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!



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