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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Funding available for GIS skills training

If you are an Australian SME in the spatial information business, you may be eligible for up subsidies of up to 75% of the costs of staff training.

The Spatial Information Business Association (SIBA) is coordinating submissions to the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF). Though primarily aimed at SIBA member organisations, this opportunity is open to non-members as well.

There is a very short deadline though - firms need to register their interest by Monday 13 February 2012!

The details are set out in an email (below) from SIBA board member George Havakis.

Good luck!

Friday, February 3, 2012

GeoNext – Why ‘Where’ Matters

I am proud and pretty pumped to be on the advisory committee for the first ‘GeoNext’ conference, to be held in Sydney on 29 February.

As I’ve written before, what I’ve been missing in Australia/NZ is an event that bridges the gap between the ‘traditional’ geo-community (read: surveyors and spatial analysts) and the neo-geographers: the (young) upstarts who’ve discovered new and wonderful things to do with location, such a location-based marketing, web 2.0 and gaming.