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August 2015

Geoscience Australia’s Open Day

August 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Geoscience Australia, Corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Avenue,
Canberra, nsw Australia
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Free

The open day will be an opportunity to explore the work being done by Geoscience Australia scientists to provide geospatial information to develop Australia’s resource wealth, better prepare communities for natural disasters, enhance Australia’s water security, manage Australia’s vast marine jurisdiction and grow the geoscience knowledge of Australia   Venue: Geoscience Australia, Canberra Cost: FREE  

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Maps for family research (NSW)

August 27, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
NSW State Library, Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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A beginners guide to how a map can shed light on your family history and ancestors. The talk will focus on maps in the collection and  rarely seen maps will be on display. The talk is part of the National family history month series hosted by the NSW State Library. Free, but booking is essential.

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Student Spatial Technology Day

August 29, 2015

Geography Teachers Association QLD Your Year 10 students can get hands-on with some really cool digital geographical tools that can be used at home or school, see a UAV in action and find out about how they are changing our world for the better. They can also hear some of Queensland’s smartest academics talk about the latest in digital geography and careers in this exciting field. This is a free event for Year 10 Students

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October 2015

The Map that Changed the World

October 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way
Newcastle , nsw 2300 Australia
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Hunter Earth Discussion Group and Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia present 'Williams Smith and the first geological map of the UK' public talk. About the talk: William Smith’s geological map of England, Wales and southern Scotland was the first national-scale geology map ever produced. Published in 1815, the map not only revolutionalised geological thinking, mapping and visualization, but also led to the development of coal, water, mineral and other resources across the southern United Kingdom. The importance of Smith’s map was not…

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