Perth GeoRabble #22 – The Next Edition – Final Speakers Announced!

Hello 2019!

The next Perth GeoRabble is just a few days away & we have our final lineup of speakers to announce!

  • Ben Jones – Cartography for the Colour Blind
  • Sarah James – Convergence of Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Spatial
  • John Bryant – Building open geospatial community in Oceania

And introducing:

  • Cameron McArtney – Making GIS accessible for a generation that searches for ‘Google’ in Google to get to Google.
  • Dr Liz Dillimore – Making Perth & WA the destination for data science

Grab your free tickets quick by registering here.

Logistical details:

    • 28th March 2019
    • Doors open 5:30pm
    • Presentations from 6:00pm
    • Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
    • A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules

 

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Talis

 

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Perth GeoRabble #22 – The Next Edition

Hello 2019!

Join us on Thursday the 28th of March for a scintillating evening of all things geospatial and tech. Kindly sharing their knowledge and stories with us, we have the following speakers:

  • Ben Jones – Cartography for the Colour Blind
  • Sarah James – Convergence of Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Spatial
  • John Bryant – Building open geospatial community in Oceania

With more to be announced very soon!

Logistical details:

  • 28th March 2019
  • Doors open 5:30pm
  • Presentations from 6:00pm
  • Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
  • A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
  • Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Talis

 

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GeoRabble Brisbane – World Science Fair Eve

We now have 120 people registered for our GeoRabble Brisbane event on Tuesday 19th March! This is a great response and will make sure the evening is a LOT of fun and a great opportunity to meet new friends and old friends and hopefully learn something from our awesome line-up of presenters.

Something tasty will be available thanks to the very generous sponsor Aerometrex, food will be out early, before the talks, so get there early if you are hungry.

IF trying to find the food, it will be appropriately located here w3w.co/thank.snack.dishes

Doors open from 5pm with Presentations starting from approximately 6:30pm

In line with the World Science Fair that starts here in Brisbane next week, our presentations come from some very smart minds on a range of the latest technical trends

First up we are delighted to have Regional Director of Maxar Digital Globe, the worlds leading Space Technology Company. Peter Kinne, a man who knows more than almost anyone in Australia about the space industry, and a good friend of the spatial industry all over Australia, but we are proud that he calls Brisbane home!

Next up, we are excited to have our first GeoRabble Brisbane presentation from Esri Australia. The worlds leading GIS company who we are proud to say have their Australian headquarters here in Brisbane. Fresh off a trip to the US to the Esri Dev Summit, and always a very enteraining and popular presenter at conferences, Marty Sutcliffe will be providing an overview of topics ranging from 3D/VR/AR and the Importance of the User Experience (UX) for web applications.

Next up will be Jamie Holyoak who will combine cute pictures of Koala’s and the hot topic of UAV/Drones to entertain us. He has promised clips of Predator style movies tracking their thermal signatures!

Last, but definitey not least, we are pleased to have Alison Oost, Alison has been cruising about the industry for more than a couple of decades now and will be presenting some thoughts about Data in the industry with her unique style in “What’s Up Data?”

We can’t wait to see you there and share a drink or two!

 

GeoRabble Melbourne#14 LOCATE19

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Monday 8 April 2019 at Melbourne Convention Centre. Networking drinks start at 5:30pm. Presentations commence shortly there after followed by more networking.

Grab yourself a ticket and enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10 minutes long.

Speakers

Alistair Hart: On What Grounds? Complex terrain mapping in croc country
When a digital terrain model was requested in a complex and partially vegetated terrain at very short notice, a creative solution was called for. The team acquired and merged both airborne photogrammetric and terrestrial GNSS point clouds to develop a dataset that mitigated the worst impacts of the vegetation – at the expense of the paintwork on the company 4WD.

 

Alex Woods: Back to the future
Australia is in the process of datum modernisation. This includes the time-dependent Australian Terrestrial Reference Frame which enables representation of spatial data at any time, and associated Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 which supports the combination of spatial data at a common point in time.  The relatively stable and consistent motion of the Australian tectonic plate makes Australia ideally suited to the adoption of a plate motion model in delivering a time-dependent reference frame. Just like the flux capacitor in the DeLorean of Back to the future, the Australian plate motion model is what makes time travel possible.

Mary-Ellen: Women Leaders’ STEM Expedition to Antarctica
A month ago Mary-Ellen Feeney returned from a month-long expedition to Antarctica to promote Women Leaders in STEM.  An expedition of 80 female leaders in different disciplines and from 28 different countries set sail for Antarctica on 31 December 2018 to welcome the New Year with a message to the world about the urgency of strengthening female participation in the decisions defining the planet’s future. Mary-Ellen will discuss some of the key learning initiatives of the expedition, the role for spatial as well as the amazing environmental context of completing this year long collaboration in Antarctica.

Martin Tomko: Mapping Country. 21st century surveying of ancient landscapes
The principles of surveying have not changed since its emergence on the floodplains of Ancient Egypt. The realisation of these principles in technology has changed dramatically even, within this speaker’s lifetime. Our research and practices must shift with it. I will speak of our recent efforts in mapping ancient cultural and engineering landscapes in Western Victoria using drone and robotic mapping. Cute yellow boxes on wheels shooting Lasers will be moving on screen.

Steve Bennett: Exposed – the inner workings of a modern web map app
Industry insider Steve Bennett reveals the secrets that Big Geospatial doesn’t want you to know. He breaks down a high-profile, high-performance web app built using open source tools, vector tiles for live point-in-polygon lookups – and not a database in sight.

More to be announced.

If you have a great geospatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like-minded people, we want you for our next GeoRabble! Contact the GeoRabble committee to express your interesting topic in 20 words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org