Category: Good Practice

Aerial Photos are not Maps.

Why aerial photo are not maps and dipping a toe into the differences between ortho- and geo- rectification.

World Back Up Day

Don’t be an April Fool.
Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.

Password Management

Do you know why and how to manage your passwords?

The Verge put out a YouTube video earlier this year that does a good job of explaining the answers to both these questions…

SALtech – Sept 2017

Making Maps: The Good, The Bad, and the What the?!?
SEES Map Library and Collaboration Space at 12pm on Tuesday 5th Sept.
RSVP online – thanks 🙂

GPS Trip Planning

If you are going out into the field and have enough flexibility in your planning to factor in getting the best possible satellite coverage for your GPS data collection, the Trimble GNSS Planning Online tool is definitely worth checking out.

Sharing a Shapefile

How to share a shapefile with your colleagues 🙂

Scratch Space Reminder

This is a gentle reminder that the local drives (which includes the desktop!) of the machines in SAL are ScRAtcH SPaCe. And if reading those words wasn’t the visual equivalent of nails down a chalkboard, I am going to have to try harder next…

Academic Writing – help is available!

Inspired by several recent questions about writing up while I have been doing tech support in TOL, here are some resources that might help! As with everything, key tips include: plan your use of these resources, & allow time to get the benefit of…

Cyber Security Seminar for Students

The University Information Management and Technology Services (IMTS) is running a Cyber Security Seminar for Students on Wednesday 21st September at 12.30 in Building 20.4 on the Main Campus. If you are interested in learning more about how to protect your identity and personal…

Field Work Planning – Have you done yours?

It can be kind of liberating to get out into the field early in a new research project. Without a sampling strategy and data collection plan though, you are probably wasting your limited research money 😦 Fortunately, there are heaps of ways to get…