Welcome to GeoCart'2022

Uncharted Frontiers: Cartographic Innovation and Discovery

Nau mai, haere mai! GeoCart'2022, Aotearoa New Zealand's 10th National Cartographic Conference, will convene from 24-26 August at the Tiakiwai Conference Centre in the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

GeoCart'2022 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'2022 will feature commemorative presentations and a special restrospective Proceedings.

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

We also invite you to stay in Wellington and attend the New Zealand Geospatial Research Conference (NZGRC 2022), which will be held at Massey University from 29-30 August.

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'2022 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 book chapters: Monday, 13 June 2022
Submission deadline for all abstracts: Monday, 13 June 2022

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kenneth Field
Dr. Kenneth FieldEsri
Dr. Kenneth Field
Dr. Kenneth FieldEsri
Senior Cartographic Product Engineer (USA)

Ken is a permanently recovering academic from the UK with a background in cartography and GIS. While making maps at Esri, he gives talks, writes, and teaches about cartography, including a MOOC with over 175,000 participants. Ken is the current Vice-Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Design and was Editor of The Cartographic Journal.

Dr. Antoni Moore
Dr. Antoni MooreUniversity of Otago
Dr. Antoni Moore
Dr. Antoni MooreUniversity of Otago
Associate Professor at University of Otago (NZ)

Antoni teaches and researches Geographic Information Science with a special interest in cartography and geovisualisation. He is currently a co-Principal Investigator on the Marsden Fund project, Strand, and Vice President of the New Zealand Cartographic Society.

NZCS National Map Exhibition 2022

The New Zealand Cartographic Society invites you to submit an entry to the National Map Exhibition 2022. Entries in this competition will be displayed and judged at Geocart'2022 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 2023 ICA International Cartographic Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.

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 2020.

Entry deadline: 12 August 2022


All GeoCart'2022 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


NZCS Map Design Workshop (MDW'2022):

23 August | TBA

Details coming soon.

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting book chapters
13 June 2022
Deadline for submitting book abstracts
13 June 2022
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 10 July 2022
Deadline for revisions 1 August 2022
Deadline for Early Registration 15 July 2022
Deadline for Map Exhibition entry 12 August 2022
GeoCart'2022 Conference 24-26 August 2022

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting book chapters
13 Jun
Deadline for submitting abstracts
13 Jun
Decision on submissions relayed to author(s) 10 Jul
Deadline for revisions 1 Aug
Deadline for Early Registration 15 Jul
Deadline for Map Exhibition entry 12 Aug
GeoCart'2022 Conference 24-26 Aug

Organising Committee

  • Igor Drecki - Conference Director
  • Roger Smith - Conference Director
  • Emory Beck
  • Shannon L. McColley
  • Melissa West


A special thank you to our sponsors:

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