Press Release – Brisbane History in Stone and Brick

For immediate release – Geo Tourism App for G20

Brisbane History in Stone and Brick
By: Ken Moule – Brisbane Australia

In addition to the sand and gravel that makes up the ubiquitous concrete structures, our cities are built from an exciting variety of geological material. In Brisbane these range from the warm brown sandstone of iconic structures such as the City Hall and Parliament house to granites and exotic marbles from around the world.

The Queensland Division of the Geological Society of Australia chronicled these fascinating materials as a self-guided walking tour for the International Geological Congress in 2012.

The tour has recently been extended and built into a mobile app that will be available to the public in time for G20. The app presents a GPS linked map with hot-links to the history of each building and details of the building stones used along with both recent and historical photographs.

The mobile App was configured through the Global GBM Enterprise Mobility suite from content provided by the Geological Society. This app will open Brisbane up to the growing market for Geo Tourism.

The App is available for free download from the Google and Apple stores.

Download on the App Store

Android app on Google Play


To learn more, please contact
Ken Moule, Chief Technical Officer, Global GBM, Level 2, 143 Charlotte Street Brisbane
+ 61 7 3210 0741

Global GBM is a world leading developer of Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

From its head office in Charlotte Street Brisbane, the company delivers map enabled mobile apps to government and businesses across the globe.

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The Geological Society of Australia is a peak professional body with a charter to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

Geologists Friedrich von Gnielinski and John Siemon of the Queensland Division are the lead authors.

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