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Geostationary Satellites

Australian Orienteer Summer Edition is Mapped

Orienteering map technology The coming edition of the Australian Orienteer carries three articles relating to technology and orienteering maps. (more…)

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Shape File Import now in OCAD 12 Orienteering

Import ESRI Shape files on OCAD 12 Orienteering edition This very useful function was previously only in Professional edtion. From OCAD 12 v12.1.2 it is in Orienteering edition. The only difference from Professional is that although you can view the associated dBase file data during the import set up, that file will not be imported […]

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ELVIS rocks with LiDAR contours

ELVIS delivers 1m, 5m, 25m contours – free! ELVIS is Geoscience Australia’s new elevation information system. It is free, licenced under Creative Commons and makes public LiDAR data very accessible. Thank you to Russell Rigby, mapping convenor ONSW who made me aware of ELVIS. The LiDAR data available is; SRTM-derived 1 Second Digital Elevation Models […]


From GPS and Google Maps to Spatial Computing

Curious about spatial computing? Or more than curious? This course from the University of Minnesota via Coursera delves into spatial computing for geographic information systems (GIS). Now that might seem heavy going but the course caters for three different goals of participants; Curiosity – learn about one or two spatial concepts of interest to you […]


Online Mapping Course Returns

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution This free online course is back again. Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. (more…)