Third GeoRabble coming to Sydney, 22 September 2011

After a very successful GeoRabble #1 & #2, we are hosting another evening to share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches.

Date: Thursday 22 September, 2011
Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
Location: Upstairs at the The Shelbourne Hotel, 200 Sussex Street, Sydney
Format:  A series of short (10 minute) talks, followed by discussion/networking
Registration: Attendance is free, but we need you to register here.


The final speaker line-up is now confirmed:

Angela Clark (EveryMap): “Putting Sydney on the Wiki Map” 

  • Mapping is at the heart of the Sydney wiki and the map is the place way for people to explore the City.

Keith Austin (Freelance Journalist): “Looking Back, Going Forward”

  • In a landscape dominated by high-tech GPS, Keith Austin champions the utility and beauty of an old-fashioned map

Geoff Thompson (NSW Planning): “Urban Feasibility Model” 

  • The Urban Feasibility Model is a crucial tool in delivering the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036.  

Stephen Lead (Ajilon): “how to make a map which doesn’t suck” 

    • Examples of great (and not-so-great) online maps to determine whether it’s possible to build user-friendly maps without sacrificing functionality or performance.

Elise McKenna (Hyder Consulting): “Geo-Whaaaat?”

  • How to better convey GIS to your non spatial colleagues and friends. Removing the “Geo-what??” from society!

Shane Conserdyne (EICU): “Getting GIS out to the masses”

  • Getting GIS out the masses: Approaches used by the Spatial Information Management System (SIMS)

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