GeoRabble #2 – Perth

Following hot on the heels of the successful inaugural Perth GeoRabble, we’re getting ourselves geared up for the second evening to share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches.

What is GeoRabble?

GeoRabble is about celebrating the everyday challenges and triumphs of working with location. Everything from the mundane to the glamorous, unfiltered by professional bodies, government and private company agendas and industry politics.

Who is GeoRabble for?

Anyone who has anything to do with GeoTech, GeoDev, GeoBusiness, GeoTrends, GeoFutures, GeoPasts – you name it, as long as you’re passionate and want to share your challenges, triumphs, frustrations and pride in the work that you do.

Date: 21 February, 2012
Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
Location:
The Oxford Hotel
368 Oxford Street
Leederville, 6007

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Map-making with a balloon

Here is a very cool project which combines high-tech (digital cameras and online georeferencing software) with low-tech (a helium balloon) to create grass-roots maps.

Balloon mapping is sending a camera up on a balloon, snapping photos, and stitching them into a map. Over the past 18 months, we’ve build a global community of mappers who use balloons and kites to take aerial photos, and our browser application MapKnitter to stitch them together.