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Conferences and Meetings

‘Celebrating New Zealand Mapping’ - New Zealand Cartographic Society 40th Anniversary (1971-2011)

Was held on Saturday 19th February 2011

At the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington


Schedule of Events:

4.00-6.00pm: Registrations in Level 16 foyer (collection of name tags, etc)

  • ‘Meet and greet’ function: Finger food and cash bar in ‘Chancellor 3’
  • Commercial displays in ‘Chancellor 3’
  • Historical display in ‘Chancellor 4’.

6.00-6.45pm: Break

  • Socialising may continue in ‘Chancellor 3’

6.45-7.00pm: Assemble in ‘Chancellor 1’ for dinner

  • Water and orange juice available on tables. Wine/beer from cash bar.

7.00pm:        Welcome: Geoff Aitken, President, NZCS

7.05-7.20pm: NZCS formation/Cartography in the past

 Robin Phillips (past-President NZCS, 1989-2008)

Introduced by Geoff Aitken

 (7.20pm:      Main course served in Chancellor 2)

8.30-8.45pm: Definitive Data in National Mapping

Geoff Howard (Chief Topographer, Land Information New Zealand)

Introduced by Graeme Blick

 (8.45pm:      Dessert served in Chancellor 2)

9.15-9.30pm: Cartographies of the future

Bill Cartwright (President, International Cartographic Association)

Introduced by Igor Drecki

9.30-9.40pm: Cutting of NZCS 40th anniversary cake

  • NZCS representative
  • Surveying representative
  • Photogrammetry representative
  • Cartography representative

    (9.40pm       Tea/coffee served at table)

Evening concludes late…






The fifth National Cartographic Conference GeoCart'2010 and the first ICA Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania ran at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1-3 September 2010.

The Conference is endorsed by the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

Keynote Speakers included:

  • Cynthia Brewer, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Manfred Buchroithner, TU Dresden, Germany
  • David Crossman, Geospatial Intelligence Organisation, NZ Defence Force, New Zealand
  • Phil Allen, GeoSmart, New Zealand
  • Colin MacDonald, LINZ, New Zealand

Special Presentation by

  • William Cartwright, President of the ICA, Australia

Here is the programme. CD Proceedings cost NZ$30 and can be bought by arrangement via the email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

There will be a book associated with the conference, collating the best papers as reviewed by an international scientific programme committee and published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography series. Professional papers, Posters and other submissions will be collated in the conference proceedings.



Geospatial Vision: New Dimensions in Cartography
1-3 September 2008, The University of Auckland, Auckland

As the world embraces geospatial technologies with increasing enthusiasm the quantity, quality, currency and relevance of spatial is information transforming the way we can visualise our worlds.  How can cartography meet the challenges of an emerging geospatial society that inhabits a dramatically changing world...?                                                                                                                                             



Going Global; Mapping New Zealand's Trajectory
4-6 September 2006, The University of Auckland, Auckland

The rise of virtual globes on the web has given globalism a new meaning, and is spearheading a cartographic environment where integration and innovation can thrive to merge the local and global in exotic new ways. New Zealand, with its genuine drive for innovation, is well positioned to take advantage of these developments and chart its own trajectory in pursuit of new cartographies for the 21st century.

The Conference sessions addressed themes concerning the links between global and local environments through creative application of modern cartographic tools and strategies, such as virtual reality, Internet and interactive mapping, location-based mapping, geovisualisation, 3D environments, geospatial data standards and cartographic modelling.