Category Archives: Announcements

AURIN Presented at CSDILA International Symposium on Smart Future cities

This week the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA) and Land Victoria hosted an International Symposium on the topic of Smart Future Cities: The Role of Spatial Data and Urban Analytics The event focused on the notion that cities hold the key to a sustainable global future – a concept that underpins […]

Mapping inequality: how does your suburb stack up?

Visit the AURIN Map to see how the other half live, work, drive, earn and more A new online interactive map is showing Australians how our suburbs compare across a range of indicators of disadvantage, including unemployment, income, access to health and financial services, education, potential mortgage stress and others. Australia is the ‘lucky country’, […]

Better cities through data-backed infrastructure planning: new industry-research alliance announced

A new alliance means mapped ‘big data’ will soon help Australian industry, business and government organisations make smarter infrastructure plans and decisions, helping our cities meet their future challenges and saving significant costs. PwC and the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) have announced an alliance agreement to bring together their respective problem-solving skills, analysis […]

Where the wild things are: spatial expertise lends a hand

Ecosystems are inherently spatial. We need to know where different species, land use and human settlements are and how they’re interconnected. Now the science needed to secure the future of Australia’s unique ecosystems in the face of growing pressures will benefit from AURIN’s geospatial expertise. Dr Serryn Eagleson, AURIN’s Data, Business and Applications Manager, has been invited to join […]

2015 iAwards recognition

Our technical innovation has been recognised with an Award of Merit at this year’s state rounds of the iAwards. Judged by the ICT industry, the iAwards recognise achievements of Australian innovators that are positively impacting the community at home, work and internationally. Winners in the Government category are deemed to be outstanding ICT innovators, who […]

AURIN book chapter on smart cities released

We have contributed a chapter to a newly released book ‘Planning Support Systems and Smart Cities’. As the global population continues to grow and an increasing number of people move to cities, there is need for ambitious approaches to provide urban information infrastructures and analytical tools to support smart urban design and planning. We outline […]

AURIN/ERSA Urban Geospatial Workshop @ the University of Adelaide

This workshop will introduce the South Australian eResearch community to AURIN. The AURIN Portal allows users to intuitively access some 2000 datasets that can be interrogated, visualised and analysed through a suite of open-source components. This forms part of an e-infrastructure facilitating access to distributed datasets to help urban researchers understand urban patterns and help […]

AURIN and QCIF sponsoring prize at GovHack Brisbane 2015

Solve a hacking challenge at this year’s GovHack to win $1500 and kudos! AURIN is co-sponsoring the prize with QCIF at this year’s event being held the University of Queensland, Brisbane from 3-5 July. GovHack invites participants from those in the community who want to unlock the potential of data, innovation and entrepreneurism. We will also be present […]

Walk to Work Day a wake up call, say experts

Urban planners have a bigger role to play in fighting obesity according to health and urban research experts at the University of Melbourne. Public health researcher Professor Billie Giles-Corti said the data, maps and tools exist to improve ‘walkability’ in Melbourne, and Friday’s Walk to Work Day presented an opportunity to consider how to make […]

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