August 2015 This month in Rio de Janerio Australia’s own, Dr David Fraser was recognised on the international stage with the ICA awarding him the Diploma for Outstanding Services to the ICA. David has served for many years with the Commission on Education and Training, including time as Chair from 2007 to 2012. He is also…Read more
President’s Report – July
This month has seen the launch of the Australian National Map Competition, part of the Australian activities for the International Map Year. MSIA has joined with SSSI to invite cartographers and map makers to present their work in a forum that will celebrate the maps, for both their beauty and intrinsic value as a powerful…Read more
President’s Report – June
The recent Power of Maps Conference, held at the National Gallery of Australia (NLA), Canberra was a great success, it’s the first of many events that MSIA will be running to promote and celebrate the International Year of the Map. Twenty six papers were present on topics ranging from military mapping, map curatorship and mapping…Read more
ANZMapS has announced the winner of this year’s Dorothy Prescott Prize for the best paper presented at the "Power of Maps" conference, jointly held by the MSIA and ANZMapS as Dr Stuart Braga for his presentation “‘Anzac Panorama’ – a survivor’s tribute to the Anzacs, August 1915”, about the Hore panorama.
The panorama itself is viewable here: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6610181
One of the conditions of the prize (which consists of a cheque and a certificate) is that a written paper based on the presentation be published in the ANZMapS journal “The Globe”.