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
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.
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!
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!
The GeoRabble crew are pleased to confirm the speakers for GeoRabble #2 on June 16th at the Shelbourne Hotel.
With an exciting and diverse range of geo stories we have:
- Lew Short : Mega fires – what happens when it all goes bad
- Lach McCabe : Using geo to reveal the story at the SMH
- Jacqui Kennedy : In Their Honour – Mapping our Anzacs
- Stewart Hay : Losing my religion – An introspective look at GIS
- Anthony Baxter : Random Hacks of Kindness – disaster and crisis mapping
- Cameron Shorter: Memoirs of a Cat Herder – Coordinating open source volunteers
Entry is free, but please register here.
Stayed tuned as we announce some more details and special activties in the coming days.
We are excited to announce our first round of confirmed speakers for the 2nd GeoRabble event on June the 16th at the Shelbourne Hotel in the City.
- Lew Short (NSW Rural Fire Service) : Mega fires – what happens when it all goes bad
- Lach McCabe (Sydney Morning Herald) : Using geo to reveal the story – online mapping to tell the story of parking fines
- Jacqui Kennedy : In Their Honour – mapping our Anzacs as we approach the 100 year anniversary of World War One
Stayed tuned as we announce more speakers in the coming days and don’t forget to register here
What happens when you get a few like minded people together, talk about an opportunity and do something about it?
Answer: Amazing things.
The GeoRabble call went out and the geo community responded with enthusiasm, laughter an open mind and the general consensus was a call for more. In a packed room on the 2nd floor of the Occidental Hotel during a downpour, the inaugural GeoRabble Meetup was held. The night was a celebration, a chance to make new friends, catch up with old ones and embrace the every expanding community of geo users.
Speakers, the fuel to the evening had dedicated their time, passion and energy to tell their stories of working with geo in all its form.
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