The Indigenous Mapping Workshop Australia (IMW) is a social initiative that seeks to develop and advance the use of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous leadership, agencies and communities.
IMW achieves this by providing tailored geospatial training, support and resources to indigenous students in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations within Australia.
Run by Winyama with the support of Esri Australia, IMW’s courses use the ArcGIS platform to develop students’ skills in data collection, advanced analytics, cultural mapping and heritage preservation techniques.
Armed with these geospatial skills and technology, IMW participants can ensure traditional information and knowledge is managed in a best-practice context within Aboriginal ranger programs, language and cultural projects, natural resource management initiatives and native title organisations.
Apply to join the Workshops
From the 22 September 2020, IMW is delivering its training virtually – providing participants around the country with on-demand access to a range of training courses.
The program is designed for members of, or people working directly with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities or organisations within Australia.
If you’re interested in participating in IMW Australia – On Demand, please submit an application via the Indigenous Mapping Workshop Australia website.
Beyond building geospatial capabilities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, IMW creates a unique opportunity for cultural knowledge exchange.
The Kullilli Bulloo River Aboriginal Corporation scholarship recipients plan to use financial assistance to bolster mapping knowledge, helping their community connect to country and culture.