Shaun Barnett has enjoyed tramping since discovering the Kaweka Ranges as a teenager in Hawkes Bay. He has tramped extensively throughout New Zealand as well as in Tasmania, Alaska, Canada and South America. After turning to full-time writing and photography in 1996 he has co-authored the Montana New Zealand Book Award-winning Classic Tramping in New Zealand, as well as recent best-sellers North Island Weekend Tramps and the highly successful Bird's Eye Guide Tramping in New Zealand. Shaun also contributes to the New Zealand Wilderness Magazine GeographX is a Wellington-based digital mapping company. Set up in 1998 by Roger Smith, this innovative company provides mapping and 3D terrain models for clients from a range of industries including aviation, tourism, defence and emergency services, conservation, recreation and sport, to name a few. Roger is fascinated by New Zealand landforms and has spent a lifetime enjoying them in careers as varied as geologist, pilot, farmer, rural banker, and amateur botanist. Other books GeographX have contributed maps to include The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand, Landforms: the shaping of New Zealand and the best-selling Tramping in New Zealand by Shaun Barnett.