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GeoRabble Melbourne Thursday 12 March 2020

Come one come all, its time to bring the rabble together for another Melbourne GeoRabble.

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Cooper Inn on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Exhibition Street. Networking drinks start at 5:30pm. Presentations commence shortly there after followed by more networking.

Tickets are available online– note space is limited – 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.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-melbourne-tickets-94097705771

Speakers

Leila H.Mirkalaei – Integration of cadastral survey information into BIM

Along with the growth in 3D cadastre, lack of survey information and 2D observations have existed with the current BIM applications. During the 3D building formation procedure, the survey information and 2D observations are only used for cadastral registration and have not been included in BIM.

Sylvia Niderla – The Joys of Mentoring in a Sh*tty World

My experiences with mentoring a GIS Graduate in the SSSI mentoring program 2018 – experiences and lessons learnt.

Dr Jon Stanger – MAGNM – A novel approach to validating and managing networked assets.

Multiple highly interconnected networks (infrastructure, cabling, logical, bearer) can be modelled using classical graphs (mathematical structures that model pairwise object relationships) with Multi-axis Graph Network Model (MAGNM) representation utilizing open source GIS libraries and software.

Mina Jahanshahi – 99 Bluetooth Ballons

If an artist can take a little red cart of phones around Berlin to hack a Google traffic jam, who else or what else will be disrupting our data sources in the future? While we’re hacking away at making our own data, who else is counter-hacking it? How much are we relying on non-standard data sources for our inputs and where should we be trying to find data governance? Interactive talk- for every buzzword I use I ask you to heckle me with a hiss.

Natalie Scott: Lights and Sirens: Building a network for fire appliances

We use networks to answers questions about how long it takes to get somewhere, or how far we can go within a set time. While we are accustomed to being able to answer these questions for cars, how do you go about building a suitable network for a fire appliance? I’ll be talking about some of the different approaches we’ve used, and why it matters.

More speakers to be announced soon. 

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

We would like to thank our sponsor LandSurveys without which we could not hold this event. Thanks!

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GeoRabble Melbourne Thursday 17 October

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 17 October 2019 at the Imperial on Bourke Street. 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.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-melbourne-tickets-73093758399

Speakers

Sylvia Niderla – My job was boring so I automated it (in FME)

Using FME to automate repetitive/manual tasks, replace lengthy scripts and extract CAD files (DGN) to a web mapping application.

Ayeisha Sheldon – My journey as a young Women in Geospatial science 

Ayeisha will highlight key projects she has worked on, lessons learnt and experience gained. These projects include, mapping for disaster reduction within the Asia Pacific and projects while working for the Space Applications Section at the United Nations ESCAP.

Dayna Hayman – The power of visualisation

Coming from a visual design background, Dayna has a great appreciation for the ways in which good visualisations are an indispensable tool to help teams understand content and reflect on their experiences. In this talk, Dayna will discuss how she has used graphic live-scribing in highly technical workshops, and the unique value that it has delivered in these contexts.

Kate Williams – Fishermans Bend Digital Twin Demonstrator Project

Victoria’s first digital twin project for urban planning will demonstrate the digital future of our cities through the application of state-of-the-art planning and mapping technology to visualise Fishermans Bend, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering 485 hectares in the heart of Melbourne and soon to be home and workplace for over 80,000 people. Kate will share the scope of the demonstrator project, and discuss key learnings from the first 4 months of this initiative.

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.

We would like to thank our sponsor ThinkPlace without which we could not hold this event.

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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 …

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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!