Q&A with Emma Krantz, CSIRO’s Data61


Wednesday 14TH OCTOBER 2020
1600 – 1700

Please note, all those with All Access Passes to Locate Connect will be automatically registered for all Locate Connect events and sent the zoom details. Everyone entitled to this has been emailed individually.

Please note, the recordings from the below listed live event will appear in the Locate Library 24 – 48 hours following the live event. Details on how to access the Locate Library have been emailed to all registered delegates.

3D data is the foundation for many ongoing Digital Twin projects. But dealing with 3D data is hard. The usual data problems apply: How do we organise it? Make it available to people in a useful form? Avoid duplication? Keep sensitive material safe? But on top of that, the tools for working with 3D data are nowhere near as well developed as their 2D counterparts. Plus, the extra dimension sometimes makes the data bigger. How do we make an enormous, 250GB photo-reality mesh work in a web browser?

Join us in a Q&A with Emma Krantz, a data engineer at CSIRO’s Data61 and one of the people working to find answers to these questions. In an interactive format, she will share some of the lessons she has learned in her work on the QLD and NSW Spatial Digital Twin projects with QLD Department of Natural Resources Mines & Energy, and NSW Department of Customers Service respectively.

This session is not purely aimed at GIS professionals and software engineers, it is intended as a general introduction to the 3D data landscape rather than an in-depth technical discussion.


Maurits van der Vlugt, Locate Conferences Australia Chair

  • 3D geospatial data
  • Digital Twins
  • Open data platforms
who should attend this event?
  • Anyone who works with 3D data
  • Those interested in the “how” questions of developing Digital Twins
about EMMA

Emma joined the Terria team at CSIRO’s Data61 in April 2019, and since then has been learning as much as she possibly can about all things geospatial. Over the past year and a half, she has worked on Spatial Digital Twins for the QLD and NSW state governments. Her primary focus day-to-day is transforming 3D data for visualisation on web platforms. She’s particularly interested in 3D graphics and making geospatial applications more accessible and inclusive. On weekends, you’ll find her writing code, swimming and working on various craft projects.