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March 2014 eNews

Highlights include: Google's Maps Gallery Gives Online Explorers a Window to WA's Past; Tribunal Continues to Provide High Quality Geospatial Resources; 3D Models Released for Christchurch City; Streets of London Now... and Then; and New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps and Apps' To Convince Citizens to Help.


February 2014 eNews

Highlights include: Location Information Access Framework; Waterlines Reference Group; New App to Help Fishers Record Marine Strangers; 3D Seismic to Commence; New Antarctic Map Decades in the Making; Radio-Tagged Bees Take Tasmania by Swarm; Satellites Help Spot Whales; and Google Goes to the Antarctic.


January 2014 eNews

Highlights include: Introducing the State Capture and Advice Register – Launching Soon; Tagged Shark Monitor Now Installed Near Busselton Jetty; Aftermath Perth Hills Bushfires; Hack Contest; Six Key Traits GIS Professionals Should Consider; Schools: the Final Frontier; and British Library’s Georeferencer Project.


December 2013 eNews

Highlights include: Season’s Greetings from the WALIS Office; 3D Seismic Survey in Harvey-Waroona; Telescope to Track Space Junk using Youth Radio Station; Scientists Digitally Map Out Entire Great Barrier Reef for the First Time; New App Helps Triple 0 Zone in on Location; NASA iPad App Shows Earth Changing before Your Eyes; and Location Tracking: A pervasive problem in modern technology.


November 2013 eNews

Highlights include: WALIS Forum 2013 Wrap Up; 2013 WA Spatial Excellence Award (WASEA) Winners; Spatial Technology in Schools (STiS) Competition 2013; Geovate at WALIS Forum 2013; $50,000 Grant Takes HMAS Sydney 3D Imaging Project Forward; ‘Ghost’ Road Barrier Tricks Drivers into Stopping; and Pinterest Adds Pin Maps, aka Place Pins.


October 2013 eNews

Highlights include: WALIS Forum 2013 – Last Chance to Register; WALIS Forum 2013 – Geovate Challenge; Just Announced - Join Georabble Perth #8 @ WALIS Forum 2013; and WALIS Forum 2013 – Business Leader’s Breakfast.


September 2013 eNews

Highlights include:WALIS Forum 2013 – Special Registration Offer; NGIS and Google Maps for Business Seminar; Landgate’s New Property Interest Report; 3D Mapping is a 'Pisa' Cake for Aussie Scientists; South Australia to Open Government Data to all; and Ordnance Survey Uses OS OpenData to Create a Minecraft Map of Great Britain.


August 2013 eNews

Highlights include: WALIS Forum 2013 – Program Now Available; Contribute to WALIS eNews; Curtin Spin-off Set to Clean up in Data Integrity Market; Bushfire Prediction Program Wins National Award; Pulsars Make a GPS for the Cosmos; and40 Maps that Explain the World.


July 2013 eNews

Highlights include: WALIS Forum 2013 – Call for Papers Extended; A Village Maps Out its Future; Coalition Government Releases Spatial Data Services; Melbourne University to Start Open Source Geospatial Lab; and Geospatial Analytics: Using Location-Based Data to Identify Trends and Transform Processes.


June 2013 eNews

Highlights include: Location Information Strategy (LIS) End of Financial Year Wrap-Up; WALIS Forum 2013; Spatial Fringe Festival- Expressions of Interest Sought; Landgate Wins at WAiTTA; Push to Roll Out Satellite Mapping Nationally; Astonishing Realism; Mapping the Future with Big Data; and Loon for All – Project Loon – Google.


May 2013 eNews

Highlights include: WALIS Forum 2013; SLIP Early Adopters; GovHack Perth; Project Mimosa; App Launched to Fight Aquatic Pests; GovPond: Open Government Data; Location Forum Releases Groundbreaking Data Privacy Guidelines; and Satellite Sandwich Technique Improves Analysis of Geographical Data.


April 2013 eNews

Highlights include: State Land Information Capture (SLICP); WALIS News, Issue 39 Summer 2012/13; Landmark Study Predicts Rise of Council Smartphone Apps; CSIRO Keeps the Past in the Future with World First 3D Mobile Mapping Project; GPS Technology Used to Save Trees from Heat; Manhattan of the Mind; and Smithsonian Navigates History from Galileo to GPS.