November 19 is the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual celebration of geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. Come along and be a part of the festivities by attending Brisbane GIS Day at QUT Gardens Point Campus. http://www.gisday.com.au/event/program/
An exciting program includes plenty of ‘spatial’ opportunities to trial Google Glass and other wearable devices.
QUT Library’s own Spatial DataFinder makes it easy for researchers to find and access information about spatial research datasets. Records published in Spatial Data Finder are also published in Research Data Australia (RDA) which is the national registry of research datasets.
QUT Library has partnered with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) on their Major Open Data Collections (MODC) initiative. The QUT/ANDS project aims to identify research datasets with spatial or geo-referencing information and provide descriptions of the data to the research community via QUT’s data registry, Spatial Data Finder. This project aligns with the open data initiatives of QUT and the Queensland Government, a project partner.
The project team, consisting of Colin Eustace (Project Manager) and Jodie Vaughan (Research Data Librarian), has been working with researchers in the Institute for Future Environments (IFE) to identify and describe spatial and geospatial datasets created by QUT, as well as representatives from various Queensland Government departments, including the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
I’m an Urban and Regional Planning student at QUT Gardens Point and I’d like to be notified of any resources, events, educational opportunities relating to GIS and using Arc GIS software. This is an important part of my field of study and an important piece of software to become competent in using.
Thanks for your comment to the Blog. The QUT Library has quite a few resources on learning ArcGIS such as Mastering ArcGIS / Maribeth Price. ; Introducing geographic information systems with ArcGIS: a workbook approach to learning GIS / Michael Kennedy, Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases [electronic resource]. plus many more. Don’t hesitate to drop by a Library Helpdesk for help finding more resources to help you master GIS software. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Library BLog so you don’t miss any relevant posts!