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:

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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:

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

GIScience 2018 Melbourne

GIScience 2018 will be held in Melbourne. In a joint bid of RMIT University and the University of Melbourne we were successful to bring this international scientific flagship conference ‘home’, with strong support from its steering committee. GIScience covers emerging topics and fundamental research findings across all sectors of Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics.


3D Australia 2017 Conference

The 3D Australia 2017 is held in Melbourne from 24 – 27 October 2017. 3D Australia 2017 comprises the 3D GeoInfo Conference, the 1st international workshop on BIM and GIS integration and 3D Cadastre symposium and training.

Further details are now available on the website about the themes for the conference and workshops, as well as information concerning registration, paper submissions and accommodation options.

Submissions will open on March 15 2017.

Asialink workshop on Smart Cities: The Possibilities of Data-Led Infrastructure

Researchers from the Geomatics discipline of the Dept. of Infrastructure Engineering have contributed a set of presentations to the Asialink Australia-Indonesia Leaders program focused on Smart Cities. Prof. Stephan Winter, Dr. Mohsen Kalantari, A/Prof Allison Kealy, Dr. Kourosh Khoshelham and Dr. Martin Tomko presented their research covering Smart Travel, Building Information Models, Positioning, Tracking and Movement Data Analysis in both indoor and outdoor city environments. Smart cities are an area of strong expertise at the University of Melbourne and the Geomatics discipline significantly contributes to the research efforts towards better urban sensing and management.

PRISM^2 Workshop: Introduction to geovisualisation with infectious disease data

Geovisualisation is a set of tools and techniques for the visual exploration, analysis, synthesis and presentation of geospatial data. Given that infectious disease data often have important spatio-temporal components, geovisualisation can aid research by helping reveal patterns in data that assist with understanding and decision making.

On November 22, a number of researchers from across Spatial@Melbourne will run an Introduction to geovisualisation with infectious disease data Workshop for our colleagues in the PRISM² Centre for Research Excellence in Policy Relevant Infectious diseases Simulation and Mathematical Modelling.

This one day workshop will provide an introduction to using geovisualisation with infectious disease data. It will cover the basics of spatial data, together with its manipulation, linking, visualization and analysis. It will provide practical experience using several software platforms including the AURIN Portal (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network), QGIS (a free and open-source geographic information system application) and the R statistics package. The practical exercises will make use of empirical data sets and participants are also encouraged to bring their own data.

The workshop will be taught by Dr Michael Rigby and Dr Martin Tomko from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and Dr Jack Barton from AURIN.

The University at the ITS World Congress

The 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems takes place 10-14 October in Melbourne, and you can meet the University of Melbourne at Booth 713D in the exhibition hall. Volunteering students and staff, easy to recognize in their University colours, will give the booth a friendly face, which promises “World-Leading Research in Intelligent Transportation: Transport analytics, Transport optimization, Transport safety, Transport economy, Sensing and positioning, Freight”. Remember: Thursday and Friday are public days with free access to the exhibition. Come along and support the team.

At the congress staff will present their peer-reviewed papers, and students may participate at the Smart Cities Hackathon (let us know!). Only in one congress activity we could not participate: the Global University Grand Challenge. This activity was organized by us together with HERE (

I would like to thank all helpers, sponsors, and volunteers.

Check the congress website at:

Contact: Stephan Winter (

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