Join us in Melbourne for an evening to share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches.
Date: Thursday 9 November, 2011
Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
Location: Upstairs at the Lanai Bar, CQMelbourne, 113 Queen St, Melbourne.
Format: A series of short (10 minute) talks, followed by discussion/networking
Welcome by Francisco Urbina, of GeoRabble Sydney and handover to our Melbourne RabbleMaster, Sally Waller
Presenters (order may change):
Stewart Hay: “Losing My Religion”
- Them’s fightin’ words….a look at where GIS fits as an “industry’.
Claudia Aberl : “To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question – what is all the 3D craze about?”
- 3D modelling – Review of the 3D Models available – what’s good, what’s bad and what’s reality! The presentation will explore some examples of 3D models (Geelong, Melbourne, Frankston, Ballarat) created using different GIS 3D packages Where is the line between GIS reality (accuracy and reliability) and model (facades and texture) become blurred – what’s all the craze about?
Rohan Fernando (Google). Google Earth Builder: Under the Hood
- Bring your spanners, grease-monkeys, we’re going in. So what’s really under there, Vern?
Milos Pelikan:. “A journey in perception and representation”
- A cooks tour at how representation influences what we think is possible.
Andrew Wise: “Uh oh. Where did the rest of my road go?”
- Valuable time is lost when an emergency vehicles enter from the wrong end of a discontinous road and have to double back. Andrew does some clever tecky network analysis on Vicmap Transport in SQL and finds incredible numbers of blocked-roads across Victori
Martin von Wyss, GISP: “Melbourne Meetup Map Feelup”
We all have an uncle in the emergency services who has claimed that “a printed map with a bullet through it will serve a soldier better than an electronic device with a bullet through it.” And we have probably all insisted at one time that interactive web mapping applications are great because they let the user choose the colours that are prettiest. Let’s put tired clichés and absurd arguments aside and begin the healing by conceding that the digital and analogue worlds can work together nicely. And since we’re all in the same room, let’s look at some cool examples!