Category Archives: Australia

You and 600,000 Others Want the Best Job in the World!

TweetWant the best job in the World? If so you’ll need to battle over 600,000 others (90,000 Americans alone) for the title according to the Australia Tourism Bureau. Vying for jobs like, Chief Funster, Outback Adventurer and Taste Master, American … Continue reading

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South Pacific Island of Samoa Changes International Dateline

TweetHave you checked your International Dateline map data layer recently? Chances are that it’s incorrect! Yes indeed, the dateline has changed and you may not know about it. That’s because in December, 2011 the tiny Island nation of Samoa decided … Continue reading

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Atlas of New South Wales (Beta) Goes Online With ArcGIS Server 10

TweetThe Land and Property Management Agency of the NSW Government has recently rolled out a new interactive Atlas – Enter the Atlas of New South Wales. Using the resource, users can quickly and easily secure information about NSW including some … Continue reading

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Cyclone Yasi, Australia, Compared to the USA

TweetYou may be aware that there’s currently a massive cyclone bearing down on Northern Queensland, Australia – just what they need on the heels of the massive flooding that’s affected the region recently! I’ve been following tweets from the region … Continue reading

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Queensland / Brisbane Australia Floods – Ignite Brisbane tip for donating to the flood appeal

TweetI’m a subscriber to an email discussion group for organizers of Global Ignite events. A recent post from Australia got my attention.  Given that Global Ignite events serve to promote and bring together local communities, it seems appropriate that Ignite … Continue reading

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Brisbane Launches Virtual Brisbane 3D City Model

TweetSome cool news from the Brisbane local government down-under as the City rolls out a new, virtual City to residents via Brisbane 3D.  The 3D city model was built by AAM utilising aerial laser data and Pictometryr multi angle oblique … Continue reading

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Ignite Spatial 3 Taking Place During FOSS4G

TweetEver been to an Ignite event? Well, the Aussies got it right because down there they’ve taken Ignite to a whole new level – enter Ignite Spatial 3. This latest installment of Ignite Spatial is being conveniently held to coincide … Continue reading

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Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) A Census of Marine Life

TweetHere’s an interesting data-rich resource for those interesting in data on locations of marine animals and plants… OBIS is a web-based provider of global geo-referenced information on marine species. We contain expert species level and habitat level databases and provide … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Digital Elevation Data

TweetA tip… ICSM has released a new publication titled ‘ICSM Guidelines for Digital Elevation Data’. The aim is to provide guidelines and recommendations for acquiring elevation data depicting the earth’s surface based. It represent a first cut in the preparation … Continue reading

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Spatial Information Exchange (Australia)

TweetData tip — Need imagery from down-under? The SIX Gateway provides a single entry point through which to search, access and utilise the wealth of geospatial services and data managed by Lands, in many cases free of charge. It also … Continue reading

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Spatial Information Exchange (SIX)

TweetData tip — Need imagery from down-under? The SIX Gateway provides a single entry point through which to search, access and utilise the wealth of geospatial services and data managed by Lands, in many cases free of charge. It also … Continue reading

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ZoomIn takes aim at Google maps down under

TweetExploring Australia or finding places just got alot easier… ZoomIn lets you add your own places to the community map, create groups of places, upload photos and leave comments. Developers can work with ZoomIn technology in several different ways. ProjectX … Continue reading

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