Speaker`s Bio

Eve Kleiman Director Spatial & Graph Solutions, Oracle Asia/Pacific

Eve Kleiman is currently the Director for Spatial & Graph technologies for Oracle Corporation across the Asia/Pacific region. She has over 30 years' experience in the information systems industry, of which 23 years is with Oracle Corporation. Her expertise has been with Spatial, Graph and Multimedia technologies across the Asia/Pacific region. Eve works with Spatial and Graph solutions across the Database, Big Data and Cloud technologies. Eve holds a degree in Statistics and Psychology and a Masters in Econometrics and Operations Research from Monash University.

Abstract Future Smart Cities

Smart Cities have emerged as one of the largest and fastest moving initiatives across the globe. As the process of designing, planning and execution goes on, it is extremely critical to be cognizant about the "past, present and future" of various city elements that impact such planning and execution.

The session provides an insight into the key components of smart city ICT solutions and how to leverage them not just for the present smart city designs and plans, but also to ensure they are effectively used to manage future city trends and disruptions.
AI and ML can also play a key role in spatial applications for object and pattern detection, target tracking; activity monitoring (construction progress); environmental conditions classification; modelling (flooding, landslides, social patterns); and autonomous services. In this presentation, we will touch on how this can be achieved with Oracle's Spatial Technology along with AI and ML techniques. We describe some of the cloud offerings available from Oracle that can be used to build these applications on public cloud.

David McDonald Account Manager SA/WA/NT, Pitney Bowes, Australia

Experienced technology account manager and spatial professional with over 25 years experience in consulting and sales. Comprehensive senior management and technical skills built on the foundation of working closely with many key government and commercial clients. Specialties include:

- Location Intelligence enterprise solutions
- Asset and Maintenance Management systems
- Enterprise data quality and address validation solutions
- Targeted marketing, demographic analysis, lifestyle segmentation and site selection

Abstract Generating real outcomes from Smart City initiatives

Many Smart City initiatives have been undertaken but how many actually provide solid outcomes or value to the community for the public money spent? This is the question many CEO"s are now asking.What if your corporate systems could actually consume live senor feeds and automate the decision making process to provide actionable insight to reduce risk and deliver real benefits to the local community? Pitney Bowes have worked on Smart City initiatives across the globe and the outcomes have been amazing.

In this session, you will be taken through several Smart City projects and initiatives we have been working on around the world with our customers or where we have partnered with technology providers. Some examples include:

- Reducing risks associated with road water through real-time monitoring of stormwater infrastructure
- Improving worker safety through installing strain gauges in guard rails to facilitate 'smarter' maintenance regimes
- Automating the generation of work orders to repair faulty traffic signals
- Monitoring ground moisture to save time on inspections, watering and improve the chance of new plantings surviving

Smart City initiatives are now expected to provide real benefits and efficiencies to the community and this presentation will showcase how this is already being done today.

Harmen Romeijn Senior Spatial Analyst, Spatial Vision, Australia

Harmen is a skilled analyst and modeler with over 7 years of experience in Geospatial Analysis. He has a strong background in the ArcGIS environment, Python scripting and the application of automation in modelling processes for large datasets and series. Harmen has published several papers on Land Suitability analysis and impacts of climate change

Abstract Quantifying Climate Change Impacts on the Coast

Quantifying the impacts of anticipated climate change on natural and built environments and communities is difficult, but urgently needed by people making long term investment decisions.
This paper outlines the vital role spatial risk modelling is playing to assist those preparing long term strategies and plans concerned with the impacts of anticipated climate change. The paper describes a meaningful and innovative spatial framework established to assess the likely state-wide impact of climate change on coastal assets based on coastal erosion and inundation The approach modelled the coas
tline dividing it up into 50m segments, assigning relevant attributes to these segments and evaluating how assets on, or related to, the coast may be impacted. The asset evaluation process involves assigning a profile to each identified asset on or near to the coast to create a profile of identify its coastal erosion vulnerability impacts and inundation outcomes for different levels of Sea Level Rise and Storm events.

The coastal erosion and inundation findings of this work can be used to identify areas of greatest impact and supports asset risk assessment modelling.
The work has been undertaken in partnership with the Department for Environment, Land, Water and Planning, to inform the prioritisation of the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program.

Peter Lefel Principal GIS Coordinator, Banana Shire Council, Australia

Spatial Professional with over 35 years experience in the spatial industry, spanning employment in Defense (Royal Australian Survey Corps), Private sector (RP Data - now CoreLogic, Fugro, Santos, GIS People) and Local Government (Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Banana Shire Council).

Abstract Spatial Nirvana – From Cellulose to Electrons

A brief presentation on the journey undertaken by the Banana Shire Council (BSC) GIS unit in support of the Banana Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC), in transitioning from paper spatial products to a digital spatial tool for LDCC analytical purposes during major event activations. Quick overview of the Shire and LDCC. Some Shire facts and trivia.
Brief explanation of LDCC structure and staffing - Guardian system

Scope - To retire the out of date paper products, and
- Create a digital tool for use in the LDCC

Objectives 1. Develop and install a spatial tool for LDCC spatial analytical activities
a. Create data sets
b. Purchase a GIS workstation
c. Create a single LDCC workspace

Dr. Sara Pulford Principal Officer, Information Systems SA, SES, Australia

Sara joined the South Australian State Emergency Service in January 2013. As Principle Officer, Information Systems she manages their SESIIMS (SES Incident and Information Management System) WebEOC project and GIS. Sara also has operational responsibility for other SASES information systems such as Computer Aided Dispatch and Public Information and Warnings.

Abstract Real-time mapping transforms SA State Emergency Service incident management

In an Australian-first, a WebEOC-based incident management system has been spatially enabled using Web-GIS to provide a clear understanding of incident status and context in near real time and additionally provide the capacity to spatially analyse historical data.

Responsible for responding to extreme weather, flooding and road crashes, the South Australian State Emergency Service (SES) fields around 10,000 calls for assistance each year. Crucial to this task is a top-line incident management system that can deliver optimal situational awareness, inform efficient and effective resource management and simplify post event analysis and reporting.

While SES' existing Incident and Information Management System (SESIIMS), built on the WebEOC platform, had comprehensive incident management functionality, it provided limited visibility into the spatial context of incidents and their relationships to one another, to critical assets and to infrastructure. To enhance the existing system, the organisation added increased functionality using the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise and Web-GIS platforms. This integration not only helped SES staff visualise their incident data in near real time, but also enabled them to manage and, post event, to spatially combine and analyse the large volumes of data fed into their GIS system.

Alex Webster Spatial Team Leader, Powercor / CitiPower, Australia

Alex Webster is spatial professional with 15 years working in Australia, the Pacific and Africa. Focusing on infrastructure engineering application, Alex uses spatial technology to increase productivity, grow revenue and drive customer outcomes. At CitiPower / Powercor, Alex is Spatial Team Leader managing a team of 15 surveys, draftsman and analysts. His team is driving innovation within engineering design services and growing the adoption of spatial without the business.

Abstract Unlocking the bottom draw - a LiDAR journey

Many organisations acquire LiDAR data for a single application. Often the deliverable is not the point cloud data rather a derivable like a DEM, vegetation assessment or extracted features like buildings. Nevertheless, organisations usually require their contractor to deliver the raw data. This data is more often than not supplied on an external hard drive, which once received, usually finds its way to a bottom drawer never to be seen or used again. CitiPower and Powercor have been using LiDAR for vegetation assessment since 2008. While initially the technology was applied to small parts of the network (9,000 spans), today both networks (~600,000 spans) are captured annually.

In the past 12 months, this historical data has been resurrected from the bottom drawer and unlocked for further business benefits. Specifically, CitiPower and Powercor design teams have been using the data within the design process to save time and money, increase safety and delivered better customer outcomes. This paper will explore the journey our organisation has been on to unlocked LiDAR data through the organisation include successes and failures.

Ian McLeod Director - Smart Energy Centre of Excellence, Enzen Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Former CEO of Ergon Energy
- Developed Information Enablement Strategy - Sponsored development of ROAMES platform
- Established USA Channel Partnership: ROAMES & Leidos
- Established Ergon's Asset Maintenance Solution
- Ambassador for Edison Electric Institute

Abstract Creating and Automating a Digital 3D Virtual World for Smarter Utilities & Improved Customer Outcomes

Energy costs and security are top of the mind for customers and governments. How do we achieve a cleaner energy future while not sacrificing on price and security? For electricity networks, policy, technology and market disruption are increasing risk and complexity while at the same time, the opportunity for growth is being undermined by constraints in competition and market reform. Energy resources are already networked but how do we use these more effectively to increase energy productivity and enable more renewables into the supply chain? If the cleanest kilowatt is the one that is not used, why do our policies bias supply side option? And what about climate change? Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria all hit the United States territories in 2017, causing a reported US$400B in economic losses and significant community disruption. Are energy networks prepared for the future?

Network owners typically do not have enough information on the distribution network to enable a reliable supply of energy, as there is a lack of interconnection between GIS and asset databases. But by digitising the network and surrounding environments, networks can achieve improved decision making and collaboration through digital 3D virtual world models, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. The outcome: reduced costs and risk; improved customer service and network performance, increased energy productivity, renewable integration and network resilience. The presentation provides evidence on how these technologies can enable the desired outcomes.

Laura Knoth Researcher, Research Studios Austria iSPACE, Austria

Laura Knoth is working as researcher at Research Studios Austria iSPACE. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis in the field of Applied Geoinformatics with the topic of linking and harmonizing building and facility information for resilient modeling of 2D and 3D production environments. Her research interests focus on 3D modeling, building modeling, indoor environments and automated workflow development.

Abstract THE4BEES - Energy efficiency awareness for adolescents

â€Å"Energy is consumed by people rather than by buildings” is the main hypothesis of the Alpine Space Project THE4BEES. This view applies not only in the context of individual buildings, but is especially true for smaller scale environments such as entire cities. To educate a generation of energy aware citizens, starting with pupils and their schools is an effective method to influence behavior at an individual level with a long term perspective. The actual energy consumption is made transparent for pupils through a combination of sensors mounted at buildings with a home automation tool (openHAB) as well as IoT-technology (Node-RED) and an archive databases (SQL & NoSQL). This enables the visualization of the (near) real-time energy behavior with a 3D virtual building model as a connection of sensor data and the real world environment in form of a smart classroom.

Visualization and awareness raising benefit from geospatial technologies helping to provide an overview of the energy consumption factors by making the behavior visible for the pupils. Additional benefits are rule-based definitions of local (in-room) actions that help to control energy consumption (e.g. empty room = lower heating & light off, window open = heating off).

Michael Dixon Head of Data Operations, PSMA Australia

Michael Dixon, Head of Data Operations, joined PSMA Australia in 2007, bringing with him extensive experience in delivering geospatial solutions. Michael oversees the ongoing evolution of Australia's foundational geospatial datasets, including address, transport, land management and built environment, and improvements in the data supply chain. He has seen the geospatial landscape change significantly, moving from niche to mass application. Michael has a Master of Science and Technology from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Science (Hon) from the University of Tasmania.

Abstract Changing the business of geospatial data

The volume of data production has driven a paradigm shift. More disaggregated data is being collected from and delivered to an ever greater number of end points in a broad data ecosystem. Weâ?Tre in the data economy, where data drives value. The spatial industry has siloed itself in curating spatial data, but our skillset can no longer stand on its own. Weâ?Tre isolated from the mainstream. To remain relevant we must focus on user need and fully integrate into the data economy. Every data business must rethink its role. Itâ?Ts no longer just about supplying data.

Organisations donâ?Tt need to â?~haveâ?T the data anymore. With the volume of data, weâ?Tre beyond the point where thatâ?Ts feasible. Weâ?Tre in an age of data-as-a-service. The service provider doesnâ?Tt just ship off a dataset. Customers connect our data to theirs, extract insights and pay us for the value they derive, through a richly-connected ecosystem. We take care of the complexity and make data accessible.

Cloud computing is a prime example of organisations using the expertise and infrastructure of a service provider. New business models are required to increase accessibility of spatial data. Itâ?Ts what PSMA is actively pursuing. If youâ?Tre not, why not?

Graham Hammond Director Physical Geography, Geoscience Australia, Australia

Graham Hammond leads the Physical Geography Section at Geoscience Australia's National Location Information Branch. He has a BSc (Resource and Environmental Management, Hons 1st class) from the Australian National University. He has work across all 3 levels of Government (Local, State and Commonwealth), the last 12 years at Geoscience Australia. He has been chair of the ICSM Permanent Committee for Topographic Information for the last 4 Year

Abstract The Power of Collaboration Culture - Two Case Studies

Australian Governments have large holdings of spatial data, but it's very difficult to get a national view and to discover and gain access to that data if it crosses borders or scales. Given the limited resources in government, it is difficult to break away from the history of jurisdictions creating our own discrete solutions. Luckily, in this world benefiting hugely from disruption, there are now some significant examples that show the benefits of developing a culture of collaboration across all government levels.

Working together to develop common data standards; working together to develop a common infrastructure; and working together to present and make our data available in a national view (while retaining our individual ownership) has been demonstrated as a truly different and successful paradigm shift. This presentation will discuss two recent examples across government (Elevation Data and Placenames Data) where the collaboration culture has brought about significant change, and significant benefits to all, but in particular for users of the data. Technology has facilitated the ability to work together easily, but the cultural change to better collaboration is the big fundamental shift that will deliver significant value and benefits across the whole nation into the future.

Mina Jahanshahi Senior Advisor, GHD, Australia

Mina Jahanshahi has been working in the GIS consulting industry for the past 8 years, in this time she has developed a strong technical skillset which is applied to a wide range of projects to solve GIS problems. Mina is involved in the Destination Spatial committee, and is part of the RMIT syllabus review committee. Mina has worked across varying project areas ranging from infrastructure to environmental systems to energy & resources.

Abstract Big Projects, Big Value. The Changing Role of GIS

Infrastructure development is booming in Victoria, with multiple big ticket infrastructure projects being undertaken on the transport system. These projects all have a key element in their success; location. What should we do? Where are we doing things? Who are we affecting? Who will be benefiting? These seemingly simple questions all involve spatial technology. But with the new technological options available to our community where should we be heading? What can we be doing differently? What value can we be adding to these projects? Location Intelligence in these projects isn't just a data clip, buffer or intersect, nor is it a software solution, a tool or a silver spatial bullet, it's understanding, foresight and connecting.

Braith McClure General Manager Surveying, AAM Pty Ltd, Australia

Braith is General Manager of Surveying for AAM. Having worked in the surveying industry for 20 years, Braith has witnessed first hand the amazing take up of spatial information by business, government and the public. He is passionate about delivery ever increased value to clients and enjoys the challenges that face the industry. In his spare time he makes salami.

Abstract The Spatial Appreciation Revolution. Case studies in Mesh and Model

The use of geospatial data is becoming more valuable and prevalent universally. Our theme of Art, Science and Business is a nexus that presents a great opportunity for the spatial community. As new technologies and processes for collecting and analysing geospatial data are rapidly emerging, visualisation, not spatial accuracy, seems to be a driving force. Consumer adoption of products like reality meshes and models are leading the way for innovation and digital transformation across a variety of sectors. From infrastructure to art, 3D rules. And we as an industry are facilitators of a spatial appreciation revolution.

This presentation will highlight recent innovative projects that blend mesh, model and traditional survey throughout AAM's operations in Australia and South East Asia, including:
- Digital engineering enabling new levels of coordination and design in multi-storey construction projects
- Heritage documentation and refurbishment at the ANZAC Memorial Sydney using photography, reality meshing and 3D printing
- Real time results for rapid decision making and project recording
- Cloud based distribution of data that facilitates faster processing and streamlined methods of delivery and analysis

Kurt Janssen CEO & Founder, Orbica Ltd, New Zealand

Kurt Janssen is a geospatial entrepreneur. Having worked at Esri, in Government and for engineering consultancies Kurt had a change of direction and started Orbica in Early 2017. Orbica's vision is to provide a very different value proposition in the geospatial marketplace using the latest technologies fused with strong geospatial principals focused on extracting knowledge from data and providing our clients cutting edge location intelligence.

Abstract AI & Geoprocessing combine to automate the extraction of features from 3 band imagery

Advancements in earth observation data from satellites, planes and drones means that big data is a big part of our world.
This paper presents Orbica's research to build automated feature extraction systems from data collected from any platform.
We can turn this big data into big information by combining the best of geoprocessing with the latest advancements and methodologies in artificial intelligence (AI), to create methodologies that can extract features of the earth's surface from only 3-band imagery. We currently have algorithms that can extract with high accuracy and very fast performance, building outlines, roads and surface water types from this 3-band imagery.
The advancements here include:
- Ability to consume data at high speed
- Ability to automate AI and geoprocessing to output raster and vector datasets
- Agnostic of dataset. It can be tuned to extract information from and data and any resolution
- Very scalable due to ground-up architecture of the models
- Levels of certainty are provided against all datasets through confusion matrixes
This presentation will appeal to all those interested in taking existing and future imagery data collections and turning these raw images into actionable information using the latest advancements in AI and geospatial.

Jonah Williams Sales Manager, Airbus Defence and Space Geo Australia, Australia

Jonah is working for Airbus as a sales manager for Northern and Eastern regions of Australia. His key areas of interest are in the new development of emerging technologies, especially those surrounding Artificial intelligence and machine learning in the GIS field. Recently he has been working on innovate projects coming out of the ACT and in the rest of the Innovation scene through events he helped organise at this year's IAC.

Abstract High revisit, multi-resolution, wide area satellite imagery coverage for data fusing and artificial intelligence

One Atlas is an online digital platform which provides a base map of high-quality imagery which is re-freshed every 12 months. The imagery can be streamed directly into your GIS software or accessed through an online portal and provides a stream of up-to-date, globally available high resolution 1.5m metre satellite imagery and 50cm imagery over more than 3000 urban areas. The One Atlas platform enables clients to streamline their workflows through the elimination of lengthy selection, updating, and hosting of important imagery. Airbus is continuing to increase One Atlas' capabilities through collaboration with partners who offer analytics and services which can be streamed alongside the One Atlas imagery. In Australia, Ozius is the first partner to exploit this capability. One Atlas provides the ideal foundation for Ozius to offer consistent intelligence to customers operating across multiple regions on Earth. They have developed a platform that can leverage global Artificial Intelligence and data fusion enabling customers to maximise the benefits and efficiencies from large, complex and often disparate data sets. One Atlas enables Ozius to create new intelligence from historic data and fresh imagery, increasing value for the customer and building confidence throughout their decision-making processes today and in the future.

Hamed Olfat ePlan Coordinator, Land Use Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Australia

Dr Hamed Olfat joined the Victorian ePlan team in November 2012 once he finished his PhD in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Since 2014, he has taken on the roles of Victorian ePlan Coordinator and Chairman of the National ePlan Working Group Technical Committee

Abstract An Overview of the ePlan Journey in Australia with a Focus on the Victorian ePlan 2025 Roadmap

ePlan is a collaborative program between the land authorities and the surveying industry, which aims to replace paper and PDF cadastral plans and surveys with digital data. ePlan is currently operational in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. ePlan was introduced in the State of Victoria in 2011 and has been operational for 2D plans since 2013. The adoption of ePlan by the surveying industry is currently low due to several technical and non-technical challenges.

This paper first reviews the implementation of ePlan in different Australian jurisdictions. It then focuses on the main challenges causing the low uptake of this initiative in Victoria. This is concluded by an overview of the Victorian ePlan Roadmap including its vision, goals, major milestones and projects to increase the adoption of ePlan and to fully support all 2D and 3D cadastral plans and surveys by 2025.

Fabrice Marre Geospatial Innovation Manager, Aerometrex, Australia

Fabrice Marre is a Geospatial Innovation Manager at Aerometrex, an Australian aerial survey and photogrammetry company. He obtained a master's degree in remote sensing and image processing from University Paul Sabatier, France. He has worked as a geospatial engineer in the public and private sector in Australia and overseas. His professional interests include 3D photogrammetry, 3D visualisation and analysis techniques, and emerging geospatial technologies.

Abstract Analysing and quantifying 3D changes using multi-date 3D models of natural and urban generated from photogrammetry

An increasing number of 3D models of coastlines, towns, cities and urban infrastructures are being captured and generated using photogrammetry techniques. 3D models generated from high resolution aerial imagery and ground survey controls provide location accurate and precise 3D snapshots in time.
To better understand dynamic variation in the urban fabric, a direct 3D comparison between multiple 3D city models generated over a same location can provide valuable information to identify and quantify changes.
Coastlines are subject to short-term shoreline change and long-term coastal erosion. By performing a 3D spatial difference between those 3D models, it is now possible to quantitatively assess the rate of erosion, graphically depict the changes in an intuitive way and extract 3D information on the changes, down to the movement of individual rocks.
This presentation will cover through case studies the analysis method and the type of 3D information which can be extracted from the spatial comparison of 3D models generated from aerial photogrammetry at various scales.

Maurits van der Vlugt Director, Location Services, Mercury Project Solutions, Australia

Maurits van der Vlugt is one of Australia's leading authorities in the field of spatial data infrastructures and web delivery of location data. Maurits has a long career in consulting on location-intelligence strategies. His areas of expertise extend into Location Based Services, Emergency Management and Spatial Data Infrastructures. Maurits volunteers his time to not-for-profit initiatives such as GeoRabble, and is a director of Locate Conferences Australia.

Abstract Implementing a dynamic datum: impacts on the NSW Cadastre and the Digital Economy

Australia will adopt a dynamic datum by the end of the decade. The new datum will bring with it the need for time-tagged coordinates, and new processes and tools to collect, manage, and disseminate spatial information. The associated technical and procedural challenges represent a major barrier to efficient and wholesale adoption of the new datum.
The broader spatial sector has concerns about the cost of adoption and the lack of commercial off the shelf software that can support a dynamic datum. There are varying levels of awareness across industry regarding datum and reference system implementation.
The digital representation of the cadastre is inarguably one of the most critical layers of spatial information held and managed by any jurisdiction. Huge volumes of other spatial and non-spatial information are directly linked to and affected by changes to the cadastral fabric. As such it is of critical importance to the Digital Economy.
The CRCSI, in collaboration with NSW Spatial Services and ICSM, is conducting research to assess the impact of a dynamic datum on the NSW cadastre. This presentation will present the findings of this study, identify the barriers to adoption, and how could these be addressed to maximise the economic benefits.

Mary-Ellen Feeney Technical Director GIS, Jacobs, Australia Abstract Women in the Spatial Frontier

Global Leadership program for Women in STEMM – Homeward Bound 19 (https://homewardboundprojects.com.au/ ). The aim is to promote collaboration across different scientific networks to leverage the experience and support of different female leaders and to also develop stronger leadership skills. It is a 15 month program of meetings and projects with scientists from over 23 countries. It culminates in a 3 week trip to Antarctica where everyone comes face-to-face to continue the program commenced throughout the year. I sail from South America on 28 December 2018. I believe I am the only spatial scientist/surveyor on this expedition as part of Homeward Bound 2019. Homeward Bound is aiming to get 1000 women though this program over the next 10 years. I will be part of the 3rd cohort – the second are sailing to Antarctica as we speak

Shelley Fitzgerald Adelaide, Women in Geospatial Science Professional Network, Australia Abstract The Women in Geospatial Science Professional Network put women on the map

Aim: To bring awareness and engagement to all Geospatial professionals the roles and achievements that women have and continue to bring to the Geospatial Industry.” Background: The Geospatial Industry is a unique and challenging environment which continuously changes through knowledge and technologies. The Geospatial Industry has always been a male orientated profession, which has provided both challenges and advantages for women Geospatial professionals, but significantly this is often a double edged sword for women in the industry. WGSPN was recently established by like-minded women who have come together to create a network built on both professional and a desire to promote women within the Geospatial Sciences. The motivation for this network of exceptional women, who are passionate professionals with ambition and drive, is to encourage and support all women throughout their careers in this industry. Objectives: The founding members of WGSPN have developed a vision statement and identified six key initiatives which include, connection and engagement, education and support, collaboration, promotional development, and advocacy through events, networking and traditional mediums. WGSPN wish to present our vision statement and initiatives via concise, rapid engagement with the Geospatial Sciences Industry as a building block to advance the WGSPN at this renowned conference.

Alex Leith CRC for Spatial Information, Australia Abstract Rebuild the app in 80 days

The Greening the Greyfields project has been running for eight years and is focused on promoting lot amalgamation in the middle suburbs of cities, to enable more efficient redevelopment of aging suburbs. Greyfields are defined as areas with ageing building stock, which are generally being developed in ad-hoc, single lot subdivisions. As a broad goal we aim to enable greater sustainability, livability and economic outcomes for landowners and the surrounding community.
This presentation covers one of the tools in the Greening the Greyfields suite of software tools, Envision Scenario Planner, or ESP. ESP has been in development and iterative testing for the last three years, leading to requirement change and the evolution of the application. This resulted in a software project that was difficult to maintain and fragile to run, but which also contained significant research investment and rigorous processes for urban scenario analysis. However, in its current state it was unstable, doesn't scale well and was difficult to improve. As such, there was a need to rewrite the system so that it could be effectively maintained and enable addition of new functionality.
Making the call the throw away years of work and start again sounds drastic, but there is a time and a place for taking the hard road and starting fresh, using the lessons learnt to do it better. The sunk cost fallacy means that it can be hard to abandon something and move on, and the decision shouldn't be taken lightly, but knowing when that decision should be taken is key.
This presentation outlines the way we came to the decision to rebuild, and how we were able to achieve it in just eighty days. We'll talk about working smarter not harder, not reinventing the wheel and standing on the shoulders of giants. This talk will introduce the tools that we used to do the new build, and what's happening next in terms of the use of ESP and other applications in the Greening the Greyfields suite.

David Trengove South Australia Business Manager, Esri Australia, Australia

David has been with Esri Australia for more than twenty years. He is the South Australia Business Manager and now leads the SmarterWX team.

Abstract SmarterWX - Cloud-based scheduling tool for public works management

Have you ever seen a road newly laid only to be dug up two weeks later to repair a pipe or fix a cable? Wouldn't it be more efficient for roadwork authorities to work with utilities to coordinate their projects and save on resurfacing the road twice?
Esri Australia has developed a product to help eliminate these duplications: SmarterWX puts the power of collaboration into the hands of public works project managers, enabling coordination of resources in a way that delivers maximum value to the communities they serve.

Chris Radbone Associate Director, SA NT DataLink, Australia

Chris's 40 year Information and Technology career spans the non-for-profit welfare, university, government and private sectors in Australia and UK; drawing on accountancy, health, geospatial and environmental systems, project and program management, privacy, risk and security assessments, team building and planning skills. Chris currently leads SA NT DataLink's safe data access for SA and NT improving innovative public good research and analysis.

Abstract Geo-coding regional and remote poor quality address records with confidence

The wide availability of different geo-coding tools presents a challenge to achieving reliable outputs, particularly when faced with poor quality address records. While the optimal standard for spatial research and analysis is verified addresses with (x/y) coordinates, often legacy data sources and unvalidated addresses result in poor quality addresses that can be a major barrier to achieving consistent and high rates of geo-coded outputs, which in turn inhibit higher quality research outcomes. With a range of different commercial and non-commercial geo-coding services available, this paper considers differences in regional focus, built-in algorithms and resulting quality of matching.
The Cardiac ARIA research study for the South Australia and the Northern Territory required geo-coding of the administratively collected public hospital address records, analysing Cardiac events and the accessibility to Cardiac services using the Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA).
This project examines the challenge faced and steps taken to improve the confidence in the geo-coded outputs, using a variety of means including cleaning, evaluation of different tools and business rules. The paper discusses the finding that individual geo-coding tools provide varying results, particularly when faced with incomplete and unconfirmed address records, and the steps taken to produce consistent and reliable results.

Wei Sun PHD, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Geomatics Colleget, China

Yong Yin is PhD student of Shandong University of Science and Technology research and assistant of Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping. His academic and research interest is the map expression and Spatio-temporal data theory research

Abstract An Augmented Algorithm for Public Transit Transfers

In this work, we have proposed an optimized algorithm for public transit transfers based on the principle of least transfers. The first augmentation introduced by this algorithm concerns the configuration of proximal distances from the start and end points: the proximal distance from the starting point has been set to a user-defined maximum permissible walking distance, and the proximal distance from the end point was allowed to vary dynamically. Second, the one-to-one start-to-end point correspondence of conventional search models was improved by replacing it with a one-to-many correspondence. Third, two threshold values were introduced to constrain the search process, and optimal values were obtained for these thresholds via statistical analyses on large quantities of experimental data. Finally, an experiment was performed using the public transit data of Changzhi City in the Shanxi Province to validate the effectiveness and viability of the augmented algorithm. The results of this experiment demonstrate that our augmented algorithm effectively improves the practicality of routes calculated by least transfer algorithms, and reduces search times.

Dr Graeme Kernich CEO CRC for Spatial Information

Dr Graeme Kernich is the CEO of CRCSI. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO where he was responsible for managing CRCSI operations. He also ran the business development team developing new commercial opportunities, managing partner relationships, delivering commissioned research, implementing project commercialisation plans and managing the CRCSI intellectual property portfolio.
Previously, Graeme worked at RMIT University from 2000 to 2004 identifying technologies for commercial exploitation and facilitating their transfer, primarily in Biotechnology and Information Technology. He negotiated commercial agreements, assisted and led in the creation of several RMIT startup companies, implemented strategies with alliance partners and provided assistance in intellectual property management, project planning and route-to-market strategies. Graeme has formal qualifications in Business Administration, Governance and Leadership, and a PhD in Agricultural Science.

Abstract Global Outlook 2018: Spatial Information Industry

The paper summarises trends affecting the Geospatial Industry, from changes in market size to technology advances, looking at ecosystems, industry drivers and barriers. Building blocks for spatial enablement such as remote sensing, positioning, spatial data and analytics infrastructures are discussed as well as spatial industry enablers (i.e. communication infrastructures and other relevant technology developments). A multitude of emerging technologies rely on these infrastructures- from autonomous transport (by road, sea and air), to modern robotic agriculture and mining, to location as an extra security information layer. There needs to be an increased focus on building contingencies for critical components. In the next decade we will have positioning and location capabilities that are precise, 'always on', and with data being used in real-time and predictive applications. Spatial analytics capabilities will enable a multitude of insights, shifting countries towards being smart societies and dealing with issues in a proactive rather than reactive manner. The transformative capabilities of spatial continue to be enormous.

Yong Yin PHD, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Geomatics Colleget, China

Yong Yin is PhD student of Shandong University of Science and Technology research and assistant of Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping. His academic and research interests include the map expression and automated map generalization.

Abstract A method for partitioning very small targets that accounts for crossing point constraints

Very small targets ï¼Ë†VSTsï¼â€°are common elements of national geographical condition data, and the integration of these targets directly affects the quality of results synthesized from these data. Most conventional methods use amalgamation or aggregation to merge VSTs with their proximal patches, but these approaches tend to neglect the competitiveness of each proximal patch. To address this gap, we propose a method of partitioning VSTs that accounts for crossing point constraints. We first analyze how surface area, semantic proximity, length of shared edges, and regional importance affect the splitting ability of a proximal patch. Then, we use the analytic hierarchy process to construct a hierarchical model of these factors, in which the weights of each factor are calculated. Finally, a comprehensive assessment of the splitting ability of each proximal element is performed, and the skeletons of VSTs are amended accordingly, thus realizing the partitioning of VSTs. The viability and effectiveness of the method proposed in this work is validated in experiments using real data.

Chengming Li Professor, Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, China

Chengming Li is a scientist and PhD mentor of Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping. His academic and research interests include the Spatio-temporal data management , map expression and smart city technology

Abstract De-jitter and compensation methods for partition lines of long and narrow patches

The extraction of partition lines from long and narrow patches is a key part of thematic data generalization and a challenging endeavor. Existing methods for extracting partition lines have limitations, such as jitter, nonhomogeneous topologies, and inconsistent geometries. Therefore, an approach to extracting partition lines that addresses these issues is proposed. Firstly, the jitter is categorized as types by analyzing the jitter causes, and the corresponding algorithm is herein presented. By employing the connection nodal points of the adjacent polygon boundary as a constraint, the compensation algorithm for partition lines is established. The partition line is then pruned according to its topological infrastructure to make it natural and smooth. An evaluation was conducted in which partition lines of typical long and narrow water and road patches were extracted from survey data under the geographical conditions of China's Guizhou province. The results verified that the proposed approach is feasible and reasonable.

SHARON FERRIER Professional Speaker & Corporate Educator

Sharon has a knack for making the complex simple. She believes that 'passionate people persuade' and that to make your message stick, you need to balance information with delivery style.
Sharon excels at helping people shine. With a background in science, sales and marketing, Sharon delivers keynotes and workshops on presentation skills, persuasion and influence, networking and corporate storytelling. Sharon coaches senior people ranging from CEO's and entrepreneurs, to Professors and PhD's helping them to be engaging and persuasive presenters and enabling them to win pitches, tenders, fellowships and grants.

Abstract The art of communication

In today's world we all 'sell' three things: our organisation, our product or service and most importantly ourselves. But how do we do that? How do we promote ourselves and our superpowers without being pushy and feeling like a fraud? If the simple question "So, what is it you do?" strikes fear into your heart, then this workshop is for you.
You will learn:
• How to increase your confidence fitness
• What your value proposition is and how to communicate it
• Building your personal brand
• Self-promotion without boasting
• How to incorporate stories to be persuasive
• How to ask for what you want and need

Matthew Miles Principal - Environmental Information, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia

Matt is a geographer with 20 years experience in South Australian Government. The last 15 years as a senior GIS analyst and Principal, providing technical and strategic advice for environmental management, planning and policy. He collaborates locally and nationally to enhance data and system capabilities for environmental reporting.

Abstract The art of communication

A new set of land surface models have been developed that use satellite imagery to show land cover changes in South Australia. The SA Land Cover Layers are available to support research into native vegetation extents, and other types of land cover such as urban areas and horticulture. Until now, there has been no spatial land cover information available that was consistent over this time period and covered the whole of South Australia. The project modelled land cover across the whole state between 1987 and 2015, based on the Landsat archive of satellite images and over 800,000 training points. Output layers are at the scale of 25 x 25m pixels and classes include native woodland, hardwood plantations, orchards and vineyards, cropland, water, salt lakes, rocky outcrops, built-up and urban areas. The SA Land Cover Layers show unprecedented levels of detail in changes in South Australiaâ€â"¢s landscapes over time. Output layers include a set that shows the most likely land cover class (from a list of 17) in each of 6 time periods between 1987 and 2015. The data is available via an open data portal (data.sa.gov.au) and publically viewable in NatureMaps, our environmental web mapping application built with ESRI/Geocortex software.

David Bruce Associate Professor, University of SA and International Space University, Australia

David Bruce is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the International Space University. He teaches remote sensing at Flinders University and currently supervises six PhD students at UniSA. His current research is in multi-temporal / multi-modal satellite image applications in agriculture and forestry and in the application of airborne LiDAR to forest management

Abstract Sensor resolutions from space: the tension between temporal, spectral, spatial and swath

The extraction of useful information from images acquired by Earth orbiting satellite sensors is dependent on a number of interrelated variables. For geostationary satellites (GEO), time to image individual pixels is relatively long, resulting in good signal to noise ratios; however distance to the target is more than 50 times that for Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. This impacts the spatial resolution of the images which, at best, is 50m and typically in excess of 500m. Against this, the temporal resolution of such imaging is extraordinarily high with multi-spectral images of large sections of the Earth available in the order of minutes. However, LEO satellites orbit at much higher velocities than GEO satellites, resulting in less time to acquire images at either high spatial or high spectral resolution and often with constraints on image spatial extent. This presentation illustrates these resolution issues using images acquired from space, proposes a mechanism to combine measures of all resolutions in one metric and discusses solutions to the tension between spatial, spectral and temporal resolution, though the use of constellations of small satellites in LEO orbit equipped with hyper-sensors. Conceptual design and cost of such a constellation to suite two applications will be presented.

Sofanit Araya The University of Adelaide, School of Biological Sciences department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Spatial Information Group (SIG), Australia

Sofanit recently finished her PhD (to be conferred on 8th January). She has published 3 research paper and one conference paper from her thesis. Her interest in remote sensing, vegetation change and spatial modeling.

Abstract Multi-temporal remote sensing for spatial estimation of Plant Available Water holding Capacit

The Plant Available Water Holding Capacity (PAWC) is a key soil property in most agricultural management activities as it determines the maximum water that can be readily extracted by plants. Globally, there is an increasing demand for high resolution soil PAWC data for understanding the potential consequences of climate change and development of adaptation strategies. Plant growth in water-limited Mediterranean climates is predominantly controlled by soil water availability and a large proportion of the spatial and temporal crop yield variability is explained by differences in PAWC. Soil PAWC interacts with the climate to change vegetation response, hence multi-temporal vegetation indices that quantify inter annual and intra annual vegetation change may better suited to infer about this indicator. Multi-temporal vegetation indices have been used to derive phenological indicators as effective summaries of vegetation response to climate. Here, the phenological metrics derived from MODIS-NDVI (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) have used for spatial estimation of soil PAWC and the result demonstrated the potential of multi-temporal remote sensing for soil PAWC mapping at unprecedented detail over a broad regional extent. Furthermore, the phenological metrics from multi-temporal remote sensing can provide alternative approach for assessing the spatio-temporal variability in cropping fields.

Bertram Ostendorf Professor, University of Adelaide, Spatial Information Group, Australia

Bertram Ostendorf is director of the Spatial Information Group at Adelaide University. He specialises in GIS, spatial simulation modelling and spatial decision support for natural resources management. With a PhD from the University of California he obtained positions at the University of Bayreuth, Germany; University of Innsbruck, Austria. He was Senior Project Leader at the European Academy, Bolzano, Italy and Research Officer at CSIRO, Atherton Queensland before joining Adelaide University as academic staff member.

Abstract Terapixel photogrammetry

High-resolution airborne photography has developed rapidly during the last decade, allowing image mosaicking at unprecedented extent and accuracy. Stitching thousands of photos results in imagery that is approaching terapixel extents. Modern, low cost computers allow 3D processing of these data sources, ensuring potential for wide adoption, potentially giving a new meaning to terrain analysis.

Here we present processing of an air photo mosaic of an extent of 300,000 * 700,000 pixels based on a point cloud of 6.4 trillion points. Visual interpretation of soil colour in low-lying areas determined by sub-meter elevation differences demonstrates the intricate influence of topography on water flow and pedogenesis. We will discuss implications for using topography for air-truthing soil mapping.

John Kedar Director International Engagement, Ordnance Survey, UK

John Kedar is Director International Engagement, Ordnance Survey. He builds key relationships with, and advises, UK Government, leading international organisations and national governments looking to gain enhanced value from geospatial capabilities. John left the British Army to join Ordnance Survey International in 2013 where he opened up new markets in the Middle East, South America, Africa and Europe. He moved to his current role in 2017

Abstract Future National Geospatial Agencies: Shaping our contribution to society

The geospatial community continues to transform as the world increasingly uses location to unlock value. Disruption sees new ideas, new providers, often bypassing the traditional surveying and mapping authority. The mantra 'evolve or die' has never held so true to national mapping authorities. But this increasing reliance on location, from delivery of SDGs to the internet of things, is also our opportunity. Managing the fundamental geospatial data layer, fit for purpose, maintained and trusted underpins the integration of all spatial data and allows machine to human and machine to machine activity. The future national geospatial agency may become data broker as well as data collector/manager, SDI authority, service provider and service consumer. Whichever, national geospatial agencies have to be the 'go to' authority for trusted fundamental geospatial data. The future national geospatial agency cannot sit aloof; it will connect with customers, government, business, academia and consumer. It will support and lead innovation, be an incubator of change as well as a reliable 'foot on the ground' that does not bend to every breath of wind. It will work closely with other critical data providers, such as statistics, land agencies and remote sensing organisations.

Andrew Steele DigitalGlobe, Japan

Andrew Steele joined DigitalGlobe in 2009, and focuses his work on disaster management applications, geospatial monitoring strategies and imagery analysis. Andrew is a Japanese and Mandarin speaker, and serves as a Sales Engineer based out of DigitalGlobe's office in Tokyo. Andrew holds a B.A. from Clark University with a degree in Geography and Remote Sensing, and has over 10 years of experience in the geospatial industry.

Abstract Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning to Extract Value out of Geospatial Big Data

DigitalGlobe maintains the largest archive of high resolution satellite imagery in the world, continuously collecting and updating imagery dating back to 1999. The archive is a living inventory of the earth's surface that amounts to more than 100 petabytes. Handling and analyzing big data is a typical problem that businesses have, from the perspective of data management and strategy for introducing scale. This is where DigitalGlobe's geospatial big data solution, known as GBDX, comes into play by offering a cloud based analytics platform where all of the computing power and image storage capacity lives in a single unified location. With GBDX, users are able to easily access the 18 years of imagery, to apply and develop algorithms to efficiently extract information. DigitalGlobe's crowdsourcing technology also plays an important role by collecting training datasets for machine learning algorithms to enable the AI to identify all types of features. Capabilities built on GBDX, such as car counting and building extraction are proving to be valuable for new market segments such as financial analysis, while traditional remote sensing algorithms used GBDX such as land classification and change detection have brought scale and speed to analysis for disaster management and map making.

Anne Harper Customer Experience Manager, Koordinates, New Zealand

With over a decade of experience in the geospatial sector, including the New Zealand Department of Conservation, Critchlow and Esri UK, Anne Harper heads customer experience at Koordinates, a NZ-based geospatial data platform. Anne is also Current New Zealand Chair of SIBA, the Spatial Industry Business Association.

Abstract The past, present, and future of government data publishing

Over the last decade, we've seen a slow transformation in the distribution of government geospatial data. With the rise of open data mandates, an increasing number of government agencies are beginning to publish and distribute their data on the Internet - which is a great development. At the same time, we've also seen the limitations of a movement focused on the release of government data, often at the expense of enabling reuse. As MIT professor Cesar Hidalgo puts it, the open data movement has started with "a throwing-spaghetti-against-the-wall strategy, where opening more data, instead of opening data better, has been the driving force." The net result has been a proliferation of data portals, public servers and catalogues, generally with underwhelming levels of data use. In this talk, we'll give a brief history of open data, from its birth on servers and zip files, to the first generation of data portal, to its present incarnation with the geospatial data service. Giving a 'warts 'n' all' summary of the state of government data in Australasia, we'll outline the design and engineering developments needed to radically increase the use and ROI of government geospatial data.

Mark Daker PhD Candidate (Geoinformatics), University of South Australia, Australia

Mark Daker is a third year PhD candidate and an urban planner. His research titled 'Public open space policy, supply, and population health: a study of metropolitan Adelaide', developed, validated and analysed a public open space (POS) spatial dataset for metropolitan Adelaide. Mark is currently investigating whether the current POS supply represents a valid measure against planning and population standards and if associations exist with human health.

Abstract G.I.G.O. - The case for validation and accuracy assessment in a dataset on Public Open Space used in population health research

Despite the increasing availability of big data to investigate associations and trends, the choice and accuracy of data remains an issue that can bias research outcomes. The interpretation of data analysis depends on the research questions and is dependent on data definition and accuracy. Accordingly, a researcher should not presume government and industry datasets are necessarily appropriate for analytical research.
This study involved developing and validating a 2016 spatial public open space (POS) dataset for metropolitan Adelaide. The presentation provides an overview of three different datasets that represent open space and the rationale for the development and validation of a new POS dataset. The objective was to represent publically accessible open spaces that encouraged passive and active recreation. Secondary sources to strengthen the data validation process were consulted, including high spatial resolution ortho-photographic imagery.
The outcomes were that two of the supposed suitable for purpose government datasets showed significant error and a third industry dataset was able to be modified and validated to produce a VPOS dataset suitable for further research. The VPOS data, when applied to different spatial units (suburb, postcode, local government area), provided the foundation for accurate comparisons with population (and other variables) and human health.

Dr Saad Alsharrah Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait

Saad Alsharrah is a GIS consultant at Dasman Diabetes Institute and a research affiliate at the University of Canberra. His research interests include health, social and environmental applications of GIS.

Abstract Dasman Diabetes Institute-Canberra GeoHealth Initiative: Building capacity for spatially-enabled health research to understand diabetes in relation to social, built and physical environmental factors in the State of Kuwait

The Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), in partnership with the University of Canberra (UC), is undertaking a major GeoHealth initiative in Kuwait. This involves the development of a Geodatabase at DDI with integration of health and environmental data and the delivery of a UC Geospatial Health Graduate Diploma to enable researchers and decision-makers to perform spatially-based research. The initiative will build capacity for researchers and stakeholders to evaluate geographic variations in factors driving glycaemic disease and its complications, the access, availability and effectiveness of treatment options, and outreach strategies for prevention in the State of Kuwait. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will be utilised to detect disease clusters with statistical analysis of social-demographic factors and spatial variations in built environmental factors and physical environmental factors. We will present the framework of this initiative for the State of Kuwait where the rise of obesogenic urbanisation and type 2 diabetes corresponds to major lifestyle changes. Our initiative for research on spatial variations in links between environmental factors and diabetes has potential to inform spatially-specific prevention and treatment initiatives, where strategies are tailored to the local features and needs of populations and environments for effective prevention and control of type 2 diabetes.

Penny Baldock Senior Policy and Project Officer, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion South Australia, Australia

Penny Baldock is a Senior Policy Officer in DCSI. Penny and her team coordinate the collection and analysis of data to understand South Australian communities.

Abstract Using Location to create change in South Australian communities

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support safety, equality, opportunity and justice across South Australia.
DCSI has lead responsibility on behalf of the South Australian government in the areas of disability policy, funding and services; social housing and homelessness; affordable living programs; youth justice; domestic violence; problem gambling; screening services and disaster relief and recovery. DCSI also provides a wide range of grants to community organisations; leads the government's agenda to build thriving communities and promote resilience; and provides services to help older people remain safe at home. DCSI has lead policy responsibility in relation to women; multicultural affairs; youth; volunteers and carers.
The science of location is critical in working effectively with diverse communities, and understanding and tracking the effectiveness of interventions. This presentation showcases some of the innovative ways in which the department is using location to create change in communities.

Bill Farry RPS Australia East, Australia

Bill Farry has worked in the spatial industry for 20 years and has been involved in many photogrammetric and LiDAR projects both in Australia and overseas. over the past 6 years Bill has focused on the application of Drones and the information derived from them and how this can be used to make better informed and timely decisions.

Abstract Drone Surveys - Applications in the design process

Information captured by drones is increasingly being used by engineers and other design professionals to make better informed decisions. Further to this, the 3D modelling information that is generated from the data captured by drones provides for better consultation with the public and stakeholders as to the impact any proposed development will have on where they live, work and play.

Chase Fly Geospatial Product Manager, Delair, France

Chase Fly has worked in the geospatial industry for 10 years. He specializes in applied technologies including GNSS, GIS, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). At Delair, Chase is the Geospatial Product Manger where he works with both the engineering and the sales and marketing teams to ensure that new and existing UAS products are providing meaningful solutions for real-world applications.

Abstract Leveraging IoT and Drones to Produce Aerial Intelligence

Maps provide answers to all sorts of questions. Aerial imagery is among the most valuable types of data used in mapping on account of the rich spatial information it provides both topographically and visually. Drones have proven to be a cost-effective and efficient tool for collecting aerial imagery and in recent years there has been increased demand for drones that can cover more ground and fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) for large-area surveys, especially in Asia. The Delair UX11 is a professional unmanned aircraft system that is designed to support surveyors in flying more complex missions through IoT technology. The Delair UX11 leverages a worldwide network of cellular providers to establish a secure communication link between the drone and the ground control station. This enables the operator to command and control the aircraft with virtually unlimited range BVLOS. Unlike traditional drone communication radios that can be obstructed by obstacles or signal interference, the Delair UX11 will maintain communications in the most challenging of urban environments and dissected terrain. Complete with in-the-field quality checks and survey-grade PPK positioning, this IoT drone will make you think bigger about drone mapping.

Myles LaBonte Marketing Assistant, Blue Marble Geographics

LaBonte joined Blue Marble Geographics in 2014, and is currently a Channel Accounts Manager overseeing the company's international markets. A Maine native and a proud graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, LaBonte has been working in the Geography and GIS field for eight years. During his time at Blue Marble Geographics, LaBonte has focused on onboarding new resellers into the Blue Marble Geographics Reseller Program and sharpening the sales and technical skills of existing Blue Marble resellers.

Abstract Generating a 3D Point Cloud from UAV Images

Over recent years, the rapid proliferation of UAVs for geospatial data collection has paved the way for the development of powerful software tools that can fully utilize this data. This has allowed drone operators to provide on-demand data collection and processing services to clients in a wide variety of fields. As a raw material, drone-collected images can be used in several workflows from simple image tiling to 3D analysis. In this presentation, we will use the Pixels-to-Points tool in Global Mapper to create a high-density point cloud, derived from an array of overlapping drone-collected images. Based on the principles of photogrammetry, in which measurements are derived from photographs, the point cloud is created by analyzing the relationship between distinctive features in multiple images to determine their three-dimensional coordinates. During this procedure, we will first preview the individual images mapped to their geotagged location to ensure optimal coverage and image overlap. We will establish ground control points by identifying specific features that can be recognized in multiple adjacent images. Finally, we will walk through the process of generating a point cloud from imagery before viewing the finished point cloud and the orthomosaic derived from the RGB values embedded in the points.

Seyed Miri Regional Manager, Airbus, Australia

Seyed is working for Airbus and managing business activities in various territories in Australia and NZ. His area of interests is developing new applications and solutions for the use of optical and radar satellite sensors for the related vertical markets. In recent years, he has been involved in several key forestry, land cover/land use mapping, geospatial economic analysis and climate change related projects in a national scale in NZ, PNG, Solomon Islands and Australia

Abstract Surface Movement Monitoring (SMM) based on High-Resolution TerraSAR-X Satellite Data - Operational Case Studies

The applied interferometric time series analysis technique makes use of data stack from TerraSAX-X (TSX) satellite for measuring long-term surface movements of any specific target surface area/s on the ground. A TSX image data stack was used for monitoring the Mosul Dam which is well known for its instability, as the riverbed is made of unstable soft soil and gypsum, a mineral that dissolves as water runs through it. The dam structure has to be cemented daily in order to keep water from seeping through. Airbus Defence and Space has helped to identify the risks by applying interferometric time series analysis in order to monitor the dam. More than 30 TerraSAR-X high-resolution SpotLight (1m resolution) scenes have been acquired, covering a one year time period between April 2015 and April 2016. The high resolution WorldDEM, digital elevation model was used to introduce accurate small-scale dam height information. It was demonstrated that the use of TerraSAR-X SpotLight imagery and WorldDEM, as elevation input is an ideal source and reliable data source for measuring the feature deformations on critical infrastructure over the project area.

Dr. Stefan Peters UniSA – NBE, Australia

Stefan is currently working at UniSA - School of Natural and Built Environment as a lecturer in the field of Geospatial Science. Previously he had been working at UTM (University Technology Malayisa) and TUM (Technical University of Munich). His background is Geodesy, GIS and Cadastre. He holds a PhD in Cartography. His main research interests are Lidar data analysis for forestry, Web Cartography, Computational Cartography and Visual Analytics.

Abstract Multi-temporal LIDAR data for forestry - an approach to investigate timber yield changes

Efficiently monitoring and accurately estimating timber yield is an important task in forestry. Traditional forest inventory methods are more and more replaced by remote sensing solutions. Above all, the use of discrete airborne LiDAR reveal point clouds which represent detail characteristics of forest trees, and provide an excellent source of information to model and estimate wood volume. This presentation addresses the potentials of multi-temporal LiDAR data for the investigation of temporal changes in timber yield. Findings are based on a pilot research project resulting from a cooperation between UniSA and ForestrySA. The respective study area is located closed to Mount Gambier, South Australia, and test were provided by ForestrySA. A novel cost efficient approach for updating wood volume estimates using a combination of airborne and UAV-based LiDAR data will be presented. Individual tree versus plot based solutions are highlighted. And, finally, the talk will illustrate a developed data processing workflow.

Dr Dipak Paudyal Principal Consultant (Remote Sensing), Esri Australia, Australia

Dr Dipak Paudyal has a strong background in the science of remote sensing and has worked in the industry for more than 25 years - in government, academia, and the private industry - advocating real-world and practical applications of the technology.

Abstract The art and science of remote sensing, agriculture and an AI-driven geospatial revolution

The availability of timely and accurate information is vital for agricultural production.
One of the greatest strengths of remote sensing is its ability to provide timely information that allows farms to be mapped, monitored and their agricultural productivity enhanced.
Multispectral/hyperspectral imagery acquired from satellite and/or using aerial platforms such as aircrafts or drones can provide valuable information such as:
a. monitoring crop health down to the individual plant level;
b. detection of plant stress and unwanted weed growth; and
c. continuous monitoring of crop health for harvest and yield predictions.
So why is this technology disruptive and what is its future?
The answer may be that changes in farm productivity will be driven by the ever-decreasing cost of digital processing and data storage; the miniaturisation of monitoring technologies (e.g. drones); cloud-based analytics and storage; the ability of deep learning to extract accurate and meaningful information from the data; and the development of web-based applications for information dissemination.
This presentation provides insights into the developments in the application of remote sensing in agriculture and the use of machine and deep learning technologies to enhance productivity.
It will also touch on what this technology-driven innovation will mean for Australian farmers, agribusinesses and policy-makers.

Dr. Yuri Shendryk CSIRO

Dr Yuri Shendryk is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO specializing in developing algorithms to process terabytes of satellite and airborne data. After earning a master’s degree in geophysics, he spent more than three years working and studying geospatial engineering in Sweden and Germany. In 2017 he received a PhD from UNSW, and his current research in CSIRO is centred around the integration of remote sensing and machine learning for forest health monitoring and precision agriculture.

Abstract Estimating the effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth and yield of sugarcane using UAV LiDAR and multispectral imaging technologies

Precision agriculture or precision farming is a rapidly growing field for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Using 3D LiDAR and imaging payloads suitable for small rotorcraft UAVs we can observe fine-scale variations in crops that can ensure efficiency of fertilizer inputs and maximize yields. In this study we use the combination of LiDAR and multispectral imaging technologies to map multiple nitrogen trials in sugarcane in the wet tropics of Australia throughout growing season 2017-2018. Given monthly UAV surveys we generated a time-series of structural and spectral characteristics of sugarcane allowing us to estimate caneâ?Ts growth rates in terms of height, density and greenness. Furthermore, by establishing a relationship between in-situ measurements of leaf nitrogen concentrations and spectral characteristics of sugarcane as measured by UAV imaging technology we derive vegetation indices to estimate caneâ?Ts nitrogen concentrations in forthcoming UAV surveys. Finally, we create predictive models of sugarcane yields, allowing us to infer the stage at which it is possible to derive reliable yield predictions from UAV data. We present different use cases to highlight the respective advantages of the LiDAR and multispectral systems and discuss the expected outcome, also in comparison with photogrammetric methods.

Margie Smith Team lead, Science Data Governance and Policy, Geoscience Australia, Australia

Margie Smith works at Geoscience Australia where she leads the data governance and policy team. Her role includes assessing data management and standards used to curate data and products for the organisation. She started her federal government career in 2008 by working with ANZLIC on their Spatial Resources Discovery and Access Toolkit and has worked across government since in various roles related to improving data interoperability.

Abstract Keep Calm and Follow the Standard: The Art of Using and Adapting Standards to locate data

The business of Geoscience Australia (GA) is to locate, assess, store and provide fundamental geoscientific data and information to assist government and the community. GA has maintained a domain compliant product (metadata) catalogue since 2008 however we have not had consistent cross-agency visibility of our 'pre-product' data holdings. Since December 2017 we have initiated a program to catalogue all data coming into the building, the software and models used to inform a data product and finally the product itself. A profile of ISO19115:2014 has been used to extend elements and codelists to allow the relationship between catalogue objects, and between those objects and other online resources. GA has also made the catalogue available to other standard domains, such as DCAT for the National Archive of Australia.
GA has a long-standing relationship of sharing information about geospatial standards with the Land and Geological agencies in the States and Territories of Australia as well as the non-government sector and overseas. To assist in cross-walking catalogue standards, GA is in the process of publishing the profile schema and codelists used in their catalogue.

Steve Jacoby PSM Executive Director, Land and Spatial Information, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Australia

Steve Jacoby is the Executive Director of Land and Spatial Information (LSI) in the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM). The LSI division is responsible for spatial data, systems, services and infrastructure. Steve has chaired the Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC) since 2009, and represents the State Government on a number of spatial information expert panels, peak bodies, committees and boards.

Abstract Queensland's Transforming Spatial Environment

Driven by the natural disasters that impacted Queensland so heavily in 2011, the Land & Spatial Information (LSI) team has implemented a comprehensive framework enabling access to the State's fundamental spatial data, products and services including Queensland Globe, QSpatial catalogue, QTopo, Flood Check, historic aerial photography and high resolution satellite imagery. Underpinned by the Queensland Government's open data principles, the State's spatial data is made available as visualisations, data and web-services. Today, ten state government departments directly rely on this shared spatial data infrastructure managed by LSI which forms an authoritative 'Single Point of Truth'. Using a distributed custodian model, the infrastructure manages open and closed data. All data within this environment is searchable and discoverable by the public, driven by comprehensive metadata. And all data is available for visualisation through the Queensland Globe and may be downloaded (if open) or connected to via web-services. Whilst Queensland's spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is currently performing well and meeting demand, key decisions are looming about its future scope, scale and operating model. This presentation will trace the development and future journey of the State's current SDI and its critical products and services. It will summarise the demands and opportunities that are emerging in the State and nationally for spatial data management and provisioning, as well as discuss future options.

Franco Rea Director, Alexander Symonds, Australia

Franco Rea is a Director of Alexander Symonds and as a licensed surveyor has more than 27 years of experience in the Australian surveying industry. A past recipient of the prestigious Sydney John Stokes Award for technical excellence and professionalism in cadastral surveying, Franco's expertise covers property, construction, 3D Laser Scanning & Dimensional control work for both the private sector and governments.

Abstract Riverbank Revamp: Transforming the Adelaide Riverbank using 3D laser scanning & Revit BIM models

The redevelopment of the Adelaide oval has been a catalyst for transformation along the Adelaide Riverbank precinct. In this landmark project for South Australia, Alexander & Symonds were engaged by Skycity & Renewal SA to create detailed 3D Point Clouds & Revit models of the existing conditions of part of the existing Skycity Casino, Adelaide Railway Station Building, Adelaide Festival Centre and the Plaza joining the areas. The spatially accurate model provided has formed the basis of the BIM models for the 2 major projects, the Skycity Casino and hotel expansion and the redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre and Plaza. In this talk we demonstrate how we have harnessed the power of laser scanning to develop a Building Information Model (BIM). This information has formed the base for the existing conditions model used to plan and document the expansion of the precinct.

Thomas Gaisecker Senior Manager International Sales, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, Austria

Thomas Gaisecker finished his studies with master degree in geography with focus on geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg. From 1995 to 2003 he was CEO of ICRA and from 2000 to 2003 also partner of NextGIS. Since 2003 he is with RIEGL, now as Senior Manager International Sales and responsible for sales, training and support working with RIEGL distribution partners worldwide. He is an expert for Terrestrial Scanning / UAS-based scanning and applications in mining.

Abstract Automated Scan Data Registration for Improving TLS Data Acquisition Efficiency

We present a new automated registration feature for terrestrial laser scanning, providing a fast and reliable solution for this important and error-prone task. Employing the latest generation of TLS 3D laser scanners, the presented algorithm enables data registration for a great variety of application scenarios, including urban, rural, or forested environments in the field. This provides direct quality assessment boosting acquisition efficiency. Missing parts of the data can be quickly detected and new scan positions can be acquired accordingly without adding further travel time from and to the office. The underlying algorithm relies on the geometry of the scan data, the precisely calibrated reflectance output of RIEGL Waveform-LiDAR instruments, the a-priori information such as GNSS position, tilt and compass measurements, and on IMU-derived trajectories. In the first step, the coarse registration uses the position and information from the scanner's built-in sensors and combines it with a 2D image-matching algorithm. Next, plane information from the point clouds is extracted using principal component analysis where each scan is matched to the previous one with Multi Station Adjustment to further improve registration accuracy. After roughly aligning all scans, another iteration of Multi Station Adjustment is applied covering all scan positions simultaneously to reduce e.g. accumulated errors of long sequences of scans. The advantages of automatic scan data registration for the user are illustrated by practical examples.

Chris Hewett Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

Chris joined AGO (then Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation) in 2003 as a trainee imagery analyst. He held several analytic positons focused on regional military capabilities. In 2007, and established the Maritime Security section, before being posted as the Deputy Liaison Officer (Operations) to the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency in Washington DC, USA. Since 2011, Chris has held leadership roles in GEOINT capability development, Counter Proliferation and support to military operations directorate. In 2016, Chris established the Collection Directorate in AGO, which gained Government approval for the first large scale investment in space-based GEOINT collection capability in Australia. Chris was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in July 2017, and is the Assistant Secretary GEOINT Capability Development. He is responsible for the planning, delivery and sustainment of GEOINT collection, production and dissemination systems.

Abstract The new landscape for GEOINT capability development and industry collaboration in Defence

The mission and remit of AGO has expanded with the consolidation of geospatial functions in Defence. This means a significant change in how AGO does business and engages with industry, including the establishment of GEOINT as a recognised Program within the Defence Capability Life Cycle. This presentation will outline the new landscape that AGO operates in and, at a high level, the opportunities for Australian Industry to assist. It will explain how AGO intends to engage industry, the broad structure of the GEOINT Program, and the time lines of capability development.


Gavin Hamilton holds the current position of Chief Technology Officer at ASC Pty Ltd. With over 24 years of experience at ASC he has spent time in a variety of roles spanning both technical and management functions across different functional areas including Engineering, Integrated Logistics Support, and Project Management. He is currently responsible for ASC's information technology department. He has also previously worked for Telecom Australia (now Telstra) and a computer software and services company specialising in the Logistics and Warehousing sector. He graduated in 1986 from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and in 2012 completed a Master of Engineering (Military Systems Integration) from the University of South Australia.

Abstract Transitioning from 2D to 3D for the Collins Class Submarines

ASC was responsible for the construction of the Collins Class Submarines for the Australian Government throughout the 1990s and early 2000s which was followed by responsibility for maintenance and upgrade activities of the submarines once they entered service with the Royal Australian Navy. Throughout the life of the Collins Class Submarines ASC has utilised digital technologies to assist in the execution of the processes required to construct and maintain submarines, including design, engineering, logistics support, configuration management, supply chain, and general business enabling functions. This presentation will focus on the design and engineering aspects principally around the transition that ASC made from a 2D CAD based and document centric environment to a 3D CAD and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) based environment. Real world usage and examples will be provided of the advantages provided by the 3D environment over working in a 2D environment. The challenges that ASC has faced in terms of both technological and non-technological issues will also be identified and the subsequent lessons learnt conveyed.

Rob Clout Business Development Manager, Clarita Solutions, Australia

Rob has been responsible for delivering successful geospatial solutions for over 25 years and in locations all over the world. Rob has a very varied background with expertise that has included all levels of government, mining, oil and gas and now with a focus on utilities and in particular Asset Management.


Water Utilities have one strategic goal, to 'reduce the total cost to serve our customers'. In order to achieve this goal it has been recognised that a focus on being lean and efficient in how they do their work will lead to reduced costs for their customers. Field Crews are the eyes, ears and noses of the Organisation and their input into optimising maintenance regimes and renewals programs cannot be underestimated. It is therefore vitally important to provide crews with a fit for purpose Mobile Field Office (MFO) application streamlining both data interrogation and data collection. A recent partnership delivered a solution that streamlined the asset information handover process, delivered enhanced drawing management capabilities and enabled field crews to have the right information available when required. The project demonstrated that field crews and asset managers benefit significantly from working from a single source of truth and working collaboratively ultimately delivers a positive outcome for the customer.

Dr Lesley Arnold Director, Geospatial Frameworks, Australia

Dr Lesley Arnold is recognised internationally for her work in developing National strategies for spatial information reform and innovation within Australia and across Asia. Her recent works include "Cadastre 2034' for Australia, the "NSDI Strategy" for Sri Lanka; the Cadastral and Positioning Infrastructure: Moving to a New Future" for the Queensland Government; and 'Elevation and Depth 2030' for Australia. She also develops SDI implementation plans, governance models and data sharing policy to support open data initiatives. She is currently working in Vietnam and Indonesia on Provincial SDI implementations. Lesley is Research Fellow at Curtin University pursuing next generation spatial data supply chains and supervises PhD students. She is also Director and owner of consulting firm Geospatial Frameworks. Previously, Lesley was Director at Landgate responsible for Western Australia's geographic, aerial photography and satellite remote sensing programs, and an Executive Member on the Intergovernmental Governmental Committee for Surveying and Mapping, Australia.

Abstract Transformative characteristics and research agenda for the SDI-SKI step change: A cadastral data case study

The next generation Spatial Knowledge Infrastructure (SKI) is conceptualised as a network of data, analytics, expertise and policies that assists people, whether individually or in collaboration, to integrate in real-time spatial knowledge into everyday decision-making and problem solving. The SKI model moves the agenda on from more traditional Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) concepts, to automatically create, share, curate, deliver and use knowledge (and not just data and information) in support of the digital economy and the rise of spatially aware and equipped citizens. The ability to analyse information through a network of data will allow the government, business and community sectors to exploit the unique properties that new knowledge brings – be it a competitive advantage, delivery of new products, faster services or simply the ability to make sound decisions from having access to new insights. In the past, technological advancements have been hindered because knowledge discovery and data supply have traditionally been researched as mutually exclusive problems in the spatial domain. Today, the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) is tackling this duality more holistically. Just how the SKI will be delivered and why it is necessary, is explored in this presentation that sets out the research agenda required to make the transition from a SDI to SKI. The digital cadastre is used to case study the need for change and explain the necessary research and development required to streamline data supply, improve information value and increase knowledge utility. Cadastral information is likely to be a major contributor to decision support systems and open interface knowledge systems in the future. Understanding location, ownership (including RRR) and land value is a powerful asset that has potential to advance knowledge economies. Contemporary research is using Semantic Web technologies to extend the general Web architecture to interrelate data using a common framework. This means that land and property information, in various formats and locations, can be integrated to deliver knowledge-based services seamlessly through an open query interface Web application. Suppliers of land and property information can take advantage of new methods to improve data supply, information value and knowledge discovery for the benefit of end-users.

Greg Van Gaans Manager – Business and Location Intelligence, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Australia Abstract Leveraging an AWS Serverless approach to implement entreprise geospatial capability for Location SA

Location SA is a South Australian Government agency cooperative that delivers location-based applications, data and services to its member agencies and the citizen. This presentation shows how Location SA will utilize a range of AWS services to deliver geospatial applications, API's and data. The approach is unique in that it relies heavily on an AWS Serverless approach (as opposed to virtual servers known as EC2 instances) and leverages these services in a way not seen in traditional enterprise geospatial implementations.

Phil Turner Publican, Marree Hotel, Australia

Phil Turner and his wife Maz have been Publicans of the Marree Hotel since 2011. Phil spent most of his working life in Canberra as a private business consultant working in the communication of changed environments. Maz was a career public servant and a 4 times Australia Day Medal winner.

Abstract The Marree Man and the Case of the Missing Genitals

Two decades ago, the second biggest geoglyph in the world, dubbed the Marree Man, was discovered by a pilot flying over outback SA. Mystery surrounds how and by whom, the 4.2km tall, 28km outline of an Aboriginal Man on the edge of Lake Eyre, came into being. The Marree Man can be seen from space.
This presentation looks at the history of the Marree Man and the rejuvenation process in 2016, when after nearly 20 years, it had all but faded from the landscape and could no longer be seen on Google Maps.
This presentation will cover:
- His knowledge of its origins
- The speculation around the Marree Man's construction and methodologies used
- The pundits, cynics, soothsayers and delusional theorist's claims about who may have been behind it.
- Not only "who" but "why"?
- The impact of Native Title.
- Working with the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation.
- The restoration of the Marree Man in August 2016

Daniel Getman DigitalGlobe, USA

Dan Getman leads the Geospatial Big Data Solutions team at DigitalGlobe. This team is focused on working with customers to create analysis architectures that scale data science and machine learning methods across large spatial and temporal datasets. These efforts leverage high performance/cloud computing and cutting-edge analysis methods to derive insights from high-resolution satellite imagery and other datasets within a variety of domains.

Abstract Location Intelligence in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents the integration of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing into our personal and professional lives. We are blurring the line between physical and digital environments. Location Intelligence has emerged as a critical enabler in managing the challenges of data Velocity, Veracity, Volume and Varity of Industry 4.0. For data creators like DigitalGlobe, these developments demand a transition in focus and business strategy to manage the increasingly competitive market around empowering innovation within the location intelligence community while still maintaining our traditional client base. Innovation empowerment is about providing access to multiple sources of data and the tools to derive information from them. How do analysts manage hundreds of petabytes of data and leverage artificial intelligence to derive knowledge? How do we translate results at massive scale into effective decision making? Emerging companies are already creating solutions that require petabytes of Geospatial Big Data to implement. Together, we are part of a unique ecosystem working to create solutions in automotive, insurance, and telecommunications industries, to better understand how we mitigate disasters and improve lives, and to leverage artificial intelligence to its full potential in extracting knowledge from spatiotemporal data sources.

Trisha Moriarty Manager, Geoscience Data Management and Delivery, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Australia

Trisha Moriarty is the Manager, Geoscience Data Management and Delivery at the Geological Survey of New South Wales and has a Bachelor of Science (Cartography) Curtin University of Technology. As manager I lead the effective development and implementation of geoscience data management systems, including relational databases and associated online data discovery and delivery systems, to maintain the states geoscientific archives and provide geoscientific data to the public.

Abstract Next generation geoscience data delivery: an open source solution

Both government and the private sector invest millions of dollars in surveying and analysing the natural environment to better understand Australia's geological landscape and mineral prospectivity. The resultant geoscience information is held in the state government archives and is available for reuse by, not only the exploration industry but any interested stakeholder from landowners, farmers, geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists as well as researchers and educators. Improving the accessibility of NSW's geoscience data by building a dedicated data portal using open source solutions and designed to consume data services provides the opportunity to capitalise on the innovation driven by the open source community. But what are the practicalities of working with open standards and open source software. This presentation will showcase the journey undertaken in the design and implementation of the new generation geoscience data portal call MinView by the Geological Survey of New South Wales. It will provide insight and the lessons learnt from working with open data standards, web services (WMS, WFS and WMTS) and open source technologies (Open Layers3, Cesium), employing user centric approaches to stakeholder engagement and agile development methodologies. The portal MinView was award the 2017 Victorian Asian Pacific Spatial Award for Technical Excellence.

David Pyper Director of Pyper Leaker Surveying Services Pty Ltd, SSSI, Australia

David Edward Pyper, Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) SAIT, Post Grad Dip Property UniSA, FISA, FSSSi. Director of Pyper Leaker Surveying Services Pty Ltd based in Wayville South Australia.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS o 2008 - Winner of the J B & J W Calder Award For The Most Outstanding Contribution To The Surveying Profession
o 2005- Vice President Institution Of Surveyors Australia Federal Council
o 2004-2005 President Institution Of Surveyors Australia S.A. Division
o 2004-2005 Regional Chair Spatial Sciences Institute S.A.
o 2004-2005 Member Surveyors Board of S.A.

Abstract The Identification and Mapping of Historical Afghan Cameleer Mosque Sites in Marree and Farina, South Australia

The Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE) with the University of Adelaide received a grant to document the sites of Historical Afghan Cameleer Mosque sites in the Far North of South Australia. Pyper Leaker were approached to be part of the expedition team. The team being a Professor of Anthroplogy and expert on the Cameleers, an archaeologist, a linguist and an architect specializing in Islamic architecture. Our role was to confirm the locations and provide DTM's for the 3D reconstruction of the mosques. Using a combination of the original surveyors field notes(1883) and Diagram Book Pages the locations of the sites were set out using the latest GPS technology. Once the mosques were located and mapped, 50 additional sites of archaeological interest were also recorded. One of these sites was chosen for a dig site by the teams archaeologist. It was found to contain a rich collection of artifacts relevant to the cameleers. A very unusual assignment for a surveyor on a very important part of Outback Australia s History.

Guy Thomas Managing Director, C-SIGMA LLC, USA

Former US S&T Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness and father of space-based AIS & C-SIGMA, Guy has been in surveillance for 35+ years, leading the intro of USN's EP-3E & USAF's RC-135W, the first two acft with mission computers. Created the Naval War College's Space Chair. At JHU/APL for 9 years. Distinguished Graduate of the NWC.

Abstract Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness, for the Good of Mankind

There are four global commons where all nations of the world meet and interact. They are, in chronological order, Maritime, Air, Space, and Cyber. The leading-edge technologies of two of those global commons, Space and Cyber, are rapidly converging and dramatically changing operations in many aspects of life on Earth. As more and better Earth observation satellites are launched and data fusion / analysis systems capabilities expand, Space and Cyber have formed a very cost effective synergism. This paper lays out how unclassified Earth observation space systems, starting with Satellite AIS (S-AIS), and continuing with the ongoing explosion of Earth observations satellites, both radar and optical imaging in low Earth orbit, coupled with advancements in the cyber world for the processing and analysis of large amounts of both semantic and sensor based data, are providing the opportunity for substantially increased maritime situational awareness (MSA) for the good of all nations. Its main hindrance is ignorance as to how far these technologies have progressed, and how much the costs have decreased.

Darren Stephenson Hydrographic Services Business Development Manager, Fugro

Hugh is a hydrographic surveyor and Business Development Manager for Fugro. Since 2001, Hugh has undertaken hydrographic surveys worldwide using Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry technology. In 2007, he completed the FIG/IHO Category A certified course specialising in Hydrographic Surveying at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Following this, Hugh then managed hydrographic surveys for Fugro in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East.

Abstract Combined data sets of Airborne Lidar Bathymetry, Imagery and Multibeam Echo Sounder for Hydrography and Coastal Zone Management in the Asia Pacific Region

The lack of geospatial and hydrographic data in Asia-Pacific Island countries is impacting these developing nations in managing the risks and impact associated with natural disasters involving storm inundation and earthquakes. In the past, the management of these risks typically utilised a combination of local knowledge and low scale and often incomplete datasets that could not facilitate the necessary planning for hazards. Recent projects have demonstrated that the use of modern data collection techniques can provide the data required.
This deficiency of hydrographic data also limits these developing nations in increasing tourism, trade and travel as vessels do not have the necessary hydrographic data to make it safe coastal shipping safer. In 2017, the Asian Development Bank-funded Maritime Waterways Safety Project was initiated in Papua New Guinea to improve the safety and efficiency of the countryâ?Ts international and national shipping in coastal areas and waterways using bathymetric lidar and multibeam sonar technologies.
This paper will look at advances in the use of combined Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry (ALB), imagery and vessel based Multibeam Echo Sounder (MBES) to capture data and model the coastal and near shore environments in the Asia Pacific to assist with environmental risk management and improving coastal navigation.

Kale Needham Spiral Data Group Abstract Distribution and Geospatial Analytics

Humans have been trying to efficiently move goods and services for over 5,000 years. So what's in store for the next era of intelligent transport? Today there are more than one billion vehicles globally, of which approximately 40% are used for commercial purposes. With the advent of online shopping, global customer demand, cloud computing, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence, it's never been more important for vehicle networks to perform. In the era of the horse and cart, transportation improvements were gained from better breeding, saddle and horse shoes. With the introduction of the automobile the focus became efficiency of the engine, fuel and tyres. In the midst of Industry 4.0 how will distribution networks improve? Kale will discuss the use of geospatial analytics for vehicle fleets covering the domains of travelling salespeople, service fleets and road haulage.

Simon Cope CTO, Spookfish Abstract Industry 4.0: Implications for Intelligent Systems in Geomatics

Dubbed 'Industry 4.0', the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies is rapidly impacting industries far beyond traditional manufacturing. This ripple effect, combined with ongoing growth in available compute performance and data storage capability, is creating the next wave of technological disruption that is already driving massive change in geomatics.

In this presentation, technology leader and Spookfish CTO Simon Cope provides a unique insight into how Spookfish is leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies to systemize the routine capture, processing and analysis of trillions of pixels a day, allowing the economical delivery of robust, high accuracy and radiometric quality geomatics products and derivative analytics to solve real-world business problems.

Tripp Corbin eGIS Associates

Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert, speaker and author in the field of geospatial technology. He holds multiple certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified GIS Professional, CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer and Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Professional. He teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout North America. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community. He is the Immediate Past President of URISA and recipient of the URISA Leadership and Barbara Hirsch Special Service Awards.

Abstract Is your GIS ready for 3D?

As the world population grows, the infrastructure and regulations needed to support it grow as well. The days when traditional 2D datasets were capability of supporting this growth are shrinking fast and the requirement to develop 3D datasets is increasing. In the United States we have seen the development of 3D parcels, where an adjoining parcel now overlaps the neighboring parcel above the ground to allow builders to expand their developments in to the used space above. More and more utilities are being buried below ground, leading to an increased number of service interruptions because one utility cuts into another one they did not know was there. Add the increasing use of Building Information Management systems and it is not hard to see why the need to go 3D in our datasets are growing. This presentation will discuss why you need to start taking your GIS datasets into 3D and some of the challenges you will face in doing so.

Peter Mandak FARO Abstract Total solution from FARO to make efficient for QA/QC process of Building & Construction

Nowadays the cost of QA/QC for Building/Construction is getting important to get competitiveness. FARO BuildIT Construction verification software solution enables AEC professionals to facilitate and accelerate validation to design specifications, tolerance evaluation with high accuracy and part positioning and building monitoring. Utilizing BuildIT Construction allows users to drastically reduce costs and detect errors early on to avoid expensive rework. Leveraging the robust and powerful platform of BuildIT’s cutting-edge 3D metrology software for manufacturing, BuildIT Construction addresses all quality assurance and quality control processes throughout the building and facility lifecycle.

Julia Mitchell CRCSI (FrontierSI) Abstract Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Test-bed Demonstration Project Update

This SBAS Test-bed is a satellite based positioning infrastructure that is currently available until January 2019. In simple terms, SBAS provides a cost effective way to improve GPS signals from around five metres in accuracy to sub-metre. This trial is supported by a $12 million investment from the Australian Government with a further $2 million from the New Zealand Government. CRCSI is coordinating and undertaking user testing of SBAS in Australia and New Zealand in conjunction with a benefit analysis of SBAS technology. CRCSI partners, Geoscience Australia (GA) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) together with three global companies GMV, Inmarsat and Lockheed Martin are implementing the SBAS test-bed to evaluate three positioning signals for improved accuracy and integrity over Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Miro Palfy SA NT DataLink Abstract Geo-coding regional and remote poor quality address records with confidence

The wide availability of different geo-coding tools presents a challenge to achieving reliable outputs, particularly when faced with poor quality address records. While the optimal standard for spatial research and analysis is verified addresses with (x/y) coordinates, often legacy data sources and unvalidated addresses result in poor quality addresses that can be a major barrier to achieving consistent and high rates of geo-coded outputs, which in turn inhibit higher quality research outcomes. With a range of different commercial and non-commercial geo-coding services available, this paper considers differences in regional focus, built-in algorithms and resulting quality of matching.

The Cardiac ARIA research study for the South Australia and the Northern Territory required geo-coding of the administratively collected public hospital address records, analysing Cardiac events and the accessibility to Cardiac services using the Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA). This project examines the challenge faced and steps taken to improve the confidence in the geo-coded outputs, using a variety of means including cleaning, evaluation of different tools and business rules. The paper discusses the finding that individual geo-coding tools provide varying results, particularly when faced with incomplete and unconfirmed address records, and the steps taken to produce consistent and reliable results.

Michael Giudici Surveyor General , Land Tasmania Abstract Integrating GDA2020 into Business as Usual

This session will outline the progress of implementation of Australia’s new datum GDA2020, including an update on each of the jurisdictions. The session will demonstrate the use of transformation tools, the online forum, educational resources and discuss practical matters such as when to begin projects in GDA2020. The session will conclude with a Q and A audience session for which pre-submitted questions will be answered and questions from the floor invited. Panellists will include the speakers plus other experts and consultants involved in the implementation. The forum will be particularly beneficial for those practitioners seeking to advise departments, utilities, local government and clients about the GDA2020 project and implications for data and positioning.

Mark Korver AWS

Mark Korver is the Geospatial Lead on the Specialist Team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is based in Seattle. He has eleven years of experience building Cloud solutions both as a customer and employee of AWS. Having founded companies with a geospatial focus, Mark is comfortable speaking about both business development and technical architecture. By virtue of his experience in software development and academic training in innovation theory, Mark is often asked to give executive briefings on Amazon’s Culture of Innovation to new customers. Before becoming the Geospatial Lead at AWS, Mark was the first Solution Architect on the State Local Government and Education team (SLED). During the formative years of AWS and the SLED team, Mark served customers across the US, supporting projects at universities such as MIT, University of Washington, Berkeley and Stanford and working with public customers such as the Seattle Police Department and King County, WA.

Abstract How the Cloud spurs innovation in the geospatial industry

At Amazon we start with the customer and work backwards, and we have a very strong culture of innovation. We identify heavy lifting and solve for it as quickly as possible. The birth of Amazon Web Services can be attributed to those core principles. So what happens when you take the heavy lifting out of geospatial? AWS customers are better able to focus on getting new ideas to market because they have the time to innovate in a way they were rarely able to do before. The many services offered in the Cloud, in combination with shared code and data, act as catalysts that drive a level of productivity not possible in traditional silo'd environments.

Anton van Wyk 1Spatial

His background in civil engineering and software development, combined with survey experience, has led to innovative workflows in data capture. With over 20 years of experience in spatial technologies including professional work, consultancy and sales, Anton has been involved in the successful delivery of spatial solutions in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific for a range of industries.

Abstract Enabling Spatial Data Infrastructure in the State of Michigan

Numerous organizations spend billions of dollars producing and using geographic data each year. Yet still, they often do not have the information they need to solve critical problems due to lack of consistent data standards, funds, or jurisdictional control. Often the same information is mapped again and again because little or no coordination exists between organizations. The Michigan Geographic Framework (MGF) program is designed to solve this data and communication problem by creating and maintaining a single “official” state base map for state business needs.

The State of Michigan (the State) recognized the need to upgrade the MGF data model and system design including data validation and workflow management processes in order to create a more streamlined and integrated effort. Previously the State duplicated the maintenance of these layers by having one department update the central repository while individual agencies maintained the data specific to their needs in their own repositories.

The State has contracted with Esri and 1Spatial to provide the software that will support this vision. 1Spatial’s 1Integrate business rules engine is utilized to automatically perform change detection between the data supplied from the contributors and the existing repository. 1Integrate is also responsible for maintaining and validating the appropriate relationships between features. For example, state, county, and town boundaries align with a road where the road is the boundary between said features. Acting as the gatekeeper for the repository, all data non-conformances are flagged by 1Integrate at their exact location and provided back to the contributor(s) for correction and resubmittal, thereby ensuring the repository’s validity and making it fit for purpose at all times.

Chad McLachlan AeroMetrex (Australia) Abstract Modelling a reflective vehicle for Guided Soft Target creation

The objective of this work was to capture a high accuracy photogrammetric model of a Nissan Navara (representative Australian vehicle) for the purpose of creating a guided soft target for use in self-driving car testing and collision avoidance systems verification. The modelling of reflective objects using photogrammetry is especially challenging due to high order reflections and lack of features. Typically vehicle models are created using individual measurements and line work in CAD. This process is labour intensive and low in detail.

Prior research was carried out involving vehicle modelling to estimate bonnet to hood clearance for pedestrian collision impact analysis. These techniques were extended in this instance to the whole vehicle for generating input for the photogrammetric process. The vehicle was captured twice using DSLR cameras and once using a UAV indoors. Between the captures the vehicle was painted randomly using a mixture of paints to achieve a non-reflective surface and plenty of trackable markers. The vehicle simplified and captured using CAD from the detailed 3D model to be within specifications of the soft-target manufacturer.

Dr. Sukanta Jena Cyient

Dr Sukanta With more than 20 years of extensive work experience in Sales & Account Management for IT solutions in SEA, Indo-China countries and previously managed more than 30+ large IT projects in Smart City, Energy domain in various parts of the world..

He has done his doctorate in GIS from Indian Institute of technology most premier engineering institute in India – IIT Bombay & MBA from McIntire School of Commerce, USA and published many papers in research and industry journals and has been awarded with various research and industry awards during his professional career.

Abstract Infinite Access to Satellite data for Smart City

When nature and humanity change Earth’s landscapes - through flood or fire, public policy, natural resources management, or economic development - the results are often dramatic and lasting. However, the environmental issue tends to be a secondary position behind economic efficiency, which seeks the optimization of refining facilities. Such facilities end up being concentrated in land encroachment and changes over a certain period. The diagnosis of those issues must take into consideration the conflict and potential changes associated with the land. Monitoring is the most crucial issue for analyzing the risk and the land occupation in the areas surrounding. Cost optimized real time monitoring can happen if we have infinite realtime access to satellite data to most of the satellite fly across the point of interest. This is possible by Imagetrek which will give you daily update of satellite data with a comparison capability with history to detect change on the earth surface to deal with many real life issues.

Sean Gorman DigitalGlobe

Sean is the Head of Product Management at DigitalGlobe helping build GBDX. Previously he was a founder of Timbr.io - a platform for enabling algorithm reusability and more accessible data science - acquired by DigitalGlobe in 2016. Before starting Timbr.io he was a founder of GeoIQ - a collaborative data and analytics company. GeoIQ was subsequently acquired by ESRI where Sean worked integrating social data and streaming analytics with ESRI's mapping technologies. Sean has also previously worked in academia serving as a research professor at George Mason University. Sean received his PhD from George Mason University as the Provost's High Potential Research Candidate, Fisher Prize winner and an INFORMS Dissertation Prize recipient.

Ass Prof Neil Coffee University of Canberra

Neil is Associate Professor of Health Geography in the Health Research Institute, University of Canberra in the Spatial Epidemiology Group. He is concurrently appointed Adjunct Fellow in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Healthy Cities Research Group, The University of Adelaide, Senior Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Population Health Research, Health Science, at the University of South Australia. Neil has been involved in the application of GIS to population, urban, social and health for more than 30 years and was a part of the successful National Key Centre for Teaching and Research into the Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems at the University of Adelaide 1995-2000. His work has spanned many applications of GIS to social science and public health, the impact of the built environment on physical activity and obesity, developing socio-economic GIS databases and the use and adaptation of government collected and maintained administrative data for social and health research, and the integration of GIS into government systems. For the last 17 years Neil's work has focused on the impact of the built environment on physical activity, obesity and chronic disease. Neil helped develop the Australian walkability index as part of the PLACE project (part of the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network) which has researched walkability across 12 countries and continues to research place-health associations. Neil has published extensively across the different work sectors with more than 80 articles and reports and presented at local, state, national and international conferences.

Abstract Geohealth: The Importance of Place in Understanding Health.

There is a simple concept in geography – Tobler's Law "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things". This simple concept underpins the Place and Health work and extends analysis to explore not just traditional measures but aspects of the environment that people interact in. GIS is an "All Pervasive Enabler" and extends our capability to understand how "near things" might impact health.

Spatial technologies have made significant gains over the last 30 years. Spatial data availability has also improved over time. Spatial modelling has improved and the importance of "place" among health researchers has grown considerably. A quick check of place-health papers published outlines this interest. In 1983, 1 paper was published, 1 in 1962, 52 in 1971, by 2017 there were more than 1500 papers published. This presentation will focus on the gains and the challenges of doing "place-Health" better spatially.

James Hall Pitney Bowes Abstract The continued permeation of Location Intelligence – driving innovation and delivering true value in our daily lives

Location Intelligence has permeated almost all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Wide spread smart phone use was accompanied by an explosion in mobile apps utilising location, helping to answer simple questions – where am I? Where do I want to go? Who or what is around me right now? We expect fast and accurate answers at little or no cost. The business world has embraced Location Intelligence as a key component and core driver for planning, growth and success, and the Spatial industry has adapted and innovated to help answer more complex and difficult questions.

In this session, I will explore current trends and innovations that appeal to a broader range of Location Intelligence users, highlighting successful use cases and hypothesising trends for the near future, for example:

• Big Location Data and I.o.T – discovering actionable insights
• Software – Enterprise offerings, business intelligence, customisability and mobile first thinking
• Data – The new Bacon – Global breadth and local depth
• Digital Transformation – the key role Location Intelligence is playing at every step

Herman Coomans Pitney Bowes

Herman has been in the software industry for more than 30 years, and has been a Public Sector Solutions Architect and senior manager at Amazon Web Services for the last three years. He is a member of the global Geospatial Specialist team at AWS, and has helped customers like Emergency Management Victoria, Department of Environment and Bureau of Meteorology with geospatial solutions on the AWS Cloud. He is passionate about helping organizations leverage Amazon Web Services to deliver geospatial solutions to the community.

Abstract The myth of “Cloud Ready

Geospatial professionals, data scientists and researchers alike often hold back from leveraging Cloud computing because they think that their applications are not “Cloud Ready”. In this presentation you will learn how research organisations and government departments have built powerful, scalable geospatial platforms, often directly using old, unmodified software applications, and moving through to an evolutionary approach to improving and optimizing geospatial applications on the AWS Cloud.

Denise McKenzie Executive Director, Communications & Outreach Open Geospatial Consortium Abstract

Many of you will be familiar with the Open Geospatial Consortium, but how well do you know it today? The OGC has been under going an evolution in the past few years with many changes both in process and new domains of standardisation. This session we will share with you some of these changes and give you the insight into what is new and what is coming in the world of open geospatial standards.
Highlights for the session will include:

• An update from the OGC ANZ Forum Chairs on the year ahead
• Outcomes from the recent Hackathon to further develop the new WFS 3.0
• ABS will share their experiences with implementing Geopackage for all their administrative boundary data
• Highlights from Testbed 13 including whats happening with Vector Tiling and a look at what the team are working on in Testbed 14
• A word from our Board of Directors - Ed Parsons from Google will be joining us to share some thoughts and answer questions
• Overview of the key activities of the recent Technical Meeting in France including:

o Distributed Ledger Technologies
o Non-Authoritative Data
o Spatial & Statistics
o Integrated Digital Built Environment
o Hackathons - INSPIRE & Earth Observations
o Point Clouds, GeoScience, Marine, Smart Cities and much more

Stephen Craig Anditi Adrian Young, Spookfish, Australia Abstract Refining the oil of the 21st century: Next-generation spatial data, precision analytics and the scalable insights that will power smart cities

Information is the oil that will power the smart cities of the future, but without the capability to efficiently refine it at scale, the energy within even the highest grade oil cannot be realised. While it is well established that access to pervasive, high quality spatial data is necessary to develop digital models that reflect the real world detail of our cities, the influence of data quality on the accuracy and efficiency of automated city-wide spatial analytics poses challenges for the architects of smart cities.

Recent research conducted by Anditi has quantified the impact that spatially accurate, consistently high resolution data has on the performance of their automated analytics solution and the precision of the results generated. The outcomes provide a pathway towards resolving the smart city architect’s challenges and demonstrate the revolutionary economic, social and environmental potential of applying precise, scalable spatial analytics to high resolution, high accuracy spatial data over entire cities.

Maher Karim Public Authority for Civil Information, Kuwait

As a GIS expert, and project manager working for the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) in Kuwait, Maher is working in the last 20 years in GIS field. He worked in multiple disciplines in many organizations which vary from esri distributors, private consultancy, and government organizations. Maher worked under the umbrella of international donors support for different countries including Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, and Syria.

Maher is taking care of many innovative projects for PACI which include the implementation of Big Data, and machine learning projects the empower the GIS services provided by PACI. Maher has a GISP, PMI-PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, and esri enterprise system design associate professional certificates.

Abstract Value realization from Geo-enabling government services

Government services are often served based on available data to provide a specific verify to consumers. Providing a public GIS based search engine using the organization business and address data opened new opportunities. One important opportunity is the encouragement of startup businesses to build new apps, and offer better services.

The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) has released Kuwait Finder web and mobile app. This app, and the shared partners apps allowed PACI to innovate a new government service which is the creation of live traffic map for State of Kuwait.

This innovation has implemented a real-time, and Big Data technology augmented with machine learning algorithms to predict and generate the traffic map. This exercise proved the benefit of using GIS based apps to government services and demonstrated the business value of such approach.

Dr Stuart Minchin Geoscience Australia Abstract Digital Earth Australia: Operational Earth Observations for a digital economy

Geoscience Australia, in collaboration with CSIRO and the National Computational Infrastructure have developed an innovative capability to measure and monitor the Australian land surface at unprecedented scale. The unique combination of high performance computing, big-data mining techniques and new satellite observing capabilities is allowing us to liberate the huge archive of satellite observations over Australia collected over the last 35 years to deliver up-to-date time series of environmental change at high resolution, over the entire continent. This allows us measure and track the pattern of surface water and flood inundation during wet and dry years, follow the growth in farm dams in the Murray Darling Basin, track the development of open cut mining, measure coastal change and coastal bathymetry, and track the patterns of land clearing and irrigated cropping at an individual paddock scale across all of Australia through a common environmental data infrastructure.

The development of this technology provides a capability to develop objective, evidence based measurement and monitoring of environmental change in a much more cost effective, efficient and accessible way across entire continents and shows the potential for a global infrastructure of such tools for governments interested in the development, mapping, regulation and management of land, water and coastal activities.

Elliott Simmons EMSINA Abstract A National Network for the Coordination of Spatial Effort in Emergency Management

Emergency Management Spatial Information Network Australia (EMSINA) is a vibrant and active group of spatial practitioners in the emergency management sector, committed to improving safety for Australians through the use of spatial information technologies to support sound decision-making. In line with EMSINA's mission and values, the group occupies a unique position working in collaboration with peak industry bodies, business and government as well as incident managers and first-responders on a range of technical, spatial initiatives in emergency management. The presentation at Locate18 and GeoSmart Asia 2018 will feature an overview of current national projects and jurisdictional examples of spatial applications in emergency management in use across Australia.