July 9th, 10th, 11TH in PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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The Indigenous Mapping Workshop will be back again in 2019 and this time we are heading to Perth!

We will be providing more information shortly, we hope to see you again for #IMWau2019

Indigenous Mappers! You can still access the 2018 IMW training materials here.

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2018 IMW Participants, Sydney, Australia

Providing Geospatial capacity for the indigenous community

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop (IMW) and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous leadership, agencies, and communities to support Indigenous rights and interests.

The IMW brand was started by Steve DeRoy from Firelight group in Canada. Steve partnered with Google Earth Outreach for their first workshop and now it has been running successfully for six years.

The workshop was also successfully launched in New Zealand with Moka Apiti from Digital Navigators, the event has now been running for the past four years. In 2018, Australia hosted its inaugural IMW with Andrew Dowding of Tarruru as its Australian partner.

"HAVING FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE LIKE STEVE, MOKA AND ANDREW THERE WAS AWESOME, AS THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THE CULTURAL CHALLENGES ARE THAT WE FACE WHEN MAPPING”

  • IMW Australia attendee, 2018
2018 IMW Participants, Sydney, Australia

imw 2019 COMES TO PERTH, western australia

We are pleased to announce that the IMW will take place this year in Perth, Western Australia.

The aim of the 2019 workshop is to increase the number of attendee’s who participate in the event and broaden the scope of technology training offered. The event will run on the 9th, 10th and 11th July 2019. The event registration and application vetting process will take place from April 2019 – July 2019 to ensure that the attendee’s selected fit the profile required to receive the training.

Workshop dates: 9th, 10th and 11th of July, 2019.

What you'll learn

Participants will have the opportunity to hear success stories, learn & share best practices, and will receive training on free and practical Google mapping tools, which participants can use to collect, host, visualize, share and publish map data, supporting communities to make informed decisions about their lands and water. Sessions may explore themes highlighted at Indigenous Mapping Workshops in Canada and New Zealand, including traditional land use and occupancy studies, environmental monitoring, and inter-generational knowledge transfer. The technical training will be co-led by Google Earth Outreach and Indigenous mapping practitioners with years of practical experience in the field.

Training modules will allow participants to learn the following:

  • Building quick and easy online maps that are collaborative and interactive
  • Creating maps from spreadsheets of data
  • Using Google Earth to guide a discussion about the landscape and record sites of significance
  • Bringing GIS and GPS data into Google Earth for visualization
  • Setting up a mobile data collection project that allows you to create survey forms, deploy them to Android phones and collect data (including GPS) offline in the field to be visualized on a map.
  • Telling a map-based narrative story that guides your audience across the land and water
  • Capturing your own 360-degree Street View images to take people on virtual visits to the land
Using satellite imagery to facilitate discussion at a community meeting in Sanikiluaq, NU, Canada
The Ngarluma Ngurra Cultural Map: a Google Earth experience designed to provide an insight into Ngarluma culture and relationship to country.

REGISTRATION TO ATTEND THE IMW 2019 WILL OPEN IN MARCH

2018 IMW participants in Sydney, Australia

Who Should Apply

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is for members of, or people working directly with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities or organizations in Australia. Preference will be given to:

  • Decision-makers and mapping or technology specialists
  • Applicants who demonstrate interest and ability to implement and make effective use of Google mapping technology within their community
  • Applicants who are currently working on mapping projects, or are planning mapping projects in their communities.

In order to ensure space for a diverse group of participants, there is a maximum of two participants per community or organisation.

IMW Planning Committee

Questions? Please contact us at andrew.dowding@winyama.com.au

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are accepting applications for sponsorship of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop 2019. Sponsorship of the IMW 2019 is perfect for companies who are passionate about building capacity within Indigenous communities or looking to contribute to the targets set by their Reconciliation Action Plan.

Monetary sponsorships will cover important costs that will enable participants and keynote speakers from remote Indigenous communities to attend the workshop, broaden the scope and depth of training provided, contribute to the running of the workshop and cover the costs for branded collateral.

In-kind donations from companies who wish to contribute IT equipment, AV, catering, accommodation, printing materials will be considered.

All sponsor logos will be featured on event communications and physical branding on the day.

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Andrew Dowding: andrew.dowding@winyama.com.au