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Happy GIS Day!

WE can't promise that they'll be cake as GIS Day celebrations. 'Globe Cake' by mary (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
We can’t promise that there will be cake at GIS Day celebrations. ‘Globe Cake’ by mary (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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.

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.

Gavin Winter demonstrated The Cube Globe at QUT's Gardens Point campus. Photo courtesy of QUT Media
Gavin Winter demonstrated The Cube Globe at QUT’s Gardens Point campus. Photo courtesy of QUT Media

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.


  1. Simon Audus

    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.