Australian professionals are being offered one-day courses on the basics of simulating scenarios and situations.
Introduction to Simulation in Australasia (Simulation 101) will clarify the escalating needs, uses and potentials of computer models and simulations across a whide range of industries. It will explain basic concepts that are critical for simulation practitioners and analysts – including fidelity and resolution of images and models, standards and specifications, simulations of Read More
How did the Virtual Australia vision begin?
The earliest published document using the term 'Virtual Australia' (VA) appears to have been an April 2005 presentation by University of Melbourne geomatics academics Abbas Rajabifard, Andrew Binns and Ian Williamson to the Cairo conference of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association. It was titled Development of a Virtual Australia Utilising an SDI Enabled Platform.
From June to December 2005, a small group of Victorian public servants Read More
During the Second World War, a camera-equipped plane flew over greater Sydney to create a montage of aerial photographs of the metropolitan area. Commissioned by the then NSW Department of Main Roads, these 1943 images are now being published, with contemporary aerial photos of exactly the same areas, as part of the NSW Government's new system for public access to land information, visualised via the satellite imagery of Google Earth.
NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Andrew Read More
Perth and Munich satellite science researchers have produced the world's first high-resolution global maps of discrepancies in the Earth's gravity field.
The new maps highlight unexpectedly large variations of free-fall gravity in different parts of the world – with the smallest discrepancies seen on a summit in the South American Andes and the largest near the North Pole. Strongly positive anomalies (eg. Papua New Guinea) are shown on the maps in red and strongly negative anomalies (eg. Read More