GeoRabble Brisbane #5 (Xmas) – Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The Christmas season is fast approaching and GeoRabble Brisbane is having its next event on Tuesday the 3rd of December. We’d like to invite you all to celebrate the Christmas season the spatial way at the Pig N Whistle (Riverside). There will be door prizes, food and great conversation with fellow enthusiasts.
We are pleased to announce the first of our speakers
Mick Law – Spatial Technologies in the Australian Curriculum: Geography
The recently released Australian Curriculum: Geography opens many doors for the Spatial Industry to strengthen pathways from schools. Mick will provide an overview of how Spatial Technologies are introduced to students, and the ways in which teachers use them to engage with their classes. The Australian Curriculum is a great opportunity to connect with schools and fits well with the objectives of Destination Spatial Queensland; a group with plenty of ideas to help our industry reach students, parents and teachers.
Mick is a Queensland secondary geography teacher who has previously run the GIS in Schools program with Esri Australia. He now runs Contour Education, a consultancy specialising in helping schools embed spatial technologies into teaching through advocacy, resource development and training.
Mark Xavier – UAV’s now and tomorrow
Mark will be talking about the organisational considerations in adopting UAV technology and the applications that are currently being explored in the UAV field. Mark has extensive military and business experience and is co-founder of V-TOL group. He is the current chairman and chief Unmanned Aerospace (UAS) Pilot for Aerospace Pty Ltd.
Troy Kasper – Welcome to the world of Geocaching
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are approximately over 6 million geocachers searching for more than 2 million geocaches worldwide. There are various types of geocaches that a seeker may try to find, all with a different levels of difficulty, size, camouflage and terrain ratings. From tiny nano caches in urban environment to large containers on top of mountains, there is something for all ages and level of ability. The presentation will give a quick of geocaching, and will look at some of the mapping tools geocachers use to help track down that elusive container.
So if you feel like a bit of Spatial Christmas Cheer click the link and BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
Don’t forget, we are always interested in hearing about what is new and exciting in spatial! If you’d like to speak at an event, let the organisers know what you think the GeoRabble could learn from you. We are keen to receive any and all “abstracts” or draft slides for you talk idea, so just make contact with your nearest GeoRabble organiser of choice.
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