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Geocart’ 2012 conference & the 8th ICA Mountain Cartography workshop

We have just returned from these back to back events, both hugely successful in our eyes. We learned a great deal and have come back to Wellington inspired to raise the bar and produce ever better maps. Both events also provided welcome opportunities to catch up with our peers and colleagues from both the Americas […]

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National Cartographic Exhibition & NZCS Cartographic Awards 2012

We are hoping for a good number of entries this year. Entry is open to all and free – your chance to become world famous in New Zealand. There are two competition categories, best printed map product and best digital map product. Entries close Monday 20th August. Further information and entry form are available here […]

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More on the London launch of the EARTH PLATINUM atlas

Here is an interesting video clip from the BBC that shows the EARTH Platinum atlas going on display in the British Libary last week. It also shows the Klenke (previously the world’s biggest atlas) and the adjudicators from Guinness World Records measuring up EARTH Platinum. Play BBC video

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Catalyst newsletter July 2012

Catalyst is a company that offers consulting services to business and government clients throughout Australasia. They provide independent, specialist advice aimed at improving efficiency and adding value. We have had the pleasure of working with them on a number of projects and when they said nice things about us in their newsletter we thought it […]

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Asia-Pacific 2012 Map Awards

The awards this year were judged and presented during the IMTA/MSIA/ANZMS conference in Brisbane, 8-11 July. Geographx entered a new oblique orthographic map of Tongariro National Park and was flattered to win not only the Gold for Best Sheet Map, but also the Graham Stanton Award for Best Map Product overall. The Geographx map now […]

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2012 IMTA Asia-Pacific Conference

This was held 8-11 July in Brisbane at the State Library of Queensland.  The International Map Trade Association joined forces with Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia and the Australia New Zealand Map Society to host the event this year. The conference was well attended and proved a great success. Geographx presented a paper on the development […]

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EARTH PLATINUM Atlas – London launch

A press conference and launch ceremony took place in London on 13th July, and the EARTH PLATINUM Atlas in now on display in the British Library. Guinness World Record adjudicat0rs took the opportunity to measure the book and confirm its status as the largest atlas ever produced. Daily Mail Online 13 July 2012

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NACIS Atlas of Design

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) is compiling some of the world’s best map work into a biennial honours volume to be called The Atlas of Design. The atlas will feature a gallery of full-colour maps “showcasing cartography at its most beautiful, its cleverest, its sharpest, and its most intriguing”. The aim is to […]

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NZ Booksellers’ Choice Award 2012

The shortlist for the 2012 Booksellers’ Choice Awards has been announced. Two of the five finalists are novels (The Parihaka Woman by Witi Ihimaera, and The Conductor by Sarah Quigley), and another is a collection of essays and poems (The Broken Book by Fiona Farrell). The remaining two finalists are New Zealand’s Native Trees by […]

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EARTH PLATINUM Atlas – Abu Dhabi launch

Printed in Milan, hand-bound in Hong Kong, the largest and most intricate world atlas of our time is finally to be launched in Abu Dhabi on June 12th. The atlas is unlikely ever to be seen in New Zealand, not least because of the hefty USD 100,000 price tag. It is, however, a book that […]

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