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Welcome to GeoCart'2020

Uncharted Frontiers: Cartographic Innovation and Discovery

Nau mai, haere mai! GeoCart'2020, Aotearoa New Zealand's 10th National Cartographic Conference, will convene from 26-28 August at the Tiakiwai Conference Centre in the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

GeoCart'2020 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 hear about the latest developments and research, learn about current and upcoming projects and products, network with their counterparts in the greater community, and develop a deeper understanding of cartography and mapping.  To celebrate its landmark 10th anniversary, GeoCart'2020 will feature commmemorative presentations and a special restrospective Proceedings.

We warmly invite you to join us in Wellington for this exciting and inspiring event!

Call for Contributions

You are invited to submit professional or research abstracts of up to 1,500 words, or full research papers for consideration for the GeoCart'2020 book, 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. Full papers will be considered for oral presentation only and will be peer reviewed by two members of the International Review Committee.

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 Competition

The New Zealand Cartographic Society is proud to again sponsor the NZCS Young Geospatial Competition lightning talks.

The YGC is open to current students and those who graduated within the past three years. Only one individual may present and all topics must be geospatial in nature. Abstracts will be reviewed before acceptance and are subject to the same criteria and deadlines as standard submissions. Entrants to the YGC may also submit a second abstract for a standard paper on a different topic.  See the YGC Guidelines for further details.

Lightning talks will be judged by a panel of the conference Keynotes. A prize pack for each competition is to be announced. Winners will also be featured on the NZCS website and in post-conference publications.

Approved YGC entrants are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference registration fee.

Submission deadline for all abstracts: Friday, 3 April 2020

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sarah Battersby
Dr. Sarah BattersbyTableau Research
Dr. Sarah Battersby
Dr. Sarah BattersbyTableau Research
Staff Research Scientist (USA)

Sarah's primary research focus is cognitive cartography, with an emphasis on visualisation. She is a member of the ICA Commission on Map Projections and recently published Working with Map Projections: A Guide to Their Selection with Fritz Kessler.


Dr. Silvana Camboim
Dr. Silvana CamboimUniversidade Federal do Paraná
Dr. Silvana Camboim
Dr. Silvana CamboimUniversidade Federal do Paraná
Professor (Brazil)

Silvana is a cartographer and professor at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. She is chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geotechnologies and involved with OpenStreetMap, Geo4All and FOSS4G.


Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer
Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer
Professional Cartographer and Educator (USA)

Daniel is a freelance cartographer with a passion for all things maps, but especially demystifying the technical and emotional processes of cartography. They also serve as the Cartographer in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Dr. Sarah Battersby
Dr. Sarah BattersbyTableau Research
Dr. Sarah Battersby
Dr. Sarah BattersbyTableau Research
Staff Research Scientist (USA)


Dr. Silvana Camboim
Dr. Silvana CamboimUniversidade Federal do Paraná
Dr. Silvana Camboim
Dr. Silvana CamboimUniversidade Federal do Paraná
Professor (Brazil)


Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer
Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer
Professional Cartographer and Educator (USA)


Karl Majorhazi
Karl MajorhaziStatistics NZ
Karl Majorhazi
Karl MajorhaziStatistics NZ
Senior Analyst - Geospatial (NZ)

Karl is a spatial professional with more than 30 years' experience in environmental science, emergency management, and statistics. He is a former Director and NZ Chair of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.


Wendy Shaw
Wendy ShawLand Information NZ
Wendy Shaw
Wendy ShawLand Information NZ
Secretary of the NZ Geographic Board (NZ)

Wendy is a dedicated public servant with an integral role in the NZ Geographic Board's oversight of official place names. She recently co-authored the article "Cultural Aspects of Māori Geographic Naming in New Zealand".


Dr. Martin Woods
Dr. Martin WoodsNational Library of Australia
Dr. Martin Woods
Dr. Martin WoodsNational Library of Australia
Senior Curator of Maps and Research (Aus)

Martin is a fount of cartographic history as curator of the National Library of Australia's extensive map collection. He is also a past President of ANZMapS and in 2016 published "Where are our boys?", a book about First World War news-maps.


Karl Majorhazi
Karl MajorhaziStatistics NZ
Karl Majorhazi
Karl MajorhaziStatistics NZ
Senior Analyst - Geospatial (NZ)


Wendy Shaw
Wendy ShawLand Information NZ
Wendy Shaw
Wendy ShawLand Information NZ
Secretary of the NZ Geographic Board (NZ)


Dr. Martin Woods
Dr. Martin WoodsNational Library of Australia
Dr. Martin Woods
Dr. Martin WoodsNational Library of Australia
Senior Curator of Maps and Research (Aus)


NZCS National Map Exhibition 2020

The New Zealand Cartographic Society invites you to submit an entry to the National Map Exhibition 2020. Entries in this competition will be displayed and judged at Geocart'2020 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 from New Zealand domiciled cartographers will be eligible for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2021 ICA International Cartographic Exhibition in Florence.

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 2018.

Entry deadline: 21 August 2020

Venue

All GeoCart'2020 sessions and breaks will be held at the outstanding facilities of the National Library of New Zealand in Thorndon, Wellington. The Ice Breaker reception will be at the Backbencher Gastropub, and the Gala Dinner will convene at the Queen's Wharf Ballroom at Foxglove on the Wellington waterfront.

National Library of New Zealand

Workshops

NZCS Map Design Workshop (MDW'2020):

24-25 August | TBA

Details coming soon.

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting abstracts
3 April 2020
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 1 May 2020
Deadline for revisions 29 May 2020
   
Deadline for Early Registration 3 July 2020
   
Deadline for Map Exhibition entry 21 August 2020
   
GeoCart'2020 Conference 26-28 August 2020

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting abstracts
3 Apr
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 1 May
Deadline for revisions 29 May
   
Deadline for Early Registration 3 Jul
   
Deadline for Map Exhibition entry 21 Aug
   
GeoCart'2018 Conference 26-28 Aug

Organising Committee

  • Shannon L. McColley - Conference Director
  • James O'Brien
  • Geoff O'Malley
  • Roger Smith

Sponsors

A special thank you to our sponsors:


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