SV Maps is a mapping company owned by Spatial Vision. We design, create and publish a range of award-winning and innovative digital and hard copy maps to assist people plan their adventures or next holiday. Darren Edwards, founder of Trail Hiking Australia, gave us some of his top overnight hikes which are easily accessible from Melbourne

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Geocart’2018 conference held in Wellington, New Zealand. Geocart is a bi-annual conference jointly organized by the New Zealand Cartographic Society and the Australian & New Zealand Map Society (ANZmaps).

The proposed development of the Suburban Rail Loop (or rather horseshoe) promises to provide much-needed rail connections between Melbourne’s radial rail network. One of the proposed nodes Box Hill is already pointing the way with respect to major residential development as a leading metropolitan activity centre.

Kepler allows users to easily present their data in a few simple clicks and can produce more advanced looking representations for those willing to use other software. During my time with Kepler I became aware of the stark difference between a data visualisation tool and a fully fledged GIS software platform.

Creating a web app takes lots of moving parts, and the way that these moving parts hang together is often hard to picture. Talking about different frameworks and stacks and the hot new javascript library – if you’re not a web developer who diligently reads their tech blogs every morning, it is easy to get lost.

There is no doubt that climate change is no longer just a threat, it is a real and present danger that is increasingly impacting the lives of many people and the natural world. The question is what are we doing about it?

Access to up-to-date, reliable data is critical to improving social and economic outcomes. However, data is only useful if it can be accessed and understood. The Victorian Women’s Health Atlas was developed and launched by Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) in 2015 - in partnership with Spatial Vision - to assist in the identification of gender impacts across six priority health areas.

Reflecting on the recent National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 2018 Climate Adaptation Conference held in Melbourne there were several themes that stand out for me.

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