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©2011 | Edited by Graeme Jupp
Launched at NZCS' 40th anniversary in February 2011, this booklet commemorates the New Zealand Mapping Service 260 (1:50,000) and 262 (1:250,000) topographic map series. It has been compiled to permanently record New Zealand's first national metric topographic maps and includes a definitive list of all map editions and reprints.
In circulation for more than 30 years, the NZMS 260 and 262 series were superseded, respectively, by the New Zealand Topo50 and Topo250 series in September 2009. NZMS 260 and 262 contains 100 pages of articles and colour graphics illustrating the development of each series from first publication in the 1970s through 2009.
Multiple authors representing many years of New Zealand cartography experience have contributed to this publication. The booklet is perfect bound in A5 portrait format (210mm x 148mm) and a limited collectible release of 150 copies have been printed.
©2008 | Designed by Barry Bradley, Phil Dixon, Geoff Aitken, and Roger Smith
The idea for NZCS to design a proper wall map for schools was born back in the late 1990s in response to DOSLI's decision to discontinue production of their only physical wall map of New Zealand (NZMS 293) in 1994 (2nd Edition). Initial contacts with members of the NZ Geographical Society who contributed to Geography curriculum were encouraging and clearly demonstrated a need for such a resource to be available. Initial plans involved a series of wall maps concerned with physical and human environment of the country; however, due to a number of delays and limited resources, the first (and so far the only) map of the series - New Zealand Aotearoa Geographic Map - didn't appear until April 2008.
The map was produced by Society members: Barry Bradley, as principal cartographer and designer, and collaborators Phil Dixon and Geoff Aitken. Another member, Roger Smith from Geographx Ltd, provided relief information. The NZCS self-published the map.
The map is designed to be used by teachers and parents to educate children about the geography of New Zealand at a fundamental level. It is also ideal to be used in boardrooms, where a quick reference to New Zealand geography is required. The map is drawn at the scale of 1:1,300,000 and printed on large 1320mm x 920mm heavy paper stock which has been thin-laminated (or sealed) for durability.