Archive | Uncategorized RSS feed for this section

NZ Spatial Excellence Awards 2014

Wow! Seems we made the finals in the Technical Excellence section of the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards. This for our work on the Earth Platinum World Atlas. Our fellow finalists are CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) and Critchlow – it will be a humbling experience just sharing the same stage. The NZSEA winners will be […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

MapCarte #274/365

We have had a second map appear in MapCarte, the collection of classical and contemporary maps that Ken Field is compiling throughout 2014 on the ICA Commission on Map Design website. This time it is our map of the Milford Track.  

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Spring Festival Open Day..

Geographx opened up the Dominion Observatory on Saturday 27 September as part of the 2014 Wellington Spring Festival. This provided a rare opportunity for the public to look through our historic building, it also provided Geographx with an opportunity to show some of our wares and spend time talking to everyone about maps. A very […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

New Zealand Cartographic Society Map Awards 2014

The NZCS map awards are held every two years in conjunction with Geocart, the biennial National Cartographic Conference. Three maps were singled out for recognition at the 2014 conference in Auckland, 3-5 September. People Choice – Ken Field’s printed poster map on socio-economic tectonics. Highly Commended – NewTopo’s print map of the Aoraki-Mount Cook area. […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Geocart’2014, 3-5 September, Auckland

I’m just back from yet another great NZ National Cartographic Conference, this year combined together with the 42nd ANZMapS Conference and the 3rd ICA Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania. The keynote speakers were particularly entertaining – Will van den Hoonaard (Professor Emeritus, University of New Brunswick), Georg Gartner (Vienna University of Technology and […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

2014 Nielsen NZ Booksellers Choice Award goes to “Molesworth”

Molesworth – Stories from New Zealand’s Largest High-country Station won the 2014 NZ Booksellers Choice Award in Wellington last night. Congratulations to all those who worked on or contributed to this book. Geographx is proud to have supplied the maps.    

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

2014 Graham Stanton Award

The Graham Stanton is the supreme award for best overall map product at the annual IMIA Asia-Pacific Map Awards. I’m just back from Melbourne where the 2014 action took place and, well “in a nutshell we did good”, better than I expected because some of the competing entries I thought were superb. We entered this […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

2014 IMIA Asia-Pacific conference in Melbourne

Just back from the International Map Industry Association (IMIA) annual get-together in Melbourne. I always enjoy this forum. It is small but focused with emphasis on Cartography and Map Publishing, both private sector and Government. This year the quality of the presentations was particularly high. The Asia-Pacific region includes the Indian sub-continent and we had […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

British Cartographic Society – 2014 Stanfords Award for Print Mapping

We entered a map into the BCS 2014 Stanfords Award for Print Mapping competition. (we sent one over in 2013 also but it got lost in the post) The Stanfords Award competition is a great benchmark because the standard of work there is always high. It also provides an opportunity to garner some expert and […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

NACIS Atlas of Design Vol 2

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) will publish a new volume of the Atlas of Design in October this year. From the website “The Atlas of Design is dedicated to showing off some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing cartographic design. Every two years, we publish a new volume of full-color maps, selected […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →