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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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