First Speakers Announced for GeoRabble Sydney, 7 July

We are happy to announce our first speakers for GeoRabble Sydney, 7 July 2016 at the King Street Brewhouse– 22 The Promenade, Darling Harbour.

On the topic of finding your way, where traditional addressing may not be good enough we have:

  • Oliver Slezak ( propositions Georabble that a “Front Door” is the reference point at any location. He proposes to invite all digital mappers to co-operate to map “Front Doors” as its reference point, starting with allowing volunteered input.
  • Brian Nicholls (AAM, will present a “fully 3D enabled GIS based property booking system”.

We’re still taking speaker and panelist submissions, so if you would like to share an idea on this theme, get yourself out there and contribute to the rabble email us at

If you just want to listen, enjoy the free food (courtesy of Pitney Bowes), and have a drink and a chat, please join us on the night!

As always, GeoRabble is a free event, but we need you to register for catering purposes. So please register here.

Our sponsor for the night: Pitney Bowes


Call for Speakers/Panelists: GeoRabble Sydney – “The last 50 meters” (July 7th)

The theme for the next Sydney GeoRabble is “The Last 50 Meters”, or how to improve the accuracy of location using 21st century tools.

It will be on 7 July 2016, at the King Street Brewhouse – 22 The Promenade, Sydney (

We are looking for panelists who can pitch their thoughts/ideas on the topic, and then participate in a panel discussion and brainstorming session with the Rabble. If you would like to participate in the panel, please contact us at with your proposed topic.

With the advent of GPS phones, satnavs, and disruptive services such as Uber, Car Next Door or Foodora, we increasingly need to communicate locations to travel to, meet people, deliver parcels or be picked up or rescued from.

Whether you are in GIS, Logistics, Home Delivery, Event Management, Drone Delivery, or Mining, you are likely to find that traditional addressing does not provide enough detail, leading to cold Pizzas being delivered, not finding your friends at the festival, missing Uber pick-ups, and truck drivers doing laps around a business park looking for the loading dock.

Can more exact locations be crowd-sourced? Or automatically recognised? And who will collect and share these? What is the role that a Google, Here, TomTom, MapCode or what3words can play?

Save the date: July 7th to join the GeoRabble and learn more, discuss ideas, and have a bite and a drink with like-minded people.

Register here, or email us ( if you want to participate on the panel.

Running GeoRabble Events – Hack

One of the side benefits of organising GeoRabble events is gathering the skills to effectively run your own events. To that end we have created a simple task list or hack to make things super easy for any rabbler who would like to run their own events, geo related or otherwise. This has been gathered over 5 years of GeoRabble’s and we think it works well.

Though by no means is it perfect. So if you have a tip or trick that works for your events let us know and we will add it to the list for the benefit of the entire community.

Feel free to take a copy and share with your community.