GeoRabble Perth #19 – Student Edition – It’s A Wrap!

Suzy Urbaniak set the scene for the night with her infectious enthusiasm for science and education! Suzy shared her hands-on approach with real world and field based learning. She introduced her Centre of Resources Excellence Program, designed with STEAM front of mind – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

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Next up was repeat speaker Dhan Prabhu, who introduced us to “get into resources”, a unique 3 day event in WA which showcases the resources industry to secondary school students.  Small groups of students get to participate in hands-on interactive activities as presented by volunteer industry professionals from a wide range of resource related disciplines.

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Mark Williams spoke on his experiences with Participatory Mapping from Central Australia to Cambodia, in helping local inhabitants transcribe their expert knowledge of local environments in a geographical framework. Mark shared results of his masters study aimed at using community based adaptation and participatory mapping to explore how communities living in flood-prone river basins in Cambodia perceive and adapt to changes in flood regimes under the influence of climate change and other risk factors.

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Participatory GIS and community based adaptation to climate change and other hazards – Mark Williams, M.Env,Sc (GIS and Environmental Management specialisation UWA)

Next up were Tristan Reed and Jeremy Siao Him Fa, sharing their GeoApp Development in the remote Ngalangangpum School in Warmun, 200km south of Kununurra. As part of the “Two-way Learning” model, combination of traditional indigenous methods and new economy skills, Tristan and Jeremy helped teach the students how to build a basic iPad app that functioned as a geo-diary, allowing students to catalog their excursions as well as important places around the town.

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And our very own Darren Mottolini finished up with some guidance in mentoring – helping others think outside the box by sharing our geo experience and perspective on the world. Getting to the root of problems, identifying gaps and co-designing for unique solutions.

Thanks again to Damian Shepherd for MCing on the night and to our friends at Spookfish for sponsoring the Student Edition!

If you would like to help grow our Geocommunity, with brain expanding ideas or sustenance at upcoming events, please share with us at perth@georabble.org. We can’t hold these events without you!

Stay tuned via #georabbleper for news about our next event coming up soon.

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 Tas #8 is being held on the 14th of September, 2017

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Hey everybody, this is a rather belated post to let you know that there’s a GeoRabble coming up in Tasmania this week!

We’ve got three great presenters, plus a secret presenter who will be revealed on the night. (No, it’s not just disorganisation, we really do have something special for you!)

The event is being held at the Republic Bar in North Hobart on Thursday the 14th of September from 5 pm until 7 pm.

Here’s a big register button to make it super easy.

Eventbrite - GeoRabble Tas #8

We look forward to seeing you there, but please, don’t forget to register!

Presenter Details:

Anna Riddel: Measuring Earth’s ‘wiggle’: A journey to the centre

Our Earth is a dynamic planet and in response to mass moving across its surface, it cannot help but give a little wiggle. The Earth is not flat, but neither is it round and there are processes that change the shape and surface of the Earth on timescales that range from daily to decadal to millennial. Accurately pinpointing a location with a positioning system like GPS, or measuring changes in global sea level are only done relative to Earth’s centre. But herein lies the problem, we can’t physically get to the centre ourselves to see where it is or how its movement is changing over time.

Dylan Colson: What’s New in Hydrography?

There are exciting developments in Hydrography both locally and internationally on the horizon. One of the most exciting new technologies, Autonomous Surface Vehicles, are becoming more widespread, so where does this leave the role of the hydrographer? Confined to the role of data processor and QC? In fact, with the new HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (or HIPP) currently in the early stages of planning, the role of a qualified, certified and professional hydrographic surveyors is now more important than ever.

Anthony OFlaherty: System of Systems

TasWater’s Asset Management Systems are crucial to the effective management of what is a complex web of geographically disperse assets. These systems include GIS, SCADA, Enterprise Historian, Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) & CAD. This presentation will provide an operational context of those systems and outline key strategic initiatives that will future proof our operating model, ultimately driving better outcomes for all Tasmanians.

Special Surprise Guest: who could it be?!

 

Thanks to our sponsors, Konect and Insight GIS!

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Tonight’s Final Speakers Announced! | GeoRabble Perth #19 | Students of Geo

Georabble – Student Edition – Thursday 7th September 2017 

Speakers:

  • Suzy Urbaniak: Geoscience, Education and STEM – What’s happening and where is it going…
  • Tristan Reed & Jeremy Siao Him Fa: Geo-app development in Remote Schools
  • Mark Williams: Participatory Mapping, Central Australia to Cambodia
  • Darren Mottolini: The Assumptions of Mentoring
  • Dhan Prabhu: “Getting into Resources” – Resource Careers Experience for High-School Students

What ignited your passion for all things geo?

We’re inviting newbies to the Perth geo-scene to share their stories about what got them on path to geo-enlightenment. Join the friendly Perth Rabble to share your passion for geo.

And for old hat Rabbers – tap a local geo-newby you know to come along and join the crew.

Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Spookfish.

Speakers Announced! | GeoRabble Perth #19 | Students of Geo

Georabble – Student Edition – Thursday 7th September 2017

 

Speakers:

  • Suzy Urbaniak: Geoscience, Education and STEM – What’s happening and where is it going…
  • Tristan Reed & Jeremy Siao Him Fa: Geo-app development in Remote Schools
  • Mark Williams: Participatory Mapping, Central Australia to Cambodia

More to be announced soon!

What ignited your passion for all things geo?

We’re inviting newbies to the Perth geo-scene to share their stories about what got them on path to geo-enlightenment. Join the friendly Perth Rabble to share your passion for geo.

And for old hat Rabbers – tap a local geo-newby you know to come along and join the crew.

Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Spookfish.

Speakers Announcement for GeoRabble Sydney

Bring your brain in curious mode, and gather together with your fellow GeoRablers  from all parts of the community this Thursday for some good times, brain food and friends.

This week we have a couple of new presenters and some familiar ones as well, followed by a panel session where you control the action just like a day at Jamberoo.

Joshua Soo – Stepping into the Future with Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a creative and human-centered problem solving methodology that is fast becoming the way start-ups and established organisations innovate and tackle challenges.

Maryse Fantin – Global Trends and what it means for future tech

Technology reflects ourselves: our needs and wants; our mindset and culture. Based on the NIC Global Trends, this is a summary with my view on what’s to come.

Luke Metcalfe – Does a Data Scientist Belong on your Geo Team? 

What Data Scientists do, pitfalls of working with them and how they can help in the geospatial world.

Francisco Urbina – VR, AR and MR and the Location Community

VR, AR and MR, what is the difference? Why should we care? We take a look at the trends and hopefully inspire you to grasp the potential.

Panel Session moderated by Elise Mckenna.

Our MC for the evening will see the welcome return of Tim Leigh

Thanks to all our volunteer speakers who give up their time and knowledge for the benefit of the community and hope you also appreciate the great line up of topics and speakers for this week’s GeoRabble, so hurry up and get your tickets.

Announcing Speakers for GeoRabble @Locate17

We are delighted to announce the speaker line-up for GeoRabble @Locate17, Tuesday 4 April from 4PM (sharp!) at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Our speakers are:

Toby Bellwood (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet) How to win friends* and influence people** using NationalMap
Ana Ouriques (Rüppells Griffon) The next-generation of mapping apps
Daniel Kruimel (AAM) Optimizing 3D Models for Web Visualisation
Steven Ramage (Group on Earth Observations) Things I see travelling the world and relevance for geospatial professionals
Denise McKenzie (OGC) Ramani Huria: Community Mapping for Flood Resilience and Development

Also, there will be:

  • A conference exhibition ‘treasure hunt’, with great prizes, Intermediaincluding free tickets to the APSEA Awards Gala Dinner, and an annual subscription to Position Magazine (courtesy of Intermedia);
  • A ‘Hard Chat‘ session, in which geo-CEO’s answer awkward questions;

Attendance is free (thanks to our sponsors: Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions) as always, but we do need you to register here, or here.

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Sponsored by Permuto and Mercury Project

GeoRabble Perth #18 gets into the swing of fringe

On the back of local Fringeworld action in Perth in February, Perth’s geo-community and new friends got together for the first time in 2017 for Georabble Perth #18 – The Fringe Edition.

After local regular MC Nick Flett @mapguy83 recapped our rules of engagement – Dhan Prabu kicked-off the night by exploring Perth beers, BBQs and a bizzilion other curiosities with ‘Maps with a Twist’.

Next-up, Suzanne Browne from a certain local water utility (see what I did there) asked us to re-think Perth’s drainage reserves as usable space. Suzanne shared some great examples of ‘re-greening’ what were formerly a bunch of wet holes in in the ground. Like all great things – so obvious!

For a change of pace – Tom Lynch from our generous sponsor for the night, Amristar – turned spatial (and our heads) inside out. Tom brought us a whole new vocabulary with #eventsourcing and #eventingestion. A bunch of new tricks to squeeze more out of big(ish) data.

And to wrap things-up for the night, newcomer to Georabble, Santino (not the Godfather guy) Vitale shared his start-up journey with ‘What Transpired’. It turns out plants are not just for decoration – they make great chemical samplers if you know how to read them.

That’s a wrap for Georabbleper #18.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’ve got a story to share over a few beers, or can help us pay for those beers and a bite to eat, or can help this rabble get itself organised!

This event brought was you by the Perth GeoRabble team and proudly sponsored by Amristar.

Stay tuned via #georabbleper for news about our next event coming up soon.

New Speaker for GeoRabble Perth #18 | The Spatial Fringe Edition

A new speaker has been added to the fray!

Join us next week in the ‘rabblin fray to ponder, muse & debate all things spatial (and maybe even meander into the not-so-spatial!). Leading us to the fringes of the spatial spectacular, we are excited to announce the following line-up of titillating talks:

Speakers:

  • Dhan Prabu – Maps with  a Twist
  • Suzanne Brown – Drainage and Liveable Communities
  • Tom Lynch – Turning Spatial Inside Out
  • Santino Vitale – What transpires – a start-up story

 

Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm

Location: Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge

Format: A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules

Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored by Amristar.

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GeoRabble Perth #18 | The Spatial Fringe Edition

We’re excited to kick off 2017 with a brand new spectacular GeoRabble!

Join us in the ‘rabblin fray to ponder, muse & debate all things spatial (and maybe even meander into the not-so-spatial!). Leading us to the fringes of the spatial spectacular, we are excited to announce the following line-up of titillating talks:

Speakers:

  • Dhan Prabu – Maps with  a Twist
  • Suzanne Brown – Drainage and Liveable Communities
  • More to be announced soon!


Date:
 Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Location: Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
Format: A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored by Amristar.

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