Georabble Melbourne #10 | 23 Nov

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at the Imperial Hotel, 2 Bourke St, Melbourne (Corner Bourke & Spring Sts). Networking drinks start 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.

Grab yourself a free 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 10minutes long.

Speakers:

Melinda Clarke – Putting Melbourne on the Map – Experiences of illustrated map making from the first edition of the Melbourne Map, published 1990, and the second, due early next year.
Anton Thomas – Drawing a continent by hand – a search for harmony between the creative freedoms of art and the geographic truth of cartography
Alex Webster – Unlocking 3D opportunities – Cost effective ways to access VR and develop an organisation awareness.
Tom Hollands – Data obfuscation in China – The art of confusing travellers and keeping data private.
Verity Miles – How is Dwelling density shaping our city?  – A look at Melbourne’s dwelling density from a number of different angles.
Adam Mattinson (@mappinson) Mapping alternate universes and geofictionalised versions of Melbourne.

Rescheduled for a future event:

Simon O’Keefe – Government web services – A look into WMS/WFS (Web Mapping Services / Web Feature Services)

 

More speakers to follow…

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

A very special thanks to our Sponsor Spatial Vision without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone …

Spatial Vision

Georabble Melbourne #9 Announced

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at the Savoy Tavern, 677 Bourke St, Melbourne (Corner Bourke & Spencer Sts). Networking drinks start 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking. 

Grab yourself a free 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 10minutes long.

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Speakers:

Anton van Wyk – Psychology of UAV Pilot

Bernhard Jenny – Scale Adaptive Web Projections

Henry Walshaw – Creating a QGIS plugin in 10 mins!

Warwick Wilson – DELWP Spatial Metadata

Mohsen Kalantari – Automatic reconstruction of  3d indoor models

More to be announced soon!

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

A very special thanks to our Sponsor Hexagon Geospatial – Ignite Competition without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone …

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GeoRabble Melbourne # 7 has been announced!

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 25th June 2015 at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne. Networking drinks 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.

Grab yourself a free 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 10minutes long.

Registrations now open go to Eventbrite to grab your ticket!

We are calling for guest speakers – if you have a spatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like minded people, we want you! Contact the GeoRabble committee asap to express your interesting topic in 20 words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org

We will announce our speaker list soon

A very special thanks to our GeoAwesome sponsor Address Exchange without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone.

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GeoRabble Melbourne # 6 has been announced!

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at a new Venue (Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne). Networking drinks 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.

Grab yourself a free 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 10minutes long.

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Mark Garvey:  Crisis leadership and mapping teams – A top 10 list of coping strategies
  • Anthony Burgon: Mapping and bushfire management in Victoria
  • Carlos Zelada: Discussion of UAV
  • Steve Bennett from the Open Knowledge Foundation – Open Spatial Data @stevage1

Registrations now open go to Eventbrite to grab your ticket!

We are calling for more guest speakers – if you have a spatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like minded people, we want you! Contact the GeoRabble committee asap to express your interesting topic in 20words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org

A very special thanks to our GeoAwesome DMS sponsor without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone.

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Registrations Open for GeoRabble Melbourne #4

GeoRabble is back in Melbourne on Tuesday 23rd April at the European Bier Cafe (120 Exhibition St) with drinks, free food and geo-talks. Doors open 5:30pm, presentations start 6:30pm.

The line up of guest speakers are being finalised and we still have room for 1-2 more speakers, so let us know if you have a geo-story that you would like share. We are looking for interesting, entertaining or downright geeky presenters. If you fit that category, and have a geo-story to tell us then email your ideas to melbourne@georabble.org

Registration is now open and attendance is free so RSVP at  georabble-melb.eventbrite.com.au

A very special thanks to our GeoAwesome AAM Sponsor without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone …

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Speakers Confirmed for GeoRabble Melbourne #3

We are proud to announce the first speakers for the next GeoRabble event in Melbourne on Wed 12 September,in the Lanai Function room at CQ Melbourne. Doors open 5:30pm talks from 6:30pm.

  • Bill Cartwright – “NEOCartography: Prospects and Issues”. Bill takes a look at what is NeoCartography and what are the opportunities, issues and challenges for the cartography and geoscience community.
  • Yvonne Thompson – “Spatio Retro”. One of the original founders of GeoRabble Melbourne and self professed old lady of spatial in Australia, Yvonne takes an introspective look about how she originally found her passion for spatial.
  • Charlie Hawkins – “Flood Modelling a failure at Geheyan dam in China”. Flooding has been a very topical event in Australia but were you ever curious to know how a place like China would compare?
  • Monica Stephens – “Guns, Germans and Stripclubs the Fates of OpenStreetMap with No Respect to Jared Diamond“. A humorous and eye opening look at the who decides the feature types in OpenStreetMap and the need to focus on the gender gap in our industry.

We still have room for 1-2 more speakers so let us know if you have a geo-story that you would like share with everyone at the next GeoRabble!!

Join our Meet-up group, or register here!

A very special thanks to our GeoAwesome Rabble-esque Sponsor without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone …

Sponsored by Digital Mapping Solutions

Sponsored by Digital Mapping Solutions

GeoRabble Melbourne #2 Speaker Registration Now Open

Hello there! The first Melbourne GeoRabble was held last year, and it was lots of fun.  Now GeoRabble Melbourne #2   is in the pipeline for  5.30 pm on Wednesday, 30th of  May 2012  at Lanai Bar at CQ (Melbourne). GIS Recruitment has been confirmed as exclusive sponsor for the event.

If you haven’t been to one before, here is the run down.  It’s an evening to share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free from sales-pitches! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and is only 10 minutes long.

Agile speaker or passionate Geo-Geek? To get the ball rolling, we are looking for some presenters. Will you be one of them?

Send an email to Melbourne@georabble.org  with your name, presentation title and a short description. You can also get our attention on Twitter via @georabble or using the #GeoRabbleMelb hashtag, join us at the online  GeoRabble Melbourne Meetup Group   or the  Facebook GeoRabble group

We’ll announce the speaker line-up and ticketing very soon!

First Melbourne GeoRabble, November 9th

Join us in Melbourne for an evening to share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches.

Date: Thursday 9 November, 2011
Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
Location: Upstairs at the Lanai Bar, CQMelbourne, 113 Queen St, Melbourne.
Format:  A series of short (10 minute) talks, followed by discussion/networking

SPONSORS

Thanks to our Sponsors attendance is FREE but we need you to REGISTER HERE and attend GeoRabble be eligible to win a Free iPAD donated by GIS Recruitment

Speakers

Welcome by Francisco Urbina, of GeoRabble Sydney and handover to our Melbourne RabbleMaster, Sally Waller

Presenters (order may change):

Stewart Hay: “Losing My Religion”

  • Them’s fightin’ words….a look at where GIS fits as an “industry’.

Claudia Aberl : “To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question – what is all the 3D craze about?”

  • 3D modelling – Review of the 3D Models available –  what’s good, what’s bad and what’s reality! The presentation will explore some examples of 3D models (Geelong, Melbourne, Frankston, Ballarat) created using different GIS 3D packages Where is the line between GIS reality (accuracy and reliability) and model (facades and texture) become blurred – what’s all the craze about? 

Rohan Fernando (Google).  Google Earth Builder: Under the Hood

  • Bring your spanners, grease-monkeys, we’re going in. So what’s really under there, Vern?

Milos Pelikan:.A journey in perception and representation”

  • A cooks tour at how representation influences what we think is possible.

Andrew Wise:  “Uh oh. Where did the rest of my road go?”

  • Valuable time is lost when an emergency vehicles enter from the wrong end of a discontinous road and have to double back. Andrew does some clever tecky network analysis on Vicmap Transport in SQL and finds incredible numbers of blocked-roads across Victori

Martin von Wyss, GISP:  “Melbourne Meetup Map Feelup”

  • We all have an uncle in the emergency services who has claimed that “a printed map with a bullet through it will serve a soldier better than an electronic device with a bullet through it.” And we have probably all insisted at one time that interactive web mapping applications are great because they let the user choose the colours that are prettiest. Let’s put tired clichés and absurd arguments aside and begin the healing by conceding that the digital and analogue worlds can work together nicely. And since we’re all in the same room, let’s look at some cool examples!

GeoRabble Melbourne #1- Speaker Registration Now Open

Agile speaker or passionate Geo-Geek? Today, we’re opening speaker registrations for GeoRabble Melbourne #1 , from 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 9th of November (Precise venue yet TBD but it will be a pub in a convenient CBD location)

If you have something interesting to share with your fellow Geo-tragics, and want to present, demo, sing or otherwise  for 10 minutes, please let us know.

Send an email to Melbourne@georabble.org  with your name, presentation title and a short description. You can also get our attention on Twitter via @georabble or using the #GeoRabbleMelb hashtag, join us at the online  GeoRabble Melbourne Meetup Group   or the  Facebook GeoRabble group

This first GeoRabble has a crazy short planning period to beat the the Xmas rush, so there will be a very short  review period.

We’ll announce the speaker line-up very soon!