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Expanding Geo-Horizons

Stimulating the geo minded people in Western Australia is not a hard thing. We are blessed with great weather, fantastic opportunities and a community that is strong and vibrant. One might say that there isn’t a geo-person who isn’t more than 1 or 2 links away from another geo person.  In recent years a foreshadow has crept into the community where too often we hear comments stating it is the same people, the same technologies always presenting and promoting the industry.

GeoRabble aims to challenge that concept where like minded people (geo or other) can get together and celebrate the ideas, the innovations and yes even the ‘weird’ where corporations, brands are not the highlight of the show. It is perhaps with this last thought the reason why the inaugural GeoRabble for Perth sold out in record time.

Short, sharp interesting presentations is the name of the game for GeoRabble and the first Georabble (only a few days away now) has organised a great line-up of speakers.

  • Maurits van der Vlugt (The origins of GeoRabble)
  • Nicholas Flett (Imposing Order Onto Chaos – human beings perceiving a living world)
  • John Roberts (Mapping Land Disturbance in Rangelands via Photogrammetry)
  • Tom Brownlie (GIS is dead)
  • Drew France (The Cholera Epidemic – A spatial review)
  • Steve Snow (Looking at LiDAR)

GeoRabble Perth looks to be a fantastic night on the 8th of November (the Generous Squire, Perth) with a full house and food proudly put on by Gaia Resources we look forward to seeing you there.

p.s. There will be a door prize of a free ticket to the first GeoRabble Melbourne event scheduled for the 9th of November (you have to make your own way there). After all, we in Western Australia have never shied away from helping other states with their events. 🙂

More Info on GeoRabble can be found at: https://georabble.org/ If you are interested in speaking at the second GeoRabble Perth please contact us at perth@georabble.org

GeoRabble crosses the Nullarbor

After three successful outings in Sydney, GeoRabble has got its wings on and is visiting Perth for one night in November. A strong line up of speakers have been arranged for the first GeoRabble Perth, and anyone who has anything to do with GeoTech, GeoDev, GeoBusiness, GeoTrends, GeoFutures, GeoPasts – you name it, as long as you’re passionate and want to share your challenges, triumphs, frustrations and pride in the work that you do should attend!

  • Date: Tuesday 8 November, 2011
  • Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
  • Location:

The Generous Squire

397 Murray Street, Shafto Lane

Perth, Western Australia

Speaker & registration details here.

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!