The Return of Georabble Brisbane!

The rumours were true, after a long absence, finally the fun filled evening that is GeoRabble Brisbane returns.

A special event to coincide with Locate 15 and to welcome visitors to our fair city and to provide a well needed evening of entertainment following the conference welcome reception and open day.

Please join us to show all our visitors from all over Australia and from all over the world how we have fun in Brisbane.

We will return to our spiritual home at the Pig and Whistle for another evening of spatial fun.

We are delighted to once again have sponsorship from our good friends at Mipela GeoSolutions. Mipela have been amazing supporters of Georabble from the beginning, so we are very grateful that they have helped us out at short notice to sponsor this evening of spatial goodness

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The mix bag that is Perth’s 12th Georabble

Calling all “sandgropers”, Georabble returns to Perth in 2015 starting with a mix bag of the interesting, the fascinating and the informative. Come join us on the 4th of March 2015 at Universal Bar (221 William Street) in Northbridge, kicking off at 5:30pm with networking. Talks start at 6pm. Register and grab yourself a free ticket while mixing with friends and geospatial peers, sharing stories and laughs free from the vendor rhetoric. Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10 minutes long. More speakers to be announced soon although already on the line up are:

  • Dr Ori Gudes: I tell health stories with maps
  • Lainey Weiser: Taking technology and entrepreneurship into high schools
  • Erik Champion: 3D platforms can help preserve our Australian heritage

Registrations now open go to Eventbrite to grab your ticket! We are calling for more guest speakers – if you have a spatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like minded people, we want you! Contact the GeoRabble committee asap to express your interesting topic in 20words or less, or email your idea to A very special thanks to our local GIS experts NGIS who is sponsoring this event which we couldn’t run nor provide food to everyone without.  NGIS

GeoRabble Melbourne # 6 has been announced!

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at a new Venue (Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne). Networking drinks 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.

Grab yourself a free ticket and enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas!  Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10minutes long.

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Mark Garvey:  Crisis leadership and mapping teams – A top 10 list of coping strategies
  • Anthony Burgon: Mapping and bushfire management in Victoria
  • Carlos Zelada: Discussion of UAV
  • Steve Bennett from the Open Knowledge Foundation – Open Spatial Data @stevage1

Registrations now open go to Eventbrite to grab your ticket!

We are calling for more guest speakers – if you have a spatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like minded people, we want you! Contact the GeoRabble committee asap to express your interesting topic in 20words or less, or email your idea to

A very special thanks to our GeoAwesome DMS sponsor without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone.


GeoRabble Sydney, 10 December: Talks, Pizza, Jobseeker Pitchfest

GeoRabble Sydney is back, and we are happy to announce our first set of speakers!Hexagon Geospatial

Join us Wednesday 10 December at the Paragon Hotel (Velvet Lounge) in Sydney’s CBD from 5:30 PM for Classic GeoRabble talks, a Jobseeker Pitchfest (more about that below), and of course our famous free Pizza (courtesy of Hexagon Geospatial)! GeoRabble is free, to be there, join our Meetup group, or register here.

The final Speaker Line-up is:

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  • Daniel Kruimel –  “Every Cloud has a Spatial Lining”
  • Jayson Ward  – “Oz Spotting: Media Arts and Mobile”
  • Alex Cowdery – “Spatial marketing, which company am I”, an interactive Game for all.
  • James Shepherd – “Needle in a Hakea stack: locating Aboriginal rock shelter sites in dense vegetation”
  • Rebecca Paget & David James – “Reinventing Neighbourhoods through Hyperlocal Technology & Babysitting”
  • Maria Xygkaki – “Santa uses GIS: Spatial Analysis for the gift distribution”

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New to this event is our Jobseeker Pitchfest: where people looking for (new) opportunities have 3 minutes to get on stage and tell the Rabble why they’d be foolish to hire anyone else!

As always: GeoRabble is a free event, for GeoGeeks to celebrate, share and network. However, for catering purposes, we do need you to Register. You can join our Meetup group, or register here.

Hope to see you all on the 10th!

Heads-up for GeoRabble Sydney’s Xmas party!

To all you Sydney Rabblers: we are coming back with an awesome Christmas party event in early December.

Stay tuned for the exact date & location, to be announced shortly. In the meantime: if you have any 2014 (success) stories to share, or have a great idea for 2015 or beyond, drop us a line now on

More news to follow: watch this space!

GeoRabble Auckland Post Event Notes

Auckland GeorabbleThe inaugural New Zealand GeoRabble was held in Auckland on Thursday 25th September with 45 people attending from the Survey and GIS communities. The event food was sponsored by Glenn Stone Insurance, thanks Glenn.

The four presenters gave excellent presentations on a variety of topics:

  • Linda Bulk, Director at Aeronavics Ltd, Advance Aerial Solutions gave a fascinating talk on the history of developing her UAS company in New Zealand including the challenges of building UAS vehicles to meet the demand for increasing payloads and very diverse applications.
  • Geoff Leyland, Director of Incremental Ltd, spoke about his development of routing solutions for Auckland businesses using a variety of open source databases including OpenStreetMap and how these solutions had delivered significant cost savings to his clients.
  • Alex Raichev, talked about how he had seen a number of overseas web sites that involved mapping the location of regional data and personal variables and how he was involved in the development of the Affordability In New Zealand site. Alex did a live demonstration of the site which provides colour coding of the Auckland’s area units by their affordability based on an individual or couple’s cost to rent, commute, park and car ownership.
  • Malcolm Archbold, Beca Ltd, delivered a presentation on the creation of 3D models using digital photos taken with a handheld camera. By taking digital photos of an object and using cloud computing software it is possible to develop a 3D model which can be geo-referenced and used in many geospatial applications.

Many thanks to the presenters and attendees who made this first Auckland GeoRabble a very successful event. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favour of doing more of these in the future.

Geo”Retro” Rabble – Perth 11

Taking a look at the past for this rabble! 

  • Lise Summers
  • Val McDuff
  • Nicholas Flett
  • plus more to be announced soon!

Date: 15th October, 2014
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Location: Universal Bar, William St, Northbridge

Format: A handful speakers, 10 mins each, usual rules.

Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!


Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity!

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored by Hexagon Geospatial

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