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.

 


Seminar: “From movement data to understanding indoor and outdoor human mobility” by Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, University of Auckland

“From movement data to understanding indoor and outdoor human mobility”, Guest seminar by Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, University of Auckland

Speaker: Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, University of Auckland

Date and time: Thursday 21st November, 1PM to 2 PM

Venue: Old Engineering, Theatre A1 (Room 107), Parkville, The University of Melbourne.

Chair: Prof. Stephan Winter  

Group: Geomatics

Abstract

Human mobility is vital for understanding expansion processes in urban areas, the establishment of transportation services and the spatial distribution of facilities. Until recently, exploring human mobility in detail was challenging because personal trip data collection methods consisted of expensive and time-consuming methods. The development of sensors such as GPS trackers, bio-loggers or other wearable devices equipped with various sensors that capture movement data in real-time and at detailed spatial and temporal scales has transformed our ability to collect mobility data. However, even though GPS trackers or life-loggers record an individual’s location and movement very accurately, they do not record essential characteristics of travel behaviour such as travel mode or trip purpose.

In this seminar, I will talk about enhancing raw movement trajectories in order to uncover these mobility characteristics. Furthermore, I will explain how to use the wearable sensor data to identify indoor movement patterns.

Bio

Dr Sila-Nowicka is Lecturer in GIScience at the School of Environment, The University of Auckland. She has a PhD in Geoinformatics from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a masters in Geodesy and Cartography from Wroclaw University, Poland. In her recent research she investigates the use of data collected on urban mobility for smart city applications.

 

All are welcome, no registration!


Seminar: Multiscalar Spaces: Deep Mapping the Lake District with Literary GIS

Multiscalar Spaces: Deep Mapping the Lake District with Literary GIS

Speaker: Dr Joanna Taylor, University of Manchester

When: 1pm – 2pm, Thursday 28 November

Location: Digital Lab, Level 2 of the Digital Studio, West Wing of Arts West

For many scholars in literary studies, GIS continue to seem antithetical to the nuanced close reading of individual texts that characterises the discipline. Reporting on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project ‘Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the English Lake District’ (2015-18), this seminar will explore how GIS might be used, to adapt Matthew Jockers’s term, for microanalysis. It will offer an overview of the challenges faced in using GIS for literary study, and explore how the ‘Geospatial Innovation’ project combated some of these issues. The seminar will suggest that a literary approach to mappable data might help uncover experiential meaning in digital projects in ways that situate humanists more centrally in a digital world. For more details or to register visit: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/2ddr


Spatial@Melbourne at Engineering

Spatial@Melbourne is hosting a morning tea session at the School of Engineering to discuss the opportunities for collaboration between the spatial community interested in interdisciplinary projects. We are currently planning to produce a profile of the faculty activities, so please join us if you would like to share the highlights of your research activities. Please contact Stephan Winter for more information or to RSVP.

 

Where: Tea room at Space lab, Level 3, Engineering Block D (Building 176), The University of Melbourne

When: Monday 22 July, 11:00- 11:30 am


Workshop: Introduction to Spatial Analysis in R

The “introduction to spatial analysis in R” workshop is held by Ecology and Evolution PhD program. This is a joint program between the school of BioSciences, school of Geography and school of Ecosystem & Forest Sciences. It gives the PhD students from different schools a chance to interact with each other and it also provides specialised workshops and short courses to improve their quantitative skills.

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Spatial@Melbourne at Science

Spatial@Melbourne is hosting a morning tea session at the Faculty of Science – School of Geography – to discuss the opportunities for collaboration between the spatial community interested in interdisciplinary projects. We are currently planning to produce a profile of the faculty activities, so please join us if you would like to share the highlights of your research activities. Please contact Ian Rutherfurd  for more information or to RSVP.

 

Where: 2nd floor tea room, 221 Bouverie St, School of Geography, The University of Melbourne

When: Thursday June 27th, 10:00-10:30 am


Melbourne Research Bazaar Conference

Looking for digital tools to work smarter in research data analysis, collection and visualisation? Want to know more about support and services on campus for researchers? Want to meet your fellow community? Come to the Research Bazaar (ResBaz) on the 20th and 21st February. The conference is free (with excellent food truck catering!) and open to all researchers on campus. More info and registration: http://resbaz.edu.au/.

Never heard of ResBaz? Check out our video snapshot here.


How Digital Engineering at Lendlease is facilitating the smarter delivery of the iconic Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project

We have the unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the digital engineering around the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project – addressing all who feel affiliated to or are curious about Digital Engineering (note that the two presenters, Melinda Borg and Dominique Berger — Lendlease Engineering– have no approval to talk / answer questions about construction in this project).

When: Wednesday 31 October, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Malaysian Theatre, MSD (basement)

Summary: Digital engineering is an essential tool for any infrastructure project. Digital Engineering can, and does involve a variety of technologies and systems, across a multitude of disciplines. The collaboration and integration of these disparate technologies and systems is where we at Lendlease believe the real value is realised. However, this integration is not always plug-and-play.

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Demystifying Museum Soft Power

You are invited to celebrate the completion of a research project that has sought to define, explain and deconstruct the ‘soft power’ of museums. Spanning museums’ contributions to place branding, urban regeneration and the development of tourism, the concept of ‘soft power’ is an increasingly valuable metric for the GLAM sector, providing a unique set of insights. Click here for more information and registration.

 When: Wednesday, October 24th, 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: The Lab, Level 2 of the Digital Studio, West Wing of Arts West

 


Spatial@Melbourne at Arts

Spatial@Melbourne is hosting an afternoon tea session at the Faculty of Arts to discuss the opportunities for collaboration between the spatial community interested in interdisciplinary projects. The session will include a 5-minute talk by Michael Rigby (AURIN) on Digital Humanities.

Please note the change of venue

Where: Linkway, 4th floor John Medley Building (Building 191), The University of Melbourne

When: Wednesday Oct 3rd, 3:00-3:30pm


FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 – Conference

The overall FOSS4G SotM Oceania event will include a full day of workshops, a 2 day conference, a community day, and social events in the vibrant, yet laid back city of Melbourne. Student registrations are now open and there are a limited number of student registrations at a discounted rate of $250.

The conference is looking for volunteers. For more information about the call for volunteers visit here. Also, if you are interested in being a coordinator (paid opportunity) for the conference contact admin@foss4g-oceania.org.

 


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