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.


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.


FOSS4G SotM Oceania – Student registrations

There is a limited number of student registrations for FOSS4G OCeania, which will go first to students who are presenting at the conference (presentations or workshops). As a reminder, presentation submissions are due on 31 August, so get your abstracts ready!

Any remaining student registrations will be released in mid-October and will be first come, first served. See the Registration page for more details on the different registrations available”


View this link to get more information:  https://foss4g-oceania.org/news/student-registrations-will-be-available

Day registration for GIScience 2018

Some special day tickets are available for GIScience 2018 for $100 ($50 for the Friday half-day). These tickets are only open to researchers at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and only available until 19th August. They don’t include any social events/goodie bags etc., only the technical program. So, in case you don’t fancy registering for the whole conference, but still fancy seeing some of the technical program (see: http://giscience.org/full-conference-program/) there is an option to register for just one day of your choice here.

Open Data Survey

The University of Melbourne has partnered with the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) in Victoria, Australia to develop a survey on open data. The survey, Open Data in Practice: Attitudes of Government Agency Workers, is now open to participants. It aims to capture the attitudes of open data workers and other stakeholders towards open data and evaluate the current state of open data policies across Australia.

To complete the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5C5MW6G

For more information about this research project, see https://networkedsociety.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/active/open-data-practice

Using Geographic Information in a HASS Virtual Lab: Geocoding Requirements

Researchers in the humanities are increasingly adopting new technologies and engaging with a variety of digital resources and services. With the increasing availability of both historic and real-time data, there is an increasing opportunity for researchers to harness the power of geographic information (GI) to support exploration, analysis and presentation tasks. The goal of this 2 hour interactive workshop is to principally understand how HASS researchers using GI can be supported with geocoding tools.

Audience: Researchers with direct experience using geographic information and geocoding tools are encouraged to attend.

When: Thursday, 3rd May, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm.

Where: The Lab, Level 2 of the Digital Studio, West Wing of Arts West (access via the rear lift).

More details can be found here.

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