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Unfolding the Map – the cartography of New Zealand

Unfolding the Map is a program that Geographx is curating for the National Library. The central focus will be an exhibition which is scheduled to open in October and which will run for a year (coincident with the International Map Year 2015-2016). Apart from highlighting the variety and richness of map resources held by New […]

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International Map Year 2015-2016

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) came up with this idea which has now been endorsed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management. There will be a number of events and activities leveraging off International Map Year. Here is one, a series of blog posts on the International Map Industry Association […]

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NZ Spatial Excellence Awards Dinner – 27 Nov 2014

The inaugural NZ Spatial Excellence Awards Dinner was a swept-up affair, MC’d by Mark Sainsbury and held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Wellington. The Supreme Excellence Award deservedly went to AugView Ltd, developers of the world’s first mobile augmented reality asset management application. Geographx was a finalist in the fiercely contested “Technical Excellence” category, won […]

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Brisbane GIS Day 2014

Billed as the world’s largest annual GIS Day event, the 2014 Brisbane GIS Day was held on 19 November. From all accounts another hugely successful day, organised by leading geospatial consultancy GIS People We weren’t there in person but we did contribute a map to the Map Wall – and we were thrilled to see […]

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Atlas of Design Vol 2

The second installment of the Atlas of Design has now been released.  It features 32 maps from around the world (including one of ours). The Atlas is published by the North American Cartographic Information Society. Click on the logo to learn more and/or purchase online…      

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The EARTH Platinum Atlas comes to Wellington

Check out this video and media report announcing the latest acquisition by the Alexander Turnbull Library!

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2015 Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition

This is a biennial international competition. The national winners will have their entries forwarded to be judged against their peers from around the world at the International Cartographic Association Congress in Rio de Janeiro next year.  New Zealand children have a proud record in this competition winning international awards in both 2011 and 2013.  Further […]

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Visit to the Norwegian Mapping Authority

On Monday 10th November I spent a productive morning at the Norwegian Mapping Authority HQ in Hønefoss, about an hour north-west of Oslo. Kartverket is the national provider and administrator of geodesy, geographical and cadastre information covering Norwegian land, coastal and territorial waters. Norway and New Zealand are similar in terms of physical size, topography […]

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IMIA Denver – postscript…

It was great. I met up with some old friends, made a number of new ones, and learned much about the state of mapping in North America, particularly the outdoor recreational map scene. Geographx was runner-up in the 2014 IMIA Global Map Awards, beaten this year by ESRI no less. Their winning entry was the […]

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IMIA Americas conference, Denver, Colorado, 2-5 November,

I’m off tomorrow to attend the International Map Industry Association (Americas) conference in Denver. I have never attended this event before but I expect to know a number of people there and am looking forward to it. An added attraction is that Geographx is one of 3 finalists in the 2014 IMIA Global Map Awards […]

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