Location is inherently a core part of Australia's First Nation's culture and GIS technology is now assisting in the education of all Australians by providing additional insight and context to aboriginal heritage through maps. Andrew Dowding and Paul Farrell discuss the connection between GIS and aboriginal communities, the importance of digitally documenting indigenous knowledge through maps and their joint venture, Winyama.
In this episode:
0:51 Andrew, as the managing director of an indigenous digital mapping company, what led you down this career path?
2:42 Over the last 12 months a partnership has formed between Tarruru and NGIS called Winyama, what is the major aim of Winyama?
6:37 What are some of the ways maps and GIS can be used within indigenous communities?
10:34 What careers can young indigenous Australian's pursue in the geospatial industry with regard to educating others about their aboriginal heritage?
16:35 Tarruru was the main partner for Australia's first Indigenous Mapping Workshop in 2018, what were some of the key takeaways from this event?
Winyama Website - www.winyama.com.au
Muru View - https://dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/muruview/
Aboriginal Heritage Inquiry System (AHIS) - https://maps.daa.wa.gov.au/AHIS/
Gambay languages map - http://www.gambay.com.au/map
Atlas of living Australia - http://regions.ala.org.au/#rt=States+and+territories
The Anthropological Society of Australasian Survey - Aboriginal place - https://dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/weemala/