GeoRabble Tas #1 – Post Event Writeup

The first GeoRabble Tas was held on Thursday the 14th of November and attracted almost 40 registrations. The event was held at Tattersalls in Hobart in their upstairs room, which was probably a little small for the number of people. But the food was great, and free, thanks to the event’s sponsor, Geometry. Thanks Geometry! The speakers were excellent, and the crowd’s vibe very positive.

Speakers covered off a diversity of topics, from the Tasmanian State Government’s spatial infrastructure foundations project, which, among many other things, includes an extremely high-quality basemap useful for many kinds of web-mapping projects. They covered the construction of the new LISTMap web site that provides access to hundreds of spatial datasets from the Tasmanian state government. We also heard from Launceston City Council about open data licensing and what that means. Finally we heard about a geo-fencing API that makes clever use of software to decrease battery use. All up four great talks that worked in well with the socialising and tasty craft beer to make a great event.

Feedback from the event was very positive, there will definitely be another event held in Hobart the future, maybe Feb next year, and there are beginnings of talk of an event in Launceston, too.

If you’d like to be involved in GeoRabble Tas, as a presenter or an organiser, please get in contact with Alex Leith at alexgleith@gmail.com.

A big thanks to all those who attended, presented and supported the event. Keep an eye out for more news on the next one.



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