Free Pizza & Speakers Confirmed for GeoRabble Sydney #5

We have a great line up for our next Sydney GeoRabble, on Thursday 23 August, at the Occidental Hotel. Doors open 5:30 -talks start 6PM.

Sponsored by EBR

In a GeoRabble first, Tim Leigh will let the audience choose the topic for his talk. Democracy at its best! Choose anything from Web GIS to Mobile App development or Dog Sledding, and Tim will improvise!

Other talks are no less eclectic:

  • Andrew Harvey – “Open StreetMap, My Story”. Andrew’s short but sweet narrative about his experience with OSM, why he’s contributed, what he’s learnt from it and what he gained from it.
  • Mark Greenway and Kelvin Nicholson – “Happy Mapping”. How their GovHack team created a map of ‘Gross National Happiness’ combining mapping and statistical skills.
  • Stephen Lead – “Mapping the Anzac Diaries”. How the State Library of NSW displays diaries written in the trenches of WW1 in a modern and enticing manner, including placing the diary entries on a map.
  • Jose Diacono  – “CrossCountry: A Sydney GeoApp in the London Olympics”. This app assists competitive horse riders during their preparatory walk round a 2-5 km competition course. It was used at the London Olympics Three Day Event.

  • Andrew Cook – “The Globalisation of Data”. Drawing on the presenter’s experience using data from Socotra, Antarctica, Mongolia, Australia, Wales, PNG and West Africa this presentation illustrates some of the opportunities and issues that have arisen from the globalisation of data.
  • Allison Hornery – “Places in common”. An update on the NSW Location Intelligence Strategy, and how government and industry are starting to collaborate in new ways around place-based data, culture, policy and infrastructure.
Sponsored by Mercury Project Solutions

For this GeoRabble, we are bringing back the free Pizza (thanks to EBR and Mercury Project Solutions), so don’t miss out! Spaces are limited. Join our Meet-up group, or register here!

Launching GeoRabble Canberra!

Sponsored by Geoplex

Come and see what the fuss is all about Canberra!  We have Master of Ceremony (and Govhack organiser) Pia Waugh introduce some excellent and innovative speakers who worked on entries into Govhack 2012 utilising geospatial data in their hacks…  This will be followed by an invigorating discussion when you can have your say on topical issues.  Join in the dialogue, enjoy the tapas, and join the Rabble.

Proudly sponsored by: Geoplex
Where: Digress Restaurant in Akuna Street, Canberra City..
When: 16th August 2012, 6pm
Cost: Free (drinks are available for purchase from the Digress Lounge Bar)
Places are limited so book now!!
AmbleMate is a web-based tool to help pick best walking/cycling paths in Australia but prototyping just on ACT. The tool can include most gentle walk or most challenging ride or pram/wheelchair accessible depending on personal preference. It works like Google Maps; just say where From and where To and it works out the optimum path.
The complete speaker line-up:
  1. Slava Barouline 6:15pm – 6:30pm
  2. Alex Sadlier 6:30pm-6:45pm
  3. James O’Brien: 6:45pm-7:00pm: “Social Landscape – A Case Study in Mobile GIS App Development”
  4. Discussion Forum – MC  (Geoplex)

First Speakers Announced for GeoRabble Sydney #5

We have some great talks lined up for our next Sydney GeoRabble, on Thursday 23 August.

Sponsored by EBR

In a GeoRabble first, Tim Leigh will let the audience choose the topic for his talk. Democracy at its best! Choose anything from Web GIS to Mobile App development or Dog Sledding, and Tim will improvise!

Other Rabblers include:

  • Andrew Harvey – “Open StreetMap, My Story”. Andrew’s short but sweet narrative about his experience with OSM, why he’s contributed, what he’s learnt from it and what he gained from it.
  • Mark Greenway and Kelvin Nicholson – “Happy Mapping”. How their GovHack team created a map of ‘Gross National Happiness’ combining mapping and statistical skills.
  • Stephen Lead – “Mapping the Anzac Diaries”. How the State Library of NSW displays diaries written in the trenches of WW1 in a modern and enticing manner, including placing the diary entries on a map.

There are still speaking slots open. Have something interesting, passionate of fun to share? let us know by emailing sydney@georabble.org.

For this GeoRabble, we are bringing back the free Pizza (thanks to EBR), so don’t miss out! Spaces are limited. Join our Meet-up group, or register here!