group registrations.
  • Principal Authors of accepted papers and posters are eligible for a 10% discount on ticket packages. Claiming this discount requires a coupon that will be provided by the Programming Committee upon acceptance of an abstract.
  • Authors of accepted YGC posters are eiligible for a 10% discount on ticket packages. Authors of accepted YGC lightning talks are eligible for a 5% discount on ticket packages. Claiming these discounts requires a coupon that will be provided by the Programming Committee upon acceptance of an abstract.
  • Valid identification is required for approval of discounted student/senior packages.
  • Multiple discounts may be claimed by one registrant. The total discount amount will be cumulative with each calculated from the full ticket package price.

Cancellations

In the event you are unable to attend the conference, you may reassign your registration to another person without charge. If requesting a refund, the following rules apply:

  • Written cancellation received by 17 August 2018: 90% refund
  • Written cancellation received by 24 August 2018: 50% refund
  • No refunds will be given after 24 August 2018
Please submit your cancellation to geocart@cartography.org.nz. Be sure to specify if you are requesting a transfer or refund.
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Programme

A busy and exciting programme has been planned for GeoCart'2018! Two keynote addresses will be held each day in the main auditorium. Paper presentations will be split between two concurrent morning and afternoon sessions. There will be lightning talks and poster competitions for young geospatial professionals, a conference-wide poster session, and the NZCS Map Awards judging ceremony.

Wednesday evening kicks off the after-hours social schedule with the Ice Breaker networking function. The Gala Dinner at the waterfront Dockside restaurant will take place on Thursday. Women in Spatial are planning a function with a special guest speaker (to be announced soon). Friday, after the conference conclusion, several excursions will be offered to unique and interesting places around Wellington.

GeoCart conferences are a wonderful venue to meet and get to know New Zealand's cartographic and geospatial community. Come join us and experience all the great things on offer at GeoCart'2018.

Schedule

GeoCart'2018 boasts a very full schedule, featuring six keynote speakers, a panel discussion with the keynotes, 12 paper sessions comprising 54 presentations, a poster session, Young Geospatial Competition lightning talks, the Ice Breaker Reception and Gala Dinner evening socials, and the National Map Exhibition.

The conference will open with a very special presentation by the Hon. Eugenie Sage, Minister for Land Information.

With a wide variety of topics from academia, professionals, and enthusiasts, we are sure there will be something for everyone. Be sure to click the Paper Sessions below for more details.


Note: this schedule is dependent upon speaker availability and may be changed if necesary. In the event of a schedule adjustment, impacted presenters will be notified.

Ice Breaker

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A social gathering to kick off the conference in style. Come, break the ice and get to know each other! Enjoy an evening of drinks and canapés in the friendly and treasured atmosphere of the National Library of New Zealand.

Venue: National Library of New Zealand | Corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington
Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Entry: Full 3-Day or Ice Breaker ticket required

Gala Dinner

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The Gala Dinner for GeoCart'2018 will again be hosted at the acclaimed Dockside restaurant on Wellington's beautiful waterfront.  Join us for an evening of excellent company and a 3-course plated dinner.

Venue: Dockside Restaurant | Shed 3, Queen's Wharf, Wellingon
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018, 18:00 - 23:00
Entry: Full 3-Day or Gala Dinner ticket required

Women in Spatial Lunch

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Women in Spatial will be hosting a special presentation during lunch on Thursday.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Linda Beale.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Topic:
Studying geography in the 1980's was rarely considered the start of a career path, unless of course you wanted to become a geography teacher! As GIS became more widespread, this changed. Early Geographical Systems were command line software for professionals and required knowledge in geographical analysis, statistics, cartography, programming, and databases. Technology has continued to grow apace and the advent of GPS and smart phones has made digital maps ubiquitous. So, what does someone working in GIS have to offer when both technology and software have become accessible to the non-GIS expert? Is spatial special, does it no longer require a professional to use a GI System, and what has become of GI Science? This talk will explore the changing landscape in GIS though examples taken from years in academia in the UK to, more recently, the GIS software industry in the USA.

Venue: Auditorium | National Library
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018, 12:30
Entry: All welcome

Programme Committee

Review Panel

  • Geoff Aitken - New Topo (NZ)
  • Mark Bagnall - Alexander Turnbull Library (NZ)
  • Linda Beale - ESRI (USA)
  • Lars Brabyn - University of Waikato (NZ)
  • Aileen Buckley - ESRI (USA)
  • Roger Carman - Land Information New Zealand (NZ)
  • William Cartwright - RMIT University (Aus)
  • Mairéad de Róiste - Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
  • Igor Drecki - University of Auckland (NZ)
  • Daniel Exeter - University of Auckland (NZ)
  • Chris Fleet - National Library of Scotland (UK)
  • Amy Griffin - RMIT University (Aus)
  • Peter Knight - Geomatics NZ (NZ)
  • Greg Leonard - University of Otago (NZ)
  • Shannon L. McColley - Land Information New Zealand (NZ)
  • Chris McDowall - Independent (NZ)
  • David Medyckyj-Scott - Landcare Research (NZ)
  • Aubrey Miller - University of Otago (NZ)
  • Antoni Moore - University of Otago (NZ)
  • Geoff O'Malley - Land Information New Zealand (NZ)
  • Judy Rodda - University of Otago (NZ)
  • Jon Tunnicliffe - University of Auckland (NZ)
  • Brendan Whyte - National Library of Australia (Aus)

Committee Chairs

  • Antoni Moore - University of Otago (NZ)
  • Igor Drecki - University of Auckland (NZ)
  • Brendan Whyte - National Library of Australia (Aus)
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the conference organisers?

Email geocart@cartography.org.nz to contact the Organising Committee.

Do I need to pay GST?

No, the New Zealand Cartographic Society is not registered for Goods and Services Tax in NZ. No GST needs to be added to your conference registration fee.

Is my registration transferable?

In the event you are unable to attend the conference, you may reassign your registration to another person without charge. If requesting a refund, the following rules apply:
  • Written cancellation received by 17 August 2018: 90% refund
  • Written cancellation received by 24 August 2018: 50% refund
  • No refunds will be given after 24 August 2018.
Please submit your cancellation via email to geocart@cartography.org.nz. Be sure to specify if you would like to transfer your registration or are requesting a refund.

I am a member of NZCS or ANZMapS. How do I claim my registration discount?

NZCS Members:
  • The member discount will be applied automatically provided you are logged in to the website
  • Please double-check you are logged in and the discount has been applied before submitting your registration
ANZMapS members:
  • A guest login for the website will be provided to you by ANZMapS to automatically apply the member discount
  • Please double-check you are logged in and the discount has been applied before submitting your registration
Unclaimed membership discounts will be forfeited and no refunds issued. If the final cart total does not reflect the discount, do not submit your registration and contact geocart@cartography.org.nz for assistance.

I submitted an abstract but don't know if it has been accepted. Can I claim the Principal Author discount when I register?

Authors of both main stream and Young Geospatial Competition abstracts will be contacted by the Programming Committee no later than 1 June, 2018, to advise if their abstract has been accepted or declined. Principal authors and YGC authors of accepted abstracts will be provided with a discount registration code at this time. If the deadline date has passed and you have not been contacted, please email geocart@cartography.org.nz.

Do not register for the conference until you have been contacted; registrations submitted without the discount code will forfeit any presenter discount.

Where can I find the Author Guidelines or Young Geospatial Competition Guidelines?

Please visit the AUTHOR GUIDELINES page.

I'm coming to GeoCart from overseas. Do I need a visa to enter New Zealand?

The following information has been sourced from Immigration New Zealand:
Conference attendees must enter NZ on a visitor visa. Please see the INZ VISA FREE COUNTRIES list to determine whether a visa waiver automatically applies or if a visa application is required before travel to NZ.

I am not from a visa waiver country. How do I apply for a visitor visa?

How to apply:
Documentation needed:
  • A fully completed application
  • Application fee
  • Passport (must be valid for at least three months beyond date of departure from NZ)
  • Evidence of onward travel from NZ
  • Evidence of funds to support your stay (NZ$1000/month or $400 if accommodation is prepaid)
  • A letter of invitation from the conference Event Coordinator (request via email)
  • Note: individual INZ branches or case officers may request additional information when assessing applications. Failure to provide this information will likely result in the visa being denied.
Timeframes:
  • We recommend that applicants apply for their visa at least six weeks before they intend to travel. In some countries Immigration New Zealand does not have visa processing services, so it is important that applications sent by post allow sufficient time to reach the appropriate office, be processed, and return passports to the applicant. You can find information on where to send applications and what fees apply at INZ.
Transit visa for Australia:
  • Some nationalities are eligible to transit through Australia without a transit visa. Those from all other countries must hold a valid transit visa for Australia. Details on how to apply for a transit visa can be found at AUSTRALIA DHA. Please note that Australia will not grant a transit visa without confirmation that a New Zealand visa has been approved. This means conference attendees should apply for their New Zealand visa first and as early as possible.
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Sponsors

GeoCart2018 is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. Particular thanks are extended to:

Platinum Sponsor

Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand is connecting geographic information into a national spatial data infrastructure for New Zealand. A spatial data infrastructure can be broadly defined as a network of components that allows people to find, share and use spatial data. This includes topographic maps and nautical charts, property information, and aerial imagery. Most of our information is available for free online in readily reusable formats through the LINZ Data Service. We champion sharing and exchange of public information through the New Zealand Open Government Information and Data Programme and our role in promoting a national infrastructure for geographic information.

The LINZ Vision is accompanied by an Outcomes Framework consisting of four high-level outcomes:

  • High-value geographic and property information
    Geographic and property information are used effectively to deliver value for New Zealand.
  • World-class property system
    The property system is ready for the future, built for growth and changing needs.
  • Making best use of the Crown Estate
    Getting the best public value from the Crown Estate, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
  • Safeguard New Zealand’s interest in sensitive assets
    Ownership of sensitive assets reflects New Zealand’s best interests.

Venue Sponsor

National Library of New Zealand

National Library of New Zealand

Opening in November 2018, Tiakiwai Conference Centre will feature a 170-seat acoustically enhanced auditorium designed to enrich the audience experience. This beautiful space has been architecturally designed with innovative reflective timber to amplify the live voice and is the ultimate venue for performances, presentations, seminars, and conferences.

Tiakiwai Conference Centre will provide a unique cultural heritage experience – guests will have access to the multi-award winning He Tohu exhibition and bookable experiences to many of our taonga. With a focus on functionality, flexibility and a can-do attitude, the team at Tiakiwai Conference Centre will work with you to offer innovative and tailored solutions to ensure your next event is a success.

Located in the National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre is in the heart of Wellington’s intellectual precinct and a stone’s throw from the CBD, waterfront, hotels and travel routes.

Silver Sponsor

Eagle Technology

Eagle Technology

Eagle Technology Group Ltd is a privately-held New Zealand-owned systems integration and information management company established in 1969. It has approximately 120 employees with offices in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Eagle has a long-established and successful geospatial technology practice in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies, as well as a unique understanding of on-premise ICT infrastructure, managed services expertise, and Cloud applications.

Eagle Technology is the distributor for global software leader Esri and the ArcGIS platform in New Zealand and the South Pacific. Its traditional client base is in government, local government and enterprise class commercial organisations.

Bronze Sponsors

e-Spatial

e-Spatial

e-Spatial, a Harrison Grierson company, are New Zealand’s leading spatial consultancy. We develop enterprise spatial strategies and solutions with an IT perspective. The team at e-Spatial are comprised of spatial and IT specialists and are thought-leaders in the New Zealand spatial industry.

Fiercely technology independent, we utilise our experienced strategic consultants and technology experts to partner with government and private clients to achieve their business objectives and realise the true value of spatial through:

  • Business and IT strategy development and alignment
  • Enterprise spatial architecture
  • Spatial governance and capability development
  • Enterprise application development
  • Data architecture and management
Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia

Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia

The Mapping Sciences institute, Australia (MSIA) represents the professional map-makers and geographical information systems technologists of our nation. Membership is gained by holding appropriate academic qualifications and significant relevant experience. Students undertaking bona fides tertiary courses in the mapping sciences are granted non-fee-paying membership.

Members are provided with our newsletter NEWS containing items relating to mapping developments world-wide and the Journal of Spatial Science, produced in partnership with the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute.

MSIA is a member of the International Cartographic Association and participates in their conferences held every four years. We welcome this opportunity to sponsor GeoCart'2018.

NewTopo New Zealand

NewTopo New Zealand

NewTopo produces, publishes, and distributes topographic maps of interesting places to go walking in New Zealand. There are currently 41 maps covering DOC’s Great Walks and other tracks, National Parks, and areas of local interest at scales from 1:30,000 to 1:150,000. Maps are produced to an evolving specification using software from Lorienne in Paris, France. Content is designed to assist trampers in planning and enjoying their trips safely and the maps are distributed through a large network of visitor centres, sports stores, book shops, and specialist map shops.

Survey and Spatial New Zealand

Survey and Spatial New Zealand

Survey and Spatial New Zealand is a membership organisation promoting and supporting all aspects of the spatial and surveying sector. This includes land, location-based spatial information, construction, resource management and housing, cadastre, engineering, hydrography, geodetic surveying, land development, and urban design.

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Author Guidelines

Abstract Submissions

The conference Programme Committee invites authors to submit extended abstracts of up to 1500 words to the GeoCart'2018 conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by Committee members with a professional or research background, as applicable.

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

  • Accepted for oral presentation at the conference and included in the conference proceedings, subject to review recommendations
  • Accepted for poster presentation at the conference and included in the conference Proceedings, subject to review recommendations (some abstracts originally submitted for consideration for oral presentation may be in this category)

Abstracts of poor quality or unrelated to conference topics will be declined.

Unless noted otherwise, oral presentations will be limited to a 20-minute time slot in one of two concurrent sessions. Poster presentations will be delivered within the designated poster session where conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics directly with the authors. The dates and times of presentation sessions will be published in the conference schedule on the website.

The GeoCart’2018 Conference Proceedings, collating accepted abstracts, will be published both online and as a printed volume in the CartoPRESS series.

Extended Abstract Formatting

Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) is the preferred file format; however, .pdf and .odt are also acceptable. Files must be readable by machines using the Windows operating system. Any alternative formats should be approved before submission by the Programme Chair. Authors should use A4 paper formatting in preparing their abstracts.
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NZCS Young Geospatial Competitions

New for 2018, the New Zealand Cartographic Society is sponsoring two competitions for young geospatial professionals. Abstracts for both the poster and lightning talk competitions must be submitted per the same guidelines as standard abstract submissions.

Competition eligibilty is restricted to those under 30 years of age. Eligibility will be verified when abstracts are reviewed.

Only individual authors are permitted to compete. Abstracts authored by a group will be disqualified from competition but may still be accepted for standard length conference paper and poster presentations.

Both competitions will be judged by conference keynote speakers.

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters must be no larger than A1 paper size.
  • Poster topics must relate to the author's focus area of study or employment and be geospatial in nature. This includes cartography, GIS, hydrography, remote sensing, and other related fields.
  • The poster session will be scheduled to coincide with the standard poster session on Wednesday, 5 September, where conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics directly with the authors.

Lighting Talk Guidelines

  • Lightning talks will be 5-10 minutes in length, dependent upon the number of competition entries. Authors will be advised of the maximum presentation time at least two weeks prior to the conference. Lightning talks that exceed the maximum time may be disqualified from the competition.
  • Lightning talk topics must relate to the author's focus area of study or employment and be geospatial in nature. This includes cartography, GIS, hydrography, remote sensing, and other related fields.
  • The lightning talk session(s) will be scheduled for the opening day of the conference: Wednesday, 5 September.
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Author Discounts

  • Principal Authors of accepted papers and posters are eligible for a 10% discount on ticket packages.
  • Authors of accepted YGC posters are eligible for a 10% discount on ticket packages.
  • Authors of accepted YGC lightning talks are eligible for a 5% discount on ticket packages.
  • All author discounts require a coupon that will be provided by the Programming Committee upon acceptance of an abstract.
  • Only one author discount may be claimed per registration. If an author submits and has multiple abstracts accepted, the coupon provided will be for the largest qualified discount.

Timeline

Deadline for abstract submission

25 May 2018

Decision on submissions relayed to author(s)

15 June 2018

Deadline for revised submissions

29 June 2018


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