GeoRabble Auckland: Final Speakers Announced!

Registrations are now open for the inaugural Auckland GeoRabble, Thursday 25 September! Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register. Register here.

The presenters are:

  • Geoff Leyland, Incremental, Route Planning on Open Data. Alex will be talking about custom solutions for better decision making using tools like mathematical and economic modeling, optimization and simulation and open data.
  • Alex Raichev, Affordability in New Zealand – making the website. Visit the website at http://affordability.org.nz/
  • Linda Bulk, Aeronavics – Advanced Aerial Solutions, Multirotor airframes & Ready to Fly – Industrial platforms – Tools not toys. Linda will be talking about how they Aeronavics Ltd is a manufacturer of advanced multi-rotor airframes, RTF craft and related accessoriesthe expanding market in aerial robotic systems for aerial photography, filmmaking, professional cinematography and the service sector.
  • Hamish Campbell, Koordinates, Licensing, Geodata and You – a brief look at the the open geodata licensing landscape. Hamish will be taking about licensing and legal issues with open data and releasing data into the wild.
  • Malcolm Archbold, Beca, Creating 3D models using your camera. With the advances in digital imagery pixel correlation anyone can now create high resolution 3D digital models using a hand held camera.

 

There is all the usual stuff, free food (courtesy of Glenn Stone Insurance), beer and other drinks, not so free. Join us for great conversions, networking and learn about interesting stuff. See you there!

Date: Thursday 25th September, 2014

Location: Horse and Trap Pub, 3 Enfield St, Mt Eden.

Time: Staring at 5:30pm, Presentations from 6 pm, finished around 7:30 pm

Format: A handful speakers, 10 mins each plus questions

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/inaugural-georabble-auckland-tickets-13016754463

Many thanks to Glenn Stone Insurance for sponsoring

Any questions or queries to auckland@georabble.org


GeoRabble Auckland – Save the Date (25th September) & First Speakers Announced

GeoRabble is finally crossing The Ditch, and is coming to Auckland Thursday 25th September at the Horse & Trap, Mt Eden.

Networking drinks 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.

Come along for an evening of Geo talks, networking, (free) food and drinks. Food courtesy of Glenn Stone Insurance (NZIS Diamond Partner)

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Geoff Leyland, Incremental, Route Planning on Open Data
  • Alex Raichev, Affordability in New Zealand – making the website
  • Linda Bulk, Aeronavics, Multirotor airframes & Ready to Fly – Industrial platforms – Tools not toys

More speakers will be announced soon, and we’re always looking for exciting, engaging or just plain interesting talks on anything geo-related.

Food courtesy of Glenn Stone insurance

Do you have an interesting start-up, idea, experience or ‘war story’ you’d like to share in 5-10 minutes? Then send us an email (Auckland@georabble.org), with a title, a short description, and why you think we should pick your talk!

Register for this event here.  

See you there!


GeoRabble Tas #3 Announcement

GeoRabble Tas #3 is on!

We’re doing a point cloud special and have some great speakers from across Tasmania talking about what they’re doing with big masses of data.

Presenters include:

  • Adrian Fairfield, from Cohen and Associates, talking about UAV results – rubbish in rubbish out! but what’s possible if you don’t start with rubbish? a look at some interesting agricultural, environmental and construction examples.
  • James Head-Mears, from Lester Franks, talking about recent work in laser scanning and structure from motion
  • Arko Lucieer, from UTAS, talking about the TerraLuma research project at the University of Tasmania. Arko will give an update on the most recent developments in hyperspectral scanning, LiDAR, and 3D point cloud generating with UAS.
  • Rob Musk, from Forestry Tasmania, talking about some tales from Forestry Tasmania’s foray into estate surveying using small footprint airborne laser scanning

There is all the usual stuff, free food (courtesy of Lester Franks), craft beer (or regular beer), not so free. Good folks, conversation, inspiration and all that, so see you there!

Date: 25th September, 2014

Time: Doors open 5 pm, Presentations from 5:40 pm, finished around 7 pm

Location: Republic Bar, North Hobart

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

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

Thanks heaps to Lester Franks for sponsoring.

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GeoRabble Sydney Wrap-Up

Last Thursday July 17th, a large crowd of Geo-enthusiasts gathered at the Occidental Hotel in Sydney for a long overdue evening of GeoRabble, Beer & Pizza (thanks to Hexagon Geospatial).

We had a great, eclectic and diverse line-up of speakers, under the capable and entertaining management of MC for the night Francisco Urbina.

GeoRabble Sydney crowd (photo: Maurits van der Vlugt)

GeoRabble Sydney crowd (photo: Maurits van der Vlugt)

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GeoRabble Perth #10 Wrap

GeoRabble #10 – It’s a wrap!

Happy 10th Birthday to GeoRabble Perth!

The evening kicked off with mirth to the sounds of a downpour or two as wet GeoRabblers braved the weather and trundled into the warmth and a welcome drink to celebrate all that is geo goodness.

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Captivated ‘rabblers at GeoRabble #10 in Perth

MC Nic Flett for GeoRabble #10 Perth

MC Nic Flett for GeoRabble #10 Perth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GeoRabble Sydney- July 17 – Additional Speakers announced!

GeoRabble is coming back to Sydney: Thursday 17 July at the Occidental Hotel in Wynyard.

Get ready for an evening of Geo talks, networking, (free) pizza and drinks.

Pizza courtesy of   Hexagon Geospatial Hexagon Geospatial

We are proud to announce additional speakers:

1. Charles Connell / Colin Goudie (Social Pinpoint):  Twitter  LinkedIn

Combining GIS and online mapping for effective community engagement tools

 

2. Andrew Goodwin  (Umwelt):     LinkedIn

Processing and Managing LiDAR:  LiDAR data can be utilized in environmental in the environmental consulting work, as well as wider applications.  This has included developing finite element meshes and building outlines from LiDAR for flood and noise modelling and numerous ecological applications such as detecting malleefowl mounds across expansive remote areas.    We have developed our own automated swathe alignment system and LiDAR classification system that form part of the Anditi processing suite.  We have also developed techniques to delineate infrastructure (powerlines, roads, bridges etc) using LiDAR.   We have designed using a plug in architecture and  a graphical interface that allows us to check data and outputs from analysis.  This enables us to develop and implement new solutions to spatial data challenges rapidly.

 

3. Andrew Harvey   websiteavatar250

Landsat 8:    Using Landsat 8 data to extract information, and to extend this further, for example what Mapbox did for their Cloudless Atlas.

 

 

 

 

4. David Whitfield (Geepers):   LinkedIn

The evolution of in-building mapping and navigation

  • “Can the Internet of Everything really happen without a central GNS (Geo-physical Naming System), and
  • “Seamless navigation from the external world to the built environment – the evolution of in-building mapping and navigation”

 

5. Amelia Loye (Engage2)     Twitter  Linked In    amelia

EngageTech and GIS data: engagement and interoperability:   Amelia will speak to the technologies being used for engagement and how and why     interoperability with    GIS software is increasingly being required. She’ll speak to both map-based engagement methods and the use of geolocation data to engage, identify and manage relationships and information collected from citizens and stakeholders.

 

 

6. Maurits van der Vlugt (Mercury Project Solutions):   Twitter  LinkedIn   download

Gerrymandering and the US government Shutdown:  Some analysts blame last year’s US political stalemate and subsequent government shutdown on the practice of ‘gerrymandering': redrawing voting districts to manipulate election results. This talk will explain the history and concepts of the practice of gerrymandering, how it leads to polarisation and subsequent political stalemate.

Do you have an interesting start-up, idea, experience or ‘war story’ you’d like to share in 5-10 minutes? Then send us an email (Sydney@georabble.org), with a title, a short description, and why you think we should pick your talk!

Register for this  here, or join the Meetup group.

See you there!!!


GeoRabble Sydney – Save The Date (17 July) & First Speakers Announced

GeoRabble is coming back to Sydney: Thursday 17 July at the Occidental Hotel in Wynyard.

Get ready for an evening of Geo talks, networking, (free) pizza and drinks. Pizza courtesy of Hexagon Geospatial

We are proud to announce our first lot of speakers:

  • Peter Jamieson (Umwelt):  Processing and Managing LiDAR
  • Andrew Harvey (Tianjara):  Landsat 8
  • David Whitfield (Geepers):  The evolution of in-building mapping and navigation

More speakers will be announced soon, and we’re always looking for exciting, engaging or just plain interesting talks on anything geo-related.

Do you have an interesting start-up, idea, experience or ‘war story’ you’d like to share in 5-10 minutes? Then send us an email (Sydney@georabble.org), with a title, a short description, and why you think we should pick your talk!

Register for this event here, or join the Meetup group.

 

 


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