Welcome to Spatial@Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is home to an enormous collective expertise in spatial information, ranging from sensing through data management, analysis, decision making and visualisation and application. Collectively, Spatial@Melbourne belongs to the leading concentrations in the world. The Spatial@Melbourne initiative brings the groups and individuals at the University of Melbourne active in spatial research, teaching and engagement together in this virtual home.


Ridesharing Goes Social!

A collaboration between the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and the School of Computing and Information Systems has been featured in PURSUIT. The article focuses on how combining commuting behaviours with social media could change the way we travel.

AURIN Workshop

An AURIN workshop is a great opportunity to break down the AURIN Workbench and other spatial tools and to dive deep into the data access and analytics available through their platform.

The workshop is open to all academic and government researchers who wish to learn more about AURIN and the potential to incorporate a spatial decision support aspect to their research.

10am to 3pm Friday 30th June @ RMIT – Storey Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne.

Afternoon Tea Mingling Event

Spatial@Melbourne would like to invite you to its first afternoon tea networking event. This will be an opportunity for all members to meet and mingle while sharing their most recent research and ongoing projects; opening the floor for new ideas and collaboration opportunities. To better understand the ongoing research by members, everyone is encouraged to give a one minute talk or presentation to open the floor for further discussions and networking.
When: 28 April, 2 – 3 pm
Where: Newton Function Room, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department
Please RSVP below or this form for the event and bring along any colleagues who are interested

Imagine it were Christmas, what would you wish from the City?

On Friday 31st of March, a couple of Unimelb academics including Prof. Stephan Winter met with the City of Melbourne’s Smart City office, and were updated on the City’s sensors program. They received this intriguing question: Imagine it were Christmas, what would you wish from the City?

One of the wishes raised by the academics was to “bring the city’s free WiFi network into eduroam”.

The question is shared here with the audience of this blog to collect all wishes to be forwarded to the jurisdiction. If you have any wishes or requests send them to Prof. Stephan Winter.


Managing Data @ Melbourne

Managing Data@ Melbourne is the University’s new research data management training program. It consists of six short modules, which outline the fundamental practices of good data management. The Managing Data @Melbourne program targets Graduate Researchers (PhD, other doctorates, MPhil and masters by research) and aims to assist them to develop the skills they need to draft a research data management plan. The program also links to a new tool DMP Melbourne (an online data management planning tool)

The Managing Data@ Melbourne program is accessed via a new webpage: http://library.unimelb.edu.au/data

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Talk by Professor Kuhn: Spatial information in academia – inflating or infiltrating disciplines ?

Professor Werner Kuhn from the Center for Spatial Studies, Department of Geograhy, University of California, Santa Barbara will be visiting The University of Melbourne from 20th of March to 14th of April and will be giving a talk on 31st of March at 1:15 pm. in the Engineering Block C, C1 theatre. Make sure you come by and say hi.

For more information about Werner see his homepage.

Talk Title: Spatial information in academia – inflating or infiltrating disciplines ?

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10 th International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate 17, 3-6 April 2017

International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 to Boost Collaboration in Intelligent Transport and Smart Cities

Government, industry and start-ups come together to exploit drones and driverless vehicles and participate in the emerging global Smart Cities industry

With driverless vehicles and drones poised for mass adoption, the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April provides a forum for government, industry and start-ups to collaborate and become players in the emerging global Smart Cities industry.

For more information see the conference page.


AURIN is running a workshop for all researchers who wish to learn more about AURIN and the potential to incorporate a spatial decision support aspect to their research.  No prior experience of GIS or data is required.

Participants in the AURIN workshop will explore the extensive data repositories and extract information about Australian cities. Using the user friendly yet sophisticated tools contained within the AURIN portal, participants can mould this information into visible and sharable knowledge. Until now, much of this information has remained behind closed doors. AURIN enables access to this data for policy decision makers and planning professionals across all urban fields, letting users discover and mash-up data, information and knowledge.

Attendees will be able to expand their skills in GIS with our QGIS tutorial and spatial statistical skills using R.  We will learn how to interoperate between these three systems (AURIN Portal, QGIS and R) for maximum analysis impact.

Participants can undertake comparative analyses to study health data, analyse revealing socio-economic information, investigate walkability of neighbourhoods and more. Familiarity with these metrics is essential to understanding patterns of urban development and to best inform smart urban growth for a sustainable future.

This workshop will be held 10am to 4pm Friday 10th March @ University of Melbourne – Frank Tate Building, 761 Swanston St, Parkville VIC 3052


Proposed Itinerary for the day:

10-11 Intro to Spatial with map.aurin

11-1 AURIN Portal

1-2 Out to Lunch (Lunch not provided)

2-3 Interoperating with QGIS

3-4 ‘R’ for spatial


Any queries please contact the organizer: ejoughin@unimelb.edu.au

For more information and to register for the event visit: AURIN Resbaz Training Day

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