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Welcome to the New Zealand Cartographic Society

Welcome to the new NZCS website.  We are a New Zealand incorporated society open to anyone with an interest in the study, production, and use of maps.  Our mission is to promote the development of cartography in all its forms.

On this website you will find news and information about:

  • NZCS history and activities

  • Membership benefits

  • Our conferences and workshops

  • Upcoming events

  • Cartogram and other publications

  • Our relationship with the International Cartographic Association


Featured News

  • Map Design with ArcGIS ("Compelling Cartography") workshop

    NZCS is privileged to host its 2016 Map Design with ArcGIS workshop, delivered by leading cartographer Kenneth Field (ESRI Inc. - USA).  

    This is a continuation of the very successful MDW workshops held over the past several years.  The workshop will precede GeoCart'2016 and will be hosted at Victoria University of Wellington on August 29 and 30.

    Registration is now open.

    Published on August 01, 2016 in Events
  • Announcing GeoCart'2016

    The 8th National Cartographic Conference GeoCart'2016 and 4th ICA Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania will jointly convene in Wellington on August 31 - September 2, 2016.  The conference will hosted at the outstanding facilities of the National Library of New Zealand

    June 10th is the last deadline to submit abstracts or papers for the conference.  Registration will soon be open for the event.


    Published on January 20, 2016 in Events
  • New Zealand Children's World Map Competition 2015 Winners


    Thanks to all of the students who entered the New Zealand Children’s Map Competition 2015.  We had over 60 entries and the judges chose six maps to represent New Zealand at the International Barbara Petchenik World Map Competition. 

    Published on July 17, 2015 in Competitions
  • NeoCartography: Citizen Cartographers, GPS, Consumer Electronics, and Mapping


    The NZ National School of Surveying and NZCS are proud to present a special seminar by Prof. William Cartwright of RMIT University, Melbourne.  "NeoCartography: Citizen Cartographers, GPS, Consumer Electronics, and Mapping" will be delivered at 12pm, on Thursday, May 14th, at the School of Surveying 1st floor seminar room.

    Published on May 11, 2015 in Events
  • Rare Book Summer School 2015: Free public lectures


    As part of the Australasian Rare Book Summer School, two free public lectures will be held in Wellington in January 2015, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.

    Published on January 13, 2015 in Events


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