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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 workshop | TBDICC 2025 conference (Vancouver, Canada) | 28 July - 01 August 2025

  • 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.


  • Sep 06 2022  
    News: Events

    Where Cartography Meets Industry: Asia Pacific

    IMIA is hosting a virtual Zoom seminar, Where Cartography Meets Industry: Asia Pacificon 28 September 2022. Former NZCS President Roger Smith will be one of the featured speakers.  Visit the seminar website for more information and to register.


  • Sep 06 2022  
    News: NZCS

    Introducing the 2022-2024 NZCS Committee

    Following the BGM held at GeoCart'2022, NZCS is pleased to announce its new Committee for 2022-2024.  Our deep thanks to outgoing President Roger Smith for all his hard work and leadership the past several years.


    President: Tony Moore
    Vice President: Igor Drecki
    Secretary: Shannon McColley
    Treasurer: Brent Brady
    Representatives: Emory Beck, Maíread de Róiste, Benjamin Jones, and Andrew Tyrrell