Locate Connect mini conference to kick off next week

By on 1 July, 2020

The online mini-conference features 21 speakers and a late-afternoon program running for two hours each day.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic on the eve of Locate team has been flat out preparing a digital program to keep Australasia’s spatial professionals connected abreast of greater industry developments — all whilst preparing for Locate 21.

These efforts have culminated in the Locate Connect online event program, making much of the cutting-edge lectures, keynotes and workshops slated for the postponed 2020 event available to those that had registered to attend.

The jewel in the crown of this excellent series is the Locate Connect mini online conference, taking place in a daily two-hour slot from Wednesday July 8 to Friday July 10.

Those registered for Locate 20 or Locate 21 can attend free. See the full program below, and register here if you haven’t already.


Chair: Mary-Ellen Feeney

1530 – Welcome and Introductions
1540 – PLENARY ADDRESS – Spatial Digital Twin – The New Digital Workbench, Bruce Thompson, ANZLIC, NSW
1600 – A Modernised 3D Digital Cadastre underpins a Smart City, Craig Sandy, Surveyor-General of Victoria, Vic
1615 – TBC
1630 – An Overview of the Victorian ePlan ‘One Stop Shop’ Platform, Hamed Olfat, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration (CSDILA), The University of Melbourne, Vic
1645 – Uncovering risk in data analytics. Why technology should be left at the door? Darren Mottolini, GHD, WA
1700 – Building a Census of Land Use and Employment platform for Local Governments, Christabel Mccarthy, City of Melbourne, Vic & Liam Densley, Geoplex, Vic
1715 – Positioning Queensland: Queensland’s Cadastral Modernisation Program, Steven Jacoby, Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy, Qld


Chair: Roshni Sharma

1530 – Welcome and Introductions
1540 – PLENARY ADDRESS – A gentle introduction to the open-source geospatial software community, Nyall Dawson, Proprietor & Lead Developer, North Road Consulting, Qld
1600 – LiDAR 2020 – Enabling new capability across multiple industries, Daniel Kruimel, Teledyne Optech And Caris, NSW
1615 – Iron Ore Slope Risk Assessments, Liz Fulton & Austen Pepper, Cardno, NSW
1630 – Managing Spatial Information with Django, Anthony Joseph, My House Geek, NSW
1645 – Surveying with RPAS LiDAR (a laser scanner strapped to a drone), Liam Thierens, Bennett + Bennett Group, Qld
1700 – Building Digital Earth Africa, Alex Leith, Geoscience Australia, Tas
1715 – Case study on Applying UN SDG to a Victorian Government Department, Craig Sandy, Surveyor-General of Victoria, Vic


Chair: Paul Reed

1530 – Welcome and Introductions
1540 – PLENARY ADDRESS – Infiltrating STEM with Geospatial Education, Karen Joyce, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Qld
1600 – Geospatial Intelligence: How It is Transforming the Insurance Industry, Ryan Bank, Geospatial Intelligence Center, USA
1615 – Spatial challenges for cooperative vehicles – Justin White, Transport & Main Roads, Qld
1630 – Bringing advanced analytics to the broader malleefowl management community through a web based 3D citizen science portal, Peter Jamieson, Anditi, NSW
1645 – Spatial Data in Business, Eamon Mansoor, Omnilink
1700 – Coastal management using remotely piloted aircraft, Amy Steiger, Cardno, NSW
1715 – Generations in the workplace – the way forward to strengthen the Australian geospatial industry? Roshni Sharma, SSSI, NSW

Register here for the Locate Connect mini-conference.

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