What do a threatened parrot, a ‘lost’ Aboriginal dictionary and an Antarctic marine protected area have in common?
Believe it or not, they’re all part of the history of Geomancia, a not-for-profit company and registered charity based in Bathurst.
“Our back story is pretty unusual,” Geomancia’s managing director Angela McCauley said.
“Because we work with local communities, often in very remote areas, the work we do really depends on the community’s priorities.
“Sometimes we make maps of country, customise technology to suit local applications or run workshps on anything from Landcare Action Planning to business software.”
This perhaps goes some way to explaining why Geomancia is now the proud owner of a giant placemark crafted by the team at Bathurst signs, which they will use to promote a free workshop in Forbes.
The free workshop series, coming to Forbes on May 23 and 24, is all about boosting the internet profile of local businesses leveraging the online map services of Google, Apple and Microsoft.
The project is funded by the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program and supported by the NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development.
The workshops are supported by Forbes Shire Council and the Business Enterprise Centre.
Register your interest in either a morning or evening workshop online at www.geomancia.com.au under Programs, Digital Economy.