GeoRabble Perth #13 – Perth doesn’t have a winter.

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  • Helen Ensikat
  • Grace Yun
  • Cecilia Xia
  • Eun-Jung Holden
  • EK Gulland
  • Andrew Hutchison

Date: 3rd June, 2015
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Location: Universal Bar, William St, Northbridge

Format: Standard Rabble- 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 Your Company Here.

GeoRabble Perth 12 – The Mix Bag Wrap

GeoRabble 12 was an eye-opening extravaganza of topics we’d all love to get involved in and many being accessible and happening right here in Perth.

Volunteering a weekend to join a similarly willing and dedicated team in problem solving and programming was a timely showcase from Zane Prickett and an invitation to join Unearthed. Now in its second year, Unearthed was held in Perth in late March and is being expanded to 4 events across Australia in 2015. The Unearthed hackathon was set up to promote start-up companies and entrepreneurial ideas in the mining sector solving technical problems with innovative new ideas.

Dr Ori Gudes showed some incredible (sometimes frightening) tales of health stories told through maps. His journey in mapping diseases, nutrition, health tracking and getting all the health facts onto maps to help inform patients, planners and health professionals alike.

Erik Champion talked about the incredible 3D theatre HIVE at Curtin University and the work he and his students are doing by creating fully-immersive digital version of places around the world from long-ago. Virtual reality, open source tools and data including LIDAR, 360° photography and a little archaeological knowledge are used to share history as it’s never been taught before.

This type of interactive game play and learning is now allowing us to take part and interact with historical ritual in original settings and gain a better understanding of our heritage.

Mathieu Savard, all the way from Canada, demonstrated the wonderful world of motion capture for gaming with a live demo with a motion sensor input device  hooked up to a PC! His presentation showed us what can be done with a 3D model created in freely available software; and just what an engrossing and new experience we can create.

In the final presentation Steve Weiser showed us some of the drivers behind the Just Start IT program and how their 18 week high school program across some 30 schools in Perth is helping to instil business, life and technology skills in high school students. Steve demonstrated why it is so vitally important that we help to make this a generation of kids the new job creators in markets we haven’t seen or realised yet.

Big thanks to our Sponsors NGIS and all the speakers for the work they put in. Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

Georabble 13 promises even more for hungry Perth audiences with tickets for the June event becoming available soon.

Program for GeoRabble Sydney & Prizes to be won – Don’t forget to register!

We are proud to announce a great line-up of speakers for GeoRabble Sydney, Thursday 30 April, from 6PM at the Occidental Hotel:
  • Krissie Auld (Office of the Environment and Heritage) – “Open OEH”
  • Maurits van der Vlugt (Mercury Project Solutions)- “Mythbusters: what makes data Authoritative?”
  • Warren Gardiner (Council of Social Services of NSW) – “An Open Data Journey from PDF to web maps”
  • Francisco Urbina (Esri Australia) – “Location Intelligence in NSW”
  • Paul Farrell (NGIS Australia)
  • Damian Carroll (Airbus) – “An Open Access Imagery Licence – the NZ Experience”


Also, there will be a ‘StreetView guessing game’, with great prizes!

Remember: GeoRabble is free to attend, as is the Pizza, courtesy of Pitney Bowes, who are sponsoring this event!pb-logo-TM-web

Don’t forget to register here, or join our Meetup group.

First Speaker confirmed for GeoRabble Sydney and Invitation to Rabblers for your stories

Our first GeoRabble Sydney for 2015 is all systems go with registration coming in fast.

It is a great sign that the topic of Open GeoSpatial Data is something that resonates with many of us and impacts the work that we do.

Which why it is great that we have Krissie Auld from the Office of Environment and Heritage talking about ‘Open OEH’ and with OEH being such a huge generator and custodian of spatial data it will be great to hear about their efforts.

We are confirming more speakers but still have room for a few more, so if you have a story on the success, uses, failure, frustrations or just want to highlight your dramas with trying to get access to open geospatial data, this is the forum for you.

Submit your short description to and remember that your presentation is  limited to 10 minutes to make sure the heart of your message is delivered

Don’t forget to register here, or join our Meetup group!

If you just want to share your story on the use of geo in your day to day experience feel free to submit as well as we are always looking for fun, interesting and surprising geo related presentations

Looking forward to sharing a great night with you all.

Here comes the 1st GeoRabble Sydney of 2015!! Call for speakers!

Thursday 30th of April – Save the date!!

We are happy to announce that our 1st GeoRabble Sydney event for the year 2015, will be held at the Occidental Hotel, on the 30th of April, at 6:00pm! We are very excited to see you again, to hear your new stories and new experiences and share the knowledge in a relaxed and pleasant environment, full of Geo-enthusiasts!

There is always a call for speakers and for this event we would like to explore: “Uses and Users of Open Geo-Spatial Data”.

So, do you use open geo-spatial data? What are you using it for? Where can you find it? Do you have any tricks or tips?

Submit your short description to Talks are limited to 10 minutes.

Registrations are now open: register here, or join our Meetup group!

Presenters @ Georabble Brisbane #6

We are excited to announce our confirmed speakers for Georabble Brisbane #6 :

  • Rob Clout – Its a surprise!
  • Chris McAlister – Hooray for Geodesy aka GeoBabble
  • Peter Todd – Hooray for Geodesy aka GeoBabble
  • David Sapparth – Enterprise GIS Nirvana
  • Helen Moon – Queensland Valuation Globe – A sneak preview

Our host for the evening and sure to be a very charismatic master of ceremonies will be the well loved and hugely respected Mr Michael Krome.

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 10 minutes long.

We would like to thank 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 yet again!

We look forward to seeing you all at the Pig and Whistle on Tuesday 10th of March for another evening of spatial fun!

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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