Georabble Perth #16 shoots for new frontiers

From the Georabblepers, Tuesday 29 March 2016

The first Georabble Perth for 2016 reached for Mars and made it at least into orbit with an accidentally space and craft beer – based theme for Georabble Perth #16.

Chris Roach kicked-off proceedings talking about how to make our maps more accessible. Tim Berners-Lee once said “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect”. How many of us think about making our maps accessible to those with disabilities? Chris showed us how, that with a little forethought, it’s possible to put our maps in the hands of those that can’t use a keyboard and even those with impaired vision through the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

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First Round of Speakers for our 5th Anniversary Celebrations

The GeoRabble crew are proud to announce our first three speakers, from our broad community for our 5th Anniversary celebrations.

They are;

  • Andrew Harvey from Alantgeo presenting a talk called – One map to rule them all
  • Rob Tyson and Jonathan Cairns-Terry from PwC talking on Geospatial Economic Modelling
  • Luke Bacon from the Open Australia Foundation presenting – Fixing bugs in our democracy

Don’t forget to get your tickets at Eventbrite and remember we are at a new venue the King Street Brewhouse – 22 The Promenade, Sydney,  – View Map

Our valued sponsor for this event is Jacobs Engineering Group