The march towards the adoption of GDA2020 continues, and one of the great things to have come out of this is the move away from the term “dynamic datum” to “earth-fixed datum”.
Not sure what the difference is?
Why it’s super interesting and you should care?
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Sometimes, you just need to see your research area to help get a handle on what you are doing. There are a number of online tools that can help you get an overview of your site, here are some to get you started:
These are services that cover the globe:
Some Australian States have viewing Portals for State spatial data: Read More
I came across this YouTube video from The Verge today which, I think, does a great job of explaining why you want to put a little bit of effort into managing your passwords.
Whatever ‘system’ you use, if you are using the same password (or set of passwords) everywhere, you are leaving yourself vulnerable and courting trouble. Yes, you can never be 100% assured that you will never be hacked – but managing your passwords reduces your risk, increases your ability to respond quickly should it ever happen, and just makes good sense 🙂
Curious about UAVs or just needing to check up on the current state of play with the technology and legislation?
While you need to be a CHOICE member to benefit from their lab tests, just seeing which ones they have tested can be interesing. The CHOICE article is worth a read as it provides a neat, up-to-date, summary on:
It also provides links to these two very useful resources:
Making Maps: The Good, The Bad, and the What the?!?
We’ve all seen them, those maps and data visualisations that have caused us to scratch our heads in bewilderment, or worse…
The scope for potential bafflement is limitless, unfortunately 😦
And if you are confident your design / map-storytelling skills are spot on, where do those data citations need to go again?
Bring your favourite maps (good, bad, or spectacular for other reasons!) or a map you are working on (if you are feeling brave 😉 ) and come talk all things cartography and spatial data visualisation with us at the second last SALtech session for 2017!
SEES Map Library and Collaboration Space at 12pm on Tuesday 5th Sept. Don’t forget to let me know you’re coming:
[edit: rsvp form removed]