Student Recognised with International Scholarship
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Billy Haworth has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the International Association of Wildland Fire.
Billy’s research recognises that natural disaster events remind us of the importance of geographic information in all aspects of disaster management. A new stream of online user-generated geospatial data termed volunteered geographic information (VGI) presents new opportunities for the creation and dissemination of disaster-related geographic data from a dense network of intelligent observers.
Touch Table Wins Regional Inclusion & Community iAward
PhD student Mark Brown from the University of Tasmania recently won the Regional, Inclusion and Community Award for his innovative ‘Preparing for Bushfire’ Touch Table collaborative project.
Mark Brown said; “the system is designed to inspire residents to prepare their properties for bushfire. Residents use touches and model objects to interact with a custom map on a 40in touch table to view their home in the surrounding environment and evaluate how it might be at risk in a bushfire”.