Telling Tales Map Exhibition

Telling Tales map exhibition celebrates the generous maps bequest by Dr Clive Kessler and showcases a selection of maps and their stories from our Asia-Pacific Map Collection. Register for the official opening and talk by Prof. Nick Evans at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 14 February.

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VC’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Service

A spatial representation of Elizabeth Durack's works, produced during her 1968 travels in Papua New Guinea, was created by CartoGIS Services with Scholarly Information Services.

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Our latest intern

Ben Houghton has recently joined CartoGIS Services as our latest intern. 

Ben is undertaking a Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (CASS) and has assisted us in curating our current Map Exhibition in The Gallery, China in the World Building (188).


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Promotional video

Find out more about CartoGIS and our services: watch our promotional video.

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ANU Collections Pilot Program

The Asia Pacific Map Collection is one of five unique collections chosen to take part in an ANU Pilot Program. Projects and initiatives that highlight the research value of collections will be identified.

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CartoGIS Services

Products. We create high quality maps, diagrams and interactive products; we undertake data analysis in geographic information systems (GIS); and we provide advice and training to staff and students in the College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP).

Resources. We maintain valuable resources: GIS data for use in mapping and analysis, a hardcopy and digital map collection focusing on Asia and the Pacific, and a collection of world and country-specific atlases.

Services. Our cartographic services are available for a fee to academic and professional staff at the ANU, HDR students, and people in the wider community as resources allow. HDR students in CAP currently have a quota of four free maps per year. Enquiries: please email


Tailored maps and diagrams to enhance your research and teaching.

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GIS data and analysis

We use Geographic Information System (GIS) software to accurately locate data and perform analysis.

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Maps Online website

Search and download base maps produced by CartoGIS from the Maps Online website.

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Map collection

Search our physical and digital map resources of over 40,000 published maps, focusing on Asia and the Pacific.

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Online request form

ANU staff and HDR students may request work via our online request form.

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Useful tools and websites to help you make maps, and a spreadsheet to convert coordinates.

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Updated:  31 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  CartoGIS Coordinator/Page Contact:  CartoGIS Coordinator