WALIS eNewsletter


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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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November 2014 eNews

Highlights include: 2014 Spatial Technology in Schools (STiS) Competition Winners; Introducing CaptureWA (formerly SLICP); Destination Spatial Vic Celebrates Education Funding; New CSIRO Software Opens Windows to Science; Discovering Anzacs – War Stories, Censorship Secrets and Life on the Home Front; and Mapping Missing Maps.

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October 2014 eNews

Highlights include: Innovation in Landgate; Pivotal Set to Raise Australia's Global Spatial Industry Profile; REIWA Launches New Website; Expanding Burn Scar in Northern Territory; National Museum Robots Offer Virtual Field Trips to Remote School Students; Google Hires Camel for Desert Street View; and Cartography: A Map-Making, Territory Claiming, Strategy Game.

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September 2014 eNews

Highlights include: Marine Ship Simulator and Online Coastal Data; Demonstrating the Power of Location Information - The Capture Program Supporting Anketell Port Development; World-Leading Mapping Technology Delivers Benefits to State; The Chief Scientist's Vision for WA Science and Innovation; Wanted: Volunteers to Count Antarctic Penguins; Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands; Stonehenge Secrets Revealed by Underground Map; and NASA Needs Help from Citizen Science.

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