Geographx in 2017

Well, that went fast. It felt like a shorter year than 2016 and I don’t appear to have got quite as much done. I hope I’m not slowing down. Still, having fun and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. Best of all, there are still plenty of challenges and opportunities […]

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2016 in Review

It is more than a year since my last post – I’m clearly not cut out for blogging so this time I’m going to write an annual report of sorts and list some highlights from 2016 – projects that I worked on, places I visited, and events I attended. If I write in the first […]

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National Library 50th birthday – Open Day 28 November

The EARTH Platinum world atlas was out on display last Saturday so I was down at the library giving talks about it AND taking groups through the ‘Unfolding the Map’ exhibition. A rewarding day and just great to see there are so many people out there who are really into maps…

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2015 IMIA Asia Pacific Conference, Brisbane, November 15-17

I generally make an effort to attend the International Map Industry Association conference. It offers a great opportunity to learn what is going on elsewhere around the region and I get to catch up with friends and colleagues from across the water. This year my presentation was on ‘Unfolding the Map’ and the rewarding experience […]

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Unfolding the Map – the cartography of New Zealand

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UK Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2015

A total of 43 maps competed for the British Cartographic Society’s 2015 Stanfords Award in September. The winner was “London – the information capital” by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. Geographx was runner-up with its new New Zealand matched pair (North Island and South Island maps).

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Geographx has office space to let in the Dominion Observatory

If Wellington is the coolest little capital in the world then the Dominion Observatory is arguably the coolest little office in Wellington. Where else can you find a workplace with a cannon and flagpole on the front lawn, in a category 1 historic building with sweeping views over the city and harbour, situated in the […]

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Charlie Douglas – explorer, surveyor, geologist and…… cartographer!

I also visited Archives NZ today to inspect the original maps Charlie Douglas drew by hand of South Westland. This beauty is around 3.5 metres long and covers everything from the Whataroa River down to Martins Bay. Absolutely stunning. Some of the typography is examined in detail at right.             […]

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Update on the Earth Platinum Atlas

I was down at the National Library today to see the atlas fitted into a new custom-built, multi-functional, steel contraption that is effectively a permanent storage case, a trolley and a display stand all rolled into one. It means the big book can now be moved around by one person instead of six. When not […]

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Just released – New Zealand wall maps

Geographx has just released new 1:700,000 scale map posters for Te Ika-a-Maui (the North Island) and Te Wahipounamu (the South Island). Each poster measures 1300 mm x 960 mm (portrait) and is printed on 200 gsm Zeus synthetic art. Given sufficient wall space the two posters can be overlapped to create a large format map […]

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