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Welcome to the New Zealand Cartographic Society

Welcome to the New Zealand Cartographic Society's Website

On this website you will find information on NZCS activities, conference materials,

information about our publications, and the International Cartographic Association.


Cartogram 74 is now available

Cartogram 74 is now available. This edition of the New Zealand Cartographic Society Newsletter contains articles on, amongst others:

- International Cartographic Association: Looking to ICC Dresden in August

- Meet the new NZCS committee members

- LINZ Pacific Islands Map news

- and more...


NZCS Biennial General Meeting February 2013

The New Zealand Cartographic Society Biennial General Meeting was successfully held on 18th February 2013.

There were reports on the previous period, rules / constitution amendments and a new committee was elected.

More details can be found in the minutes.


Children's Map Competition closed



…Is a mapping competition run by the New Zealand Cartographical Society (NZCS) on behalf of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). Prizes include posters, NZ chart series, wall maps, books, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for 2 lucky winners. Open to all children under 16 yrs – 4 age categories (under 6yrs, 9-12yrs & 13-15yrs)

Theme: “My Place In Today’s World”               

·       Winners of the NZ competition will be announced soon. They will receive an individual prize and a prize for their school. Winning entries have been forwarded to the ICA for international judging.


"Geospatial Visualisation" published


The long awaited book "Geospatial Visualisation" has been published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography and Publications of the ICA subseries. The chapters in this book evolved from papers on completed research submitted to GeoCart’2010 / the 1st ICA Regional Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 1st -3rd September 2010. The book features cutting edge topics such geovisual analytics, mobile / Web 2.0 mapping, spatiotemporal representation, cognitive cartography, historical mapping and 3D technology.