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Welcome to GeoCart'2024

Cartographic Endeavours: From Paper to Pixels

Nau mai, haere mai! GeoCart'2024, Aotearoa New Zealand's 11th National Cartographic Conference, will convene from 21-23 August at the National Library's Tiakiwai Conference Centre in Wellington.

GeoCart'2024 aims to bring together a wide cross-section of professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts engaged in cartography, map curatorship and research, geovisualisation, and GIScience. Participants will hear about the latest developments and research, learn about current and upcoming projects and products, network with their counterparts in the greater community, and develop a deeper understanding of cartography and mapping.

We warmly invite you to join us in Wellington for this exciting and inspiring event!  Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Call for Contributions

You are invited to submit professional or research abstracts of up to 1,500 words on any topic in cartography, map curatorship, history of cartography or exploration, geovisualisation, GIScience, or other related disciplines.

Each abstract must be submitted towards an oral presentation or poster presentation stream. Each will be reviewed by one member of the Programme Committee from an appropriate field and background. All accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings. See the Author Guidelines for further details. Please be aware some oral presentaton abstracts submitted for consideration may be accepted as posters instead.

If an abstract is accepted, one of the following will apply, depending on the results of the review:

  • Accepted for oral presentation at the conference and included in the conference Proceedings, subject to review recommendations
  • Accepted for poster presentation at the conference and included in the conference Proceedings, subject to review recommendations

Principal authors of accepted abstracts are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference registration fee.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS CLOSES 21 JUNE 2024!

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Bell
Sarah BellEsri
Sarah Bell
Sarah BellEsri
Principal Product Engineer (USA)

One of the co-founders of Esri's Cartography Lab, Sarah applies her GIS analyst and cartography expertise to build map-making software designed for cartographers, scientists, and graphic designers. She also sits on the board of NACIS.


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David Garcia
David GarciaUniversity of Canterbury
David Garcia
David GarciaUniversity of Canterbury
Digital Cartographer and Researcher (NZ)

David is a mapmaker and newly-minted PhD who specialises in digital geography and the intersection of social and technical issues when producing geographic knowledge.


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Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer
Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer
Freelance Cartographer and Educator (USA)

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Daniel creates videos, tutorials, and other presentations geared toward demystifying not only the technical processes of cartography, but also its less-often-discussed emotional processes.


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Dr Ocean Mercier
Dr Ocean MercierTe Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Ocean Mercier
Dr Ocean MercierTe Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
Associate Professor of Māori Studies at Te Kawa a Māui (NZ)

Ocean has spent her two-decade academic career exploring mātauranga Māori and pūtaiao Māori. Her current research focusses on trans-disciplinary approaches to taonga biodiversity and healthy marine and groundwater environments.


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Daniel O'Donohue
Daniel O'DonohueThe MapScaping Podcast
Daniel O'Donohue
Daniel O'DonohueThe MapScaping Podcast
Geospatial Podcaster (NZ)

Bio coming soon!

Special Session: Wendy Shaw
Special Session: Wendy ShawNZGB Centenary Celebration
Special Session: Wendy Shaw
Special Session: Wendy ShawNZGB Centenary Celebration
Secretary at Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa NZ Geographic Board (NZ)

Wendy is a dedicated public servant with an integral role in the NZ Geographic Board's oversight of official place names. She will be giving a special presentation in celebration of the Board's 2024 Centenary.

NZCS National Map Exhibition 2024

The New Zealand Cartographic Society invites you to submit an entry to the National Map Exhibition 2024. Entries in this competition will be displayed and judged at Geocart'2024 where a panel of judges will decide on how successfully a map delivers on its stated purpose, taking into account its design, execution and presentation.

Subject to the number and quality of entries received, a winner will be announced for each of two categories: Printed Map Product and Digital Map Product. Additional prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. All entries from New Zealand domiciled cartographers will be eligible for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2025 ICA International Cartographic Exhibition in Vancouver, Canada.

Entries may be submitted by any individual or organisation and there is no limit on the number of submissions. Entries must be original products, in their finished state, and first produced/published after 30 June 2022.

Entry deadline: 09 August 2024

Venue

All GeoCart'2024 sessions and breaks will be held at the outstanding facilities of the National Library of New Zealand in Thorndon, Wellington. The Ice Breaker reception and the Gala Dinner venues will be announced soon.

National Library of New Zealand

Workshops

GeoCart'2024 will feature two pre-conference Map Design Workshops facilitated by freelance cartographer, Daniel P. Huffman. A special discounted rate is available for those who wish to attend both workshops as one package.

MDW'2024: Typography in Cartography

19 August | Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington

This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to delve into typographic terminology, explore the subjective connotations of different typefaces, and discuss effective strategies for labelling. Cartographic excellence often lies in the finer details, so we'll train our eyes to pay attention to the subtle influences that our typographic choices can have in clarifying our map's message.

MDW'2024: Cartographic Feedback

20 August | Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington

This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to explore new ideas and tips and tricks to take their map-making to the next level. Each participant must bring a digital or paper map to share. Under Daniel's expert guidance, participants will collaborate as a group to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the shared maps, discover insights into improving map design, and develop new understanding of how to critique and upskill their cartography.

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting presentation abstracts

21 June 2024

Decision on submissions relayed to author(s)

05 July 2024

Deadline for revisions

19 July 2024

 

 

Deadline for Early Registration

31 July 2024

 

 

Deadline for Map Exhibition entry

09 August 2024

 

 

GeoCart'2024 Conference

21-23 August 2024

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting abstracts

21 Jun

Decision on submissions relayed to author(s)

05 Jul

Deadline for revisions

19 Jul

 

 

Deadline for Early Registration

31 Jul

 

 

Deadline for Map Exhibition entry

09 Aug

 

 

GeoCart'2024 Conference

21-23 Aug

Organising Committee

  • Shannon McColley - Conference Director
  • Mairéad de Róiste
  • Emory Beck
  • Andrew Tyrrell

Sponsors

A special thank you to our sponsors:

Land Information New Zealand