Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Workshop

Xavier Goldie – Outreach Manager, AURIN1

1Australin Urban Research Infrastructure Network, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3000, Australia,



  • Is this workshop half-day or full-day?

Half Day

  • Who is the primary presenter for the workshop?

Xavier Goldie

  • Does the workshop include a hands-on component?




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.

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, accessing data through the AURIN Portal and AURINMap. 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.

Please provide an outline of the workshop content using the following format.

  1. Intro to AURIN

        20 minutes

  1. Using AURIN Map

        30 Miniutes

  1. Using the AURIN Portal

        60 minutes

  1. Interoperating with QGIS

        60 minutes


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.


Participants should bring a laptop, and should, if possible, install QGIS prior to attending the workshop (free Open Source GIS, available at




Xavier Goldie is Outreach Manager at AURIN

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