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Queensland Globe: Hands on with Queensland geography
February 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM$25 – $40
This class is offered via Zoom. Limited to 4 participants ONLY.
Geography shapes our history and hence the lives of our ancestors. Queensland Globe is an interactive mapping website providing access to the spatial information held by the Queensland Government. It is a powerful tool with an extensive array of information that can be overlaid on the maps, but it can be overwhelming for the beginner. This hands-on session will be aimed at beginners including navigating around the Globe, searching for locations by a range of methods, obtaining information about a particular place, and working with the hundreds of built-in data layers (some of which will be included in the presentation).
Some of the limitations of the Qld Globe will also be discussed. Note that Queensland Globe primarily deals with current information rather than historical information, but, as you will see, current information still reveals a lot of historical information, and helps us better understand the lives of our Queensland ancestors.
Please note: As this is a hands-on computer-based session, participants should be confident with basic computer skills, using keyboard and mouse, copying and pasting
About the presenter
Kerry Raymond is a retired computer science researcher and professor. Her interests in retirement are Queensland local and family history and Queensland geography.