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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


June 2015 eNews

Highlights include: HackED Day Fast Approaching; Open Data WA; 3 days! That’s right, 3 days until GovHack!; 2015 Spatial Salary Survey Now Open; Pawsey Users Receive Innovation Award; Reading the Earth's LIPS; Inventors Hope to Launch 'Backyard Satellites' to Fill Gap in Australian Space Exploration; and When Maps Lie.


May 2015 eNews

Highlights include: GeoRabble #13 – Perth doesn’t have a winter; data.wa.gov.au; GovHack 2015 Bring it on! Registrations Open!; Open Data 500 Australia; Marriage of Maths and Microalgae a Good Export; Celebration of Maps during International Map Year; and Every UFO Sighting since 1933, Mapped.


April 2015 eNews

Highlights include: Managing Coastal Vulnerability (MCV) Update; Science Rocks Careers Forum 2015; Science Statement Sets WA's Strategic Direction; Geoscience Australia Graduate Program; Rare Tidal Movements Expose Kimberley Dinosaur Tracks; An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London; and Real-time Topographic Maps Made with Augmented Reality Sandbox.


March 2015 eNews

Highlights include: SLIP Information Sessions; ABS - Delay to March Labour Force Release; Landgate’s New Corporate Website; Fantastic 4: apps created by WA scientists; Potential Asteroid Impact Identified in Western Queensland; 27 Hilariously Bad Maps That Explain Nothing; and What Maps Will Look Like When we Need Cars to Read Them.


February 2015 eNews

Highlights include: GeoRabble #12 - Perth; WA Unveils Open Data Policy; How Will Data Retention Laws Cope with the Internet of Things?; Are We Living in 'the Lost Century'?; and Britain Leads the Way as Ordnance Survey Helps to Drive Economic Growth and Digital Innovation through Open Data.


January 2015 eNews

Highlights include: CaptureWA – Callout Open; MyFireWatch – Bushfire Information for WA; GeoRabble 2014 Wrap-up; Bright Start to the International Year of Light; and 100 Years of National Geographic Maps: The Art and Science of Where.


December 2014 eNews

Highlights include: 2015-2016 CaptureWA (formerly SLICP) Callout Now Open!; Investigator Produces its First Tasmanian Sea Floor Maps; Map: Australia's Data Availability Compared to the Rest of the World; Pyrotechnician Sends Fireworks Barge to Daydream Island; Old Measuring Instruments get a Digital Makeover; Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign from Google Maps; and Modern Santa Sleigh Stocked with Rocket Boosters, GPS.