Kia ora, all.

With less than a month to go, we'd like to remind everyone about the Map Design Workshop (MDW'2018): Discovering ArcGIS.  This is a two-day workshop preceding GeoCart'2018.  Taught by Dr. Aileen Buckley from ESRI, the workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to mapping with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.  Both Full and discounted Student packages are still available.  Attendees of GeoCart'2018 on a Full 3-Day ticket qualify for a $50 workshop discount (coupon will be in your GeoCart'2018 receipt).  Please share the attached flyer through your organisations and networks and to anyone you believe may be interested in attending.

The deadline for MDW'2018 registration is 24 August.

Calling all cartographers and designers!  The New Zealand Cartographic Society invites you to enter the National Map Exhibition 2018.  Entries in this competition will be displayed at Geocart'2018 where a panel of judges will decide on how successfully a map delivers on its stated purpose, taking into account its design, execution, and presentation.  Subject to the number and quality of entries received, a winner will be announced for each of two categories: Printed Map Product and Digital Map Product. Additional prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.  All entries will be eligible for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2019 ICA International Cartographic Exhibition in Tokyo.  Entries may be submitted by any individual or organisation and there is no limit on the number of submissions.  Entries must be original products, in their finished state, and first produced/published after 30 June 2016.

The deadline for entry into the National Map Exhibition is 31 August.

Although the Historical Maps Online workshop is now full, the ANZMapS Map Conservation Workshop still has limited space.  Book today to not miss out!

With more than 100 attendees already registered for GeoCart'2018 we are shaping up to have a fantastic week in September.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Wellington in just a few weeks.

Kind regards,
Michelle Knight, Shannon L. McColley, Mark Bagnall, and Geoff O'Malley
GeoCart'2018 Organising Committee