Monday 3 April 2017


2:00pm to 5:00pm: Engineering a Digital Earth using Imagery, LiDAR and data rich 3D modelling
Hosted by Aerometrex and Jacobs
Free of charge.

CPD Points: 3 x Survey Practice points

This workshop will take you through the latest in ‘off the shelf’ vertical ortho-rectified aerial imagery and online access through to the of use multi-ray matching techniques using high resolution oblique photography and 3D laser scanning techniques to create data rich 3D models, how these can be used in a variety of software packages and show you how these data sets are currently being used in industry. It will then take you further into the future of Digital Engineering and Federated data sets and explore possibilities in development and uses for you to take back to your workplace.

Key learnings will include:

  • An update on the availability of the latest ‘off the shelf’ ortho-rectified image products, new and historical
  • A look at a number of alternative approaches to the development of detailed, data rich 3d models
  • Demonstration of how these models can be used in various software platforms
  • Examples of how industry is using these models to support and enhance their projects
  • A look at the future integration and use of data rich 3D models in Digital Engineering

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2:00pm to 4:00pm: Foundation Spatial Data Framework
Simon Costello, Branch Head, National Location Information, Geoscience Australia
Meeting Room C2.2
Free of charge.

The Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF) is hosting a workshop discussing how location information is critical for innovation and for simply running business in the 21st century. It will also discuss the newly deployed cloud base system called the Location INformation Knowledge platform (LINK). The LINK allows users to discover trusted location information, learn about federated data governance, understand provenance and access a wide variety of location information data supplied by the Commonwealth, States and Territory governments.

This workshop will also include the following guest speakers discussing the importance of trusted Foundation Spatial Data within their sectors.

  • Greg Scott,  Inter-Regional Advisor, Global Geospatial Information Management, United Nations
  • Wanda Skerrett, Chief Executive Officer – Open Spatial Australia and SIBA National Board Member

Come and find out more at a facilitated workshop at the ISDE/Locate17 conference – 2:00pm – 4:00pm Monday 3 April 2017.

In an increasingly digitised and complex world – transparency and standardised access is the answer.


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Tuesday 4 April 2017

10:00am to 12:00pm: Supporting the rise of new location-based businesses – Lessons from start-up hubs in Australia
Damian Shepherd, SPUR
Free of charge.

A number of innovation hubs have been established recently across Australia, many out of co-working spaces. These include Fishburners in Sydney, River City Labs in Brisbane, York Butter Factory and The Commons in Melbourne, and SpaceCubed and Flux in Perth. A growing list of new location-based businesses have arisen out of these hubs, supported by a network of local accelerator programs and entrepreneurial communities. These businesses are as diverse as they are potentially disruptive across a range of industries including property and real estate, agriculture, transport and finance to name a few. SPUR, WA’s Location and Innovation Hub, powered by Landgate, proposes a half day workshop session to share experiences across the hubs outlined above in supporting new location-based businesses in Australia, with the aim of identifying how barriers to new business applications of digital earth technologies have been overcome. Businesses that have benefited through these hubs will be invited to join the discussion and share their experience. Other delegates to Locate 17 will benefit through exposure to business applications and networks outside the ‘spatial industries’. SPUR will coordinate with other innovation hubs across Australia to sponsor and coordinate this session at Locate 17.

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Wednesday 5 April 2017

2:35pm to 3:35pm: Location Standards & the Sustainable Development Goals
Presented by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Free of charge when attending conference.

The Sustainable Development Goals and its global indicator framework build on the predominantly social and population focused Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) and are now more inclusive, ambitious and transformational, to include environment, built infrastructure, marine, climate, energy, economy and resources. The data required to measure, monitor and inform these goals is vast and given the requirement covers the entire globe. Location data will be a vital component. This was specifically highlighted when the United Nations General Assembly asked for transparent and accountable scaling-up of appropriate public-private cooperation to exploit the contribution to be made by a wide range of data, including earth observation and geospatial information, while ensuring national ownership in supporting and tracking progress when the assembly adopted “TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” (General Assembly Resolution A/RES/70/1). Since 2000 when the MDGs were adopted, technology and access to data has continued to innovate and develop rapidly. As result the opportunities for how we collect and share location data that will help us all work towards achieving the new goals are many and varied. Open standards will be critical to ensure data interoperability and for nations to choose appropriate technology solutions that are right for them, but are enabled so that they can share their data easily within their national context as well as with the rest of the world to build a global picture of progress, successes and also when further assistance may be needed.

The Global Geospatial Community focus on location, and have worked together to improve the ways we share data for over 20 years. None of the topics that need to be addressed to measure and monitor these goals are unfamiliar to this community and as result many standards are already available to help nations collect and share geospatial data not only within their nations, but to enable them to share with others.

However, given the diversity and scale of the requirements, where do you start? What standards can be used now? What standards are being developed? And more importantly, what standards do we need to develop for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development?

This workshop will be the first of a series with the principal purpose to start the conversation that will answer these questions, and help provide guidance to nations as they embark on this journey.

The components of this workshop will include:

  • What are the SDGs?
  • Why are they so relevant to the geospatial community?
  • What standards exist already that we can use now?
  • Which goals do they relate to?
  • What standards are under construction?
  • What standards do we still need?

This workshop is a joint initiative of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 211 and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) supported by the Secretariat of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).  It is being held as part of the 10th International Symposium on Digital Earth an event of the International Society for Digital Earth.

For more information about this Workshop, please contact –
Denise McKenzie
Open Geospatial Consortium

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