WALIS eNewsletter


The WALIS eNewsletter is a monthly email newsletter providing up-to-date news on the spatial information community.

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June 2016 eNews

Highlights include: Managing Coastal Vulnerability (MCV) Project; HackED 2016; Advara; GovHack 2016; Court struggles to define 'online location' in Australia's first site blocking case; Brisbane now home to Australia's coldest fridge; and Slum residents in Kenya map their homes because Google can't.

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May 2016 eNews

Highlights include: Don’t get lost discovering geospatial data; Annual WALIS Key Performance Indicators survey; Landgate and Curtin University showcase location-based career opportunities; Modernising Australia's datum questionnaire; Data61 and Treasury to examine blockchain technology potential; First Australian map to be restored in Melbourne; Why do we trust GPS more than we trust ourselves?; and Welcome to Null Island, the most 'visited' place on Earth that doesn't actually exist.

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April 2016 eNews

Highlights include: New data hub will support innovation and research; Perth Big Data Week 2016; NASA Space Apps Perth 2016; Australia ensured access to sentinel data; The Melways is turning 50. But will Melbourne's back-seat bible survive the GPS?; Have we become too reliant on GPS? This satellite expert thinks so; and Location data on two apps enough to identify someone, says study.

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March 2016 eNews

Highlights include: Landgate Business Consultant Wins 40under40 Award for earthmine Australia; Satellite Technology Gives Farmers an Edge; Photomon Code Open for All; New Website Maps Indigenous Kinship; Consultation Begins on Austroads Metadata Standard; There's Now a Driverless Bicycle; and Digital Mapping Unlocks Students’ STEM Knowledge.

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February 2016 eNews

Highlights include: Spend Less Time Discovering More; The Planner’s New Best Friend: We Can Now Track Land-use Changes on a Scale of Centimetres; A Data Revolution: Harnessing the Potential of Open Data to Create Next-generation Cities; High Value Spatial Careers Overlooked by Students; Plans Unveiled for New, World-Class AUV Research Facility; Beating the Bounds; and Britain Mapping Agency Creates Map of Mars.

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January 2016 eNews

Highlights include: A New Chapter for SLIP; Managing Coastal Vulnerability (MCV) Project Update; G-NAF to be Made Openly Available by the Australian Government; Red Cross Australia Seeks Mapping Volunteers; The Map that Changed the World; and UN Expert Committee Outline the Future Trends in Digital Mapping.

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November 2015 eNews

Highlights include: Vacant Position - Operations Manager Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute WA; SIBA National Breakfast Series - WA; PM Opens Data to Crowdsourced Start-up Ideas; Hipster ‘Chill Village’ Wins Schools’ Geography Competition; Australia's Geological Heritage; Ordnance Survey’s GeoHive a One-stop Shop for Public Services Data; and I Know Where Your Cat Lives.

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October 2015 eNews

Highlights include: The Location and Innovation Hub; Get Spatial Week; Open Data CKAN Beta Release; SIBA Unifies into a Super Association for the Spatial Industries; All Australia’s Spatial Data, Brought Together; Turnbull Lays Out 'Open Data Agenda'; Brisbane GIS Day Map Wall; and The New York City Subway Map Redesigned.

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September 2015 eNews

Highlights include: HackED 2015; Great Southern Tourism on the Map; NSW Seeks Feedback on Location Intelligence Plan; Spatial Sciences Back Innovation and Ingenuity; This GPS Speaks in a Child's Voice near Schools to Make Drivers More Careful; and Give Me Location Data, and I Shall Move the World.

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August 2015 eNews

Highlights include: HackED 2015 a Huge Success; GeoRabble Perth #14 – Rise of the Machines; Fire Scar Images Released; GITA in Australia and NZ Merges with SIBA; Open Data 500 Releases Initial Results; and Mapping a More Playable Future for Kids.

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July 2015 eNews

Highlights include: WASEA - Western Australian Spatial Excellence Awards; Data Teams Hack into Prizes; Australian National Map Competition; Curtin University in NASA’s Orbit; National Library Gets Mandate to Store Online Media; $180k Pay Packet Not Enough to Stem Shortfall of Surveyors; Creepy or Cool? Google Users Map Their Steps; and SpyMeSat App Lets Users See Which Satellites are Taking Their Picture and Make Requests.

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