GeoRabble Perth #19 | Students of Geo

Georabble – Student Edition – Thursday 7th September 2017

What ignited your passion for all things geo?

We’re inviting newbies to the Perth geo-scene to share their stories about what got them on path to geo-enlightenment. Join the friendly Perth Rabble to share your passion for geo.

And for old hat Rabbers – tap a local geo-newby you know to come along and join the crew.

Speakers to be announced soon.

Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
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 @ Spookfish.

A quick shout out to our Sponsor – IAG

GeoRabble is run by volunteers who graciously give up their time in the background organisation and in the foreground presenting.

Our Sponsors make sure we can give you the venues and pizza to bring us together.

So a special shout out to IAG for their support. They are more than insurance and are working hard on their company culture to embrace innovation.


Speakers Announcement for GeoRabble Sydney

Bring your brain in curious mode, and gather together with your fellow GeoRablers  from all parts of the community this Thursday for some good times, brain food and friends.

This week we have a couple of new presenters and some familiar ones as well, followed by a panel session where you control the action just like a day at Jamberoo.

Joshua Soo – Stepping into the Future with Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a creative and human-centered problem solving methodology that is fast becoming the way start-ups and established organisations innovate and tackle challenges.

Maryse Fantin – Global Trends and what it means for future tech

Technology reflects ourselves: our needs and wants; our mindset and culture. Based on the NIC Global Trends, this is a summary with my view on what’s to come.

Luke Metcalfe – Does a Data Scientist Belong on your Geo Team? 

What Data Scientists do, pitfalls of working with them and how they can help in the geospatial world.

Francisco Urbina – VR, AR and MR and the Location Community

VR, AR and MR, what is the difference? Why should we care? We take a look at the trends and hopefully inspire you to grasp the potential.

Panel Session moderated by Elise Mckenna.

Our MC for the evening will see the welcome return of Tim Leigh

Thanks to all our volunteer speakers who give up their time and knowledge for the benefit of the community and hope you also appreciate the great line up of topics and speakers for this week’s GeoRabble, so hurry up and get your tickets.

Tickets are now available for GeoRabble Sydney!

It’s time to get your rabble on via

Don’t forget if you have a talk you’d love to present on your own personal GeoAdventure let us know by sending in your talk idea to

We looking for a story that can fit in a 10 min presentation, no sales pitches and if you have a future tech idea for Geo that would be awesome as well.

Details of the event:

Attendance is free, as always. Please get in touch if you’re interested in sponsoring our community-run event.

Sydney GeoRabble Call for Speakers

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.

William Gibson

On Thursday August the 10th at the Occidental hotel we are going to distribute the future to our community

Think blockchain is going to underpin spatial transactions or that AR is the new UI for mapping? Sick of hearing that an emerging trend will revolutionise the way we work when it already has?

Then we want to hear your vision for our community.

You don’t have to be an expert, you just need to be excited about the impacts of new patterns and trends in tech, on all things geo and inspire others to learn and embrace new ideas.

Send through you speaker ideas with a short description to

Remember the rules for presentations and save the date as we share ideas to build and grow the GeoRabble community.

Great Prizes to be Won: #GeoTreasure Hunt @Locate17

Coming to the Locate17 GeoRabble this Tuesday? Why not roam the Market Day Exhibition Floor, post an interesting picture on Twitter (using the hashtag #GeoTreasure), and be in the running for some great prizes! The first prize is two tickets to Wednesday’s APSEA awards gala dinner (valued at $380), and the runner-up will win a year’s subscription to Position Magazine (valued at $76).

Details below. Happy hunting everyone!


Announcing Speakers for GeoRabble @Locate17

We are delighted to announce the speaker line-up for GeoRabble @Locate17, Tuesday 4 April from 4PM (sharp!) at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Our speakers are:

Toby Bellwood (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet) How to win friends* and influence people** using NationalMap
Ana Ouriques (Rüppells Griffon) The next-generation of mapping apps
Daniel Kruimel (AAM) Optimizing 3D Models for Web Visualisation
Steven Ramage (Group on Earth Observations) Things I see travelling the world and relevance for geospatial professionals
Denise McKenzie (OGC) Ramani Huria: Community Mapping for Flood Resilience and Development

Also, there will be:

  • A conference exhibition ‘treasure hunt’, with great prizes, Intermediaincluding free tickets to the APSEA Awards Gala Dinner, and an annual subscription to Position Magazine (courtesy of Intermedia);
  • A ‘Hard Chat‘ session, in which geo-CEO’s answer awkward questions;

Attendance is free (thanks to our sponsors: Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions) as always, but we do need you to register here, or here.



Sponsored by Permuto and Mercury Project