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Countdown to GeoCart'2024:

Nau mai, haere mai!

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome Cartographers and Cartographiles! We're glad you're here. NZCS is an incorporated society open to anyone with an interest in the study, production, and use of maps. From geographers to geospatialists, and everyone in between, we love maps and our mission is to promote the development of cartography in all its forms.

Upcoming Events: GeoCart'2024 conference | 21-23 August 2024MDW'2024: Typograhy in Cartography workshop | 19 August 2024MDW'2024: Cartograhic Feedback workshop | 20 August 2024ICC 2025 conference (Vancouver, Canada) | 28 July - 01 August 2025

  • May 07 2024  
    News: Events

    Announcing MDW'2024 workshops

    We are pleased to announce two Map Design Workshops for 2024. Both will be facilitated by Daniel P. Huffman. Registration is open (with a discounted 2-Day package for both), but spaces are limited so sign up today!

    MDW'2024: Typography in Cartography - 19 August


    MDW'2024: Cartographic Feedback - 20 August

  • May 06 2024  
    News: Events

    GeoCart'2024 registration is open!

    We are excited to announce that GeoCart'2024 registration is now open!  Early discount packages will end 31 July.

    The Call for Contributions continues, with abstracts due by 07 June. If you have something interesting to share about your work, projects, or research, we want you to submit an abstract!

  • Sep 19 2023  
    News: Events

    Celebration of Life: Igor Drecki


    We invite all of Igor's friends and colleagues to join us in Wellington on Friday, 3 November, to celebrate Igor's life and legacy. We will convene at 12 p.m. in the National Library Auditorium, with refreshments to follow around 3 p.m. There will be a mix of speakers and presentations, and we encourage everyone to submit their memories and stories using the form on the page linked below. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be recorded and (hopefully) streamed online (Zoom details to be announced).

    For more information and to share your thoughts, visit Celebration of Life: Igor Drecki.

  • Aug 04 2023  
    News: NZCS

    In Memorium: Igor Drecki


    It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and Vice President, Igor Drecki.  Igor and his wife, Iwona, were killed in a tragic car accident on 26 August.

    Igor's drive and seemingly ceaseless energy for all things cartographic was infectious. He was one of those lucky people who turned their passion into a career, and he always had a dozen projects underway.  Igor's legacy is all around us, from university walking maps to GeoCart, CartoPRESS books to the ICA News and, most importantly, his fervent dedication to the NZ Cartographic Society, which he helped revive in the 1990s and has been a driving force behind ever since.  

  • May 25 2023  
    News: Events

    State of New Zealand Cartography 2023 seminar

    NZCS will be hosting a one day seminar -- "State of New Zealand Cartography 2023" -- at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on 7 July, 2023. 


    The full-day seminar will consist of short presentations from a variety of organisations and individuals about recent and current mapping activities.  Light refreshments will be provided.


    Registration is open but space is limited, so save your seat today. We hope to see you there!

  • Mar 29 2023  
    News: Children's Map Competition

    Children's Map Competition 2023 winners


    A big thank you to all of the students who entered the New Zealand Children’s Map Competition 2023!  Winning maps will represent New Zealand at the international Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition in Cape Town.

    The winning entries are visible on the Children's Map Competition Winners page.