The CAUL Hub was well represented at the 10th GIScience 2018 conference held at RMIT University in Melbourne from 29-31 August.
The international conference has been running since 2000 and brings together industry, government and academics to share advances in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and its diverse applications. Billie Giles-Corti from the RMIT Centre for Urban Research spoke as keynote speaker on using spatial data for urban liveability. CAUL researchers and others presented two papers on how high-resolution satellite imagery can help us understand the relationship between temperature and urban vegetation structure, and the factors that drive tree canopy cover in residential neighbourhoods. This urban green space research represents an exciting collaboration between CSIRO, the University of Western Australia and RMIT University that looks at how urban greening activities can be implemented in consolidating cities. Find out more here.