2014 Sessions

In total, there were 24 fantastic TransportCamp sessions that were proposed during 'agenda setting'. You can take a look at the final agenda matrix.

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AURIN Workshop

Session coverage by guest blogger Ian Lo

Session Details 

  • Presented by Jack Barton (LinkedIn) and Xavier Goldie (LinkedIn)
  • Location: Room One
  • Time: Session #3 (12:20pm - 12:55pm)
  • Number of Attendees: 23
  • Format: Workshop and Q&A

Jack Barton is Senior Research Associate, Urban Data and eResearch Facilitator at AURIN  (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network) and Xavier Goldie is an Urban Data and e-Research Officer at AURIN

 Jack demonstrating some of the function of the AURIN portal

Jack demonstrating some of the function of the AURIN portal

Key summary points:

  • Open Source Geospatial Laboratory - http://osgeolab.unimelb.edu.au/

  • The AURIN is accessible for free with an .edu.au account
  • https://portal.aurin.org.au/ - fully accessible to any .edu.au members or .gov.au members upon application

  • A huge variety of spatial data from different sources.

  • Maps and visual representations

    • including bicycle counters, walkability, connectivity

  • Able downloadable as zip files and openable in QGIS (an open source GIS software, 400MB, free) as vector files

  • Open Trip Planner - analyses the best possible route from one place to another

  • Most people are non-experts in most aspects (most people are experts only in a certain field, such as transport planning, but not immigration policies) - that’s why AURIN is a good visual representation which explains concepts to most people quite well.