Cartographic and Spatial Services

The Faculty has a full-time cartographer, who has extensive experience in all aspects of cartographic work. She is a member of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia and a cartography editor of the Journal of Maps.

Cartography and Visualisation

The cartographer provides academic staff and research higher degree (RHD) students with cartographic services to produce high-quality maps, figures and illustrations (including technical drawings). They can be customised to suit specific requirements for all types of publications including academic books, journals and research reports.

The cartographer can assist with preparation of maps and graphics for conference presentations, talks or lectures, posters, flyers etc.  Also provide technical support to academic staff involved in teaching courses with some cartographic content.

Some GIS support is also available to illustrate and visualised your research results. And the cartographer can advise on GIS work, assist in locating, accessing and using data sources.

Student Assistance

RHD and Honours students can seek advice on all cartographic matters. RHD students can also get assistance with preparation of maps and figures for their theses.


The cartographer maintains a map collection, mainly focused on Australia, for teaching and research. This includes topographic maps of Australia 1:50 000, 1:100 000, 1:250 000, 1:1,000,000 and Victoria 1:25 000 and geological maps of Melbourne and Victoria. In addition we have some aeronautical charts (scale 1:1,000,000) and some aerial photographs. Staff and students can borrow these for a limited time.


Researchers conducting fieldwork to capture data in the field for subsequent processing can borrow a variety of equipment, such as GPS devices, stereoscopes, transcribing machines, tape recorders and opisometers.

Maps and Figures in publications

Further information

Chandra Jayasuriya, Cartographer
221 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Telephone: +61 3 8344 9167