An AURIN workshop is a great opportunity to break down the AURIN Workbench and other spatial tools and to dive deep into the data access and analytics available through our platform.

What will we learn?

Participants in the AURIN workshop will explore the extensive data repositories and extract information about Australian cities. Using the user friendly yet sophisticated tools contained within the AURIN portal, participants can mould this information into visible and sharable knowledge. Until now, much of this information has remained behind closed doors. AURIN enables access to this data for policy decision makers and planning professionals across all urban fields, letting users discover and mash-up data, information and knowledge.

Attendees will be able to expand their skills in GIS with our QGIS tutorial, access data through the AURIN Portal and AURIN OpenAPI. We will learn how to interoperate between systems (AURIN Portal and QGIS) for maximum analysis impact.

Participants can undertake comparative analyses to study health data, analyse revealing socio-economic information, investigate walkability of neighbourhoods and more. Familiarity with these metrics is essential to understanding patterns of urban development and to best inform smart urban growth for a sustainable future.

Should I take part?

The workshop is open to all academic and government researchers who wish to learn more about AURIN and the potential to incorporate a spatial decision support aspect to their research.

No prior experience of GIS or data is required.

BYO laptop – Please bring along your laptop and recharge cable. The workshop is 6 hours so your battery may not last!

10am to 3pm Friday 30th June @ RMIT – Storey Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne.

Proposed Itinerary for the day:

10-11 Intro to Spatial with map.aurin

11-1 AURIN Portal

1-2 Out to Lunch (Lunch not provided)

2-3 Interoperating with QGIS and the AURIN OpenAPI

Any queries please contact our organiser:

This AURIN Workshop is proudly supported by RMIT Centre for Urban Research


Green Brain (Conference Room 1 & 2) RMIT University Storey Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


30 June 2017