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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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Our new site is up and running

Its been a long time coming but Geographx finally has an all-new website. In fact if you got this far you have probably already noticed. The new site has been designed as a cartography site should, with an emphasis on the visual – plenty to look at for those of us that don’t like to […]

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Mountain Cartography Workshop

The 8th Mountain Cartography workshop is being held in New Zealand later this year, immediately following the Geocart12 conference in Auckland. The theme of the 2012 workshop is Mapping Mountain Dynamics — from glaciers to volcanoes. The venue is The Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuit Centre  near Taurewa next to Tongariro National Park, and the […]

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Geocart 2012

The 6th National Cartographic Conference GeoCart 2012 and the 2nd ICA Regional Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania will convene in Auckland, 29-31 August 2012. The Conference is endorsed by the International Cartographic Association (ICA). Keynote Speakers include: Aileen Buckley, ESRI, USA David Fairbairn, Newcastle University, United Kingdom Tom Patterson, US National Park Service, […]

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You Are Here: Mapping Auckland

The Auckland War Memorial Museum currently has an exhibition on the development of the city as seen through maps. It is called You Are Here: Mapping Auckland – great for those of us with an interest in historical maps. Check out the video..

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NZ 8m DEM

Geographx is pleased to announce the release of our new 8 metre terrain model. This is a nation-wide dataset, derived mainly (but not wholly) from LINZ Topo50 contour and height point data.  It is designed primarily for cartographic use and supports mapping to larger map scales than our earlier 20m terrain. If anyone is aware […]

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