October 3, 2011

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GeoRabble Melbourne – Social Media

Twitter @GeoRabble  Hashtags #GeoRabble  #GeoRabbleMelb There is an open @georabble twitter feed with access and passwords provided for  GeoRabble Melbourne 1 Organizers  – more traffic and tweets would be good. The preferred convention is that official Tweets about GR events or items will be tweeted first from @Georabble and then can be Retweeted form individual twitter accounts. Follow […]

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October 3, 2011

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The Organizing Crew: GeoRabble Melbourne Event 1

Sally Waller, an ecologist with SKM,   Andrew Wise ESTA, Yvonne Thompson,  Marie Slako (Geomatic Technologies), Phil Delaney (SKM) Newly joined (Welcome) :  Jane Edwards (SKM) Sydneyside support effort-  Stewart Hay, OneSphere Consulting, Maurits Van Der Vlugt, Cisco Urbina

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October 1, 2011

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GeoRabble Melbourne Organizers Meeting 2

This is a follow up to the First GeoRabble Melbourne Organizers Meeting.   Thanks to  Cisco and the Georabble team for the continued support and also to Sally for providing the positive energy to get this up and running. Meeting Date:  2 Monday Oct 3rd. The GeoRabble people take a very ‘clean’ approach to their site, so for now I […]

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October 1, 2011

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Some items from the GeoRabble #3 in Sydney

I was unable to attend but it looked like a great event. Here’s are a couple of interesting items (more at http://www.Georabble.com) Maps that don’t suck Here are some of the inspiring maps that Stephen Lead mentioned on the night: New York Times census explorer Stamen Maps crimespotting Suburban Trends Atlas of New South Wales Sydney Wiki […]

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October 1, 2011

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GeoRabble Melbourne Organizers Meeting 1

GeoRabble  is an initiative started in NSW (that’s the cool logo above) by some geo-people such as Maurits van der Vlugt and Cisco Urbino. A GeoRabble is a *free*, casual geospatial event where the talks are short and punchy, and people share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches. Sydney just had it’s third […]

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July 30, 2011

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Notification for Edit Service (NES)

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)  Victoria ‘Notification for Edit Service’, NES (built by Geomatic Technologies) is a web mapping service (using Microsoft VE+).  It was based on the concept of ‘crowd sourcing’ or ‘micro-tasking’ map error notifications with a maintenance process. NES  bypasses some of the old manual paperwork that was involved in […]

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July 29, 2011

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Repository of [non Australian] work on Street Addressing Standards or implementation

STUB PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION England/Wales – National Address Gazeteer (NAG) 2011 UK government set up a joint venture – GeoPlace – between Ordnance Survey and the Local Government Group  for a definitive national address gazetteer (NAG). The MRS Census and Geodemographics Group (CGG) objects to the   proposed hybrid access regime with products were free to the public […]

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July 24, 2011

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Duplicate road name dilemma

The revised ASNZS4819:2011 will emphasize that road names should not be duplicated in the same or nearby localities. In this post I explain some of the problems in cases where not only are there  two different roads with the same name, but both also intersect another road in twoi different locations. The 000 emergency call-takers in Victoria will always ask the name […]

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July 18, 2011

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Vicmap and Address Data Governance

The state of Victoria has an ‘authoritative’ government address database (Vicmap Address) which is, by national standards, a high quality data product.  An less current version of Vicmap is used in the making of the national PSMA G-Naf data. The Vicmap Address and related Vicmap Transport and Vicmap Admin  products can be costly to use and licencing […]

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July 7, 2011

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Social media and building geospatial bridges

SOCIAL MEDIA seems to have a POLARIZING effect on people…. By Australian standards I made an early entry into social media – five years on LinkedIn, almost three years on Twitter – so I’ve been engaginging online with overseas colleagues for a long time. It’s good to see increasing numbers of my spatial colleagues joining […]

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