‘Mapping in Action’

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society event Mapping in Action will be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, on Tues 24 & Wed 25 September. 

Registration is now open.

Mapping in Action brings together spatial science students, historians and map lovers for this unique ANZMapS event. K

eynote Dr Martin Woods, Senior Curator of Maps and Research at the National Library of Australia –

“Mapping in Action will showcase the latest in spatial information, data visualisation and historical mapping, with prizes awarded the best presentations, and open the doors to Australia’s greatest map collection. It’s my pleasure to introduce such a diverse group of speakers and subjects.”

Over two days, Mapping in Action will reveal - how the linguistic properties of Indigenous placenames can be mapped; how maps are used to understand Marine Protected Areas; the ecosystem of Port Phillip Bay; the British Music Trade; cultural practices in Papua New Guinea; and more. There are new tools, including Geoscience Australia’s Aerial Photography Through Time, and the National Library’s Mapwarper. Day 2 will include a behind the scenes tour of the Library’s vast map collection.

For further details contact the conference organiser at maps@nla.gov.au

(02) 6262 1469


Conference sessions will be held at the National Library Conference room, 4th Floor.

Talks will be held on Tuesday September 24, and the morning of Wednesday September 25. After lunch Wednesday, specialist staff at the Library will provide a tour of the Library’s map collection, the largest in Australia.

Full program to follow


Mapping in Action is held close at hand to Floriade, Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring. With over one million blooms on display Floriade is the perfect place to experience the beauty of spring. This year’s theme is the World in Bloom. https://floriadeaustralia.com/


The Dorothy Prescott Prize of $500 is awarded annually for the best speaker presentation, to be published in The Globe.
This year there is also a special $1000 prize for the best student presentation.

Registration is now open.
Full registration: $100 per day ($200 for 2 days).
Student registration: $60 per day ($120 for 2 days)
Registration includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch.
All presenters receive free day-registration for the day of the presentation