Interactive maps

Interactive maps add colour and interest to websites, wattle sites, lectures or presentations, and make it possible to show more than one layer of information.

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Many types of maps

CartoGIS produces maps highlighting a range of themes such as historical empires, ethnicity, election results, transport systems, military placements, historic battles, disputed borders and archaeological sites.

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Black and white or colour

CartoGIS produces custom maps and diagrams for College staff and research students to meet your specific publication, research or education needs (in colour or black and white).

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Military mapping

CartoGIS has produced a number of maps about military campaigns and Australia's peacekeeping operations overseas.

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3D maps and small movies

CartoGIS can manipulate 3D geographical data and create small movies similar to this one of Bali.

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CartoGIS source, create, store, and disseminate high quality digital material including maps and diagrams, innovative interactive products and animations to support education, research and outreach activities at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Our services are available to all ANU academic and professional staff and students. As resources allow we are also available for non-ANU commissions.

Service delivery changes from 1 September 2014

CartoGIS's free data visualisation service will move to a trial fee-for-service model from 1 September 2014 for all professional and academic staff at an hourly rate of $85. PhD students will continue to have access to the non-fee service, with review in January 2015.

The current quota system will continue as:

  • Journal article – 4 visualisations
  • Monograph – 10 visualisations
  • Educational resource – 15 visualisations
  • Thesis - 4 visualisations per year

All work requests are to be made using the online request form.

For a detailed description of the request, approval and work process please view slides. All works requested before 1 September 2014 will be completed on a non-fee basis.

Maps and diagrams

Custom produced maps to enhance your research and teaching.

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Animated or interactive

Animated or interactive maps and diagrams for your website, wattle site, classroom or presentations.

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GIS analysis

We use Geographic Information System software to accurately locate data and assist in finding patterns and relationships.

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Maps Online

Search and download base maps produced by CartoGIS (as raster or vector files).

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Map collection index

Search our physical and digital map resources of over 25,000 published maps, focusing on Asia and the Pacific.

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Tools and links

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

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Our additional resources page features useful tools and other resources to help you create content you can use in teaching and presentations, such as


Digital Learning Project

The Digital Learning Project (DLP) promotes innovative use of online and multi-media resources to enhance the learning experience of our students on campus and across the global digital landscape.

CartoGIS works with the DLP team to provide engaging visualisation resources (maps, diagrams, interactive material) for use in education (course websites and Wattle sites, MOOCs, smartboard resources, etc).


Updated:  11 December 2013/Responsible Officer:  CartoGIS Coordinator/Page Contact:  CartoGIS Coordinator