MONDAY 23 MAY 2022

Activities available for all delegates to book at an additional cost. Places in each tour are limited and registration will be required.


Deep Space Centre Tour

Join us for a visit to the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. A part of NASA’s Deep Space Network, this facility features Australia’s largest antenna dishes that provide vital two-way communication with dozens of robotic spacecraft exploring our solar system and beyond. Outreach and Communications Manager, Glen Nagle will provide a presentation on the role of complex, its history and future. This 90-minute tour will include time at CDSCC’s visitor centre which provides beautiful views of the Tidbinbilla valley and the giant antenna dishes.
Cost: $65 includes transport, tour of the centre and the casual social event outlined below.
Minimum numbers required.

0900 – 1630

RTK & Drone Technology Field Workshop
Presented by Map Gear and Detail Survey.

Join us for a full day workshop exploring some of the latest developments in RTK terrestrial and drone survey techniques at the National Museum of Australia. In this full day workshop, we’ll explore RTK and PPK survey techniques. Discover how to integrate GNSS sensors with a range of survey & GIS field software including 12D Field, Carlson SurvPC, Carlson Layout, Field Genius and QGIS Field. Gain experience using various pathways of propagating RTK corrections from GNSS base to GNSS receivers and even directly to drones! Understand more about the differences between photogrammetry and LiDAR survey and see these drones in action. Learn about post processing workflows and tools and gain first-hand experience in the most basic machine guidance using GNSS technology.
This free workshop includes lunch and returns at 4:30 so you’ll be on time for the casual social event with the Locate crew at a nearby pub! More information is available here. Please register via the Locate online registration site.


Casual Social Event

In Canberra on the Monday? You should come along to the very casual social night! This will be held at a Hopscotch bar within walking distance to the Convention Centre. Shared food platters plus a drink voucher or two will be provided.

Cost: $25, (included for those who book one of the above-mentioned tours/workshop)


For more information and to book your place visit:


Time: 1700 – 1830
Location: within the Locate22 Showcase exhibition area, National Convention Centre Canberra
Tickets: Included for full conference registrations. Additional tickets are $90 per person.
Dress code: Smart Casual

Join us for drinks and canapes whilst you catch up with friends and colleagues.


Time: 1830 – 2230
Location: Ballroom, National Convention Centre Canberra
Tickets: Included for full conference registrations. Additional tickets are $180 per person.
Dress code: Black Tie

Hosted by SIBA|GITA and SSSI, and supported by the four pillars of our industry – academia, government, research and the private sector – the APSEA are an opportunity to celebrate our rising stars. The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards are conducted regionally across the Asia Pacific region, culminating in a national gala dinner at our annual Locate Conference.


If you are arriving early into Canberra, or plan to stay on after the conference, here is a list of some suggested activities/tours to do in the region.

The small-yet-mighty capital of Canberra is a city that punches far above its weight. The well-known museums and galleries are just the beginning. Dig a little deeper to find bustling brewpubs, hidden gems, quiet nature and family-friendly attractions.


5 minutes’ drive from Canberra Convention Centre
Located near the Parliament buildings on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Questacon is the National Science and Technology Centre. While it may have been created with kids in mind, it’s a place where everyone can come and experience the weird, wonderful, and wacky world of science and technology. Travel to the centre of an Earthquake, to the heart of a beehive, all the way to outer space!
Their doors will be open for timed sessions to inspire your imagination with the world of science and technology. Tickets must be pre-booked online for all visitors in your group, including babies and children. It is recommended to book early as tickets for each session are limited. For more information and to book your tickets head to:


Canberra Winery Tours welcomes you to the Canberra Region and invites you and your guests to enjoy and experience a wine tour to remember, with comfort, extensive knowledge, great food and of course – wines you won’t forget.
The guided tours by Canberra Winery Tours open the doors to the jewels of the ACT region, so that you may be rewarded with insights into the true heart of the nation’s capital and the incredible local wineries. Half day tours cost $200pp and visit 3 cellar doors plus lunch at Murrumbateman Winery and ends about 2pm. Full day tours cost $250pp and visit 4 cellar doors plus lunch at one of our fantastic dining options as well as a stop at the Chocolate Factory and ends about 4pm.
To book please contact: [email protected]
or call +61 2 6299 9898


12 minutes’ drive from Canberra Convention Centre
Come and explore our impressive public displays that have been designed for a self-guided experience, and view some of the architectural and geoscience themed features of our purpose designed building. Our public areas are open business days, Monday to Friday, from 9am-5pm with free entry and parking available onsite. Some of the attractions to explore in our public spaces are:

  • National Mineral and Fossil Collection: See the superb collection of world-class minerals, rocks, fossils, geoscience maps and historical equipment displayed in our foyer. You can also view our most valuable unseen specimens housed in our vault via our online exhibits.
  • Follow our Treasure Hunt to explore some of the samples displayed in the foyer. Scan the QR code near Reception to access the quest on your own digital device, find the ‘treasures’ and learn some fun facts about some of our unique specimens. Happy hunting!
  • N.H. (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library: Browse one of the most comprehensive collections of geoscientific information resources in the Southern Hemisphere. Discover thousands of digitised publications, meet Prof. W.G. Woolnough and his family, or just enjoy our dinosaur garden and exhibits from the collections. Our friendly staff can help you locate information in our catalogue, on our shelves, or on the web.
  • Education Centre: Experience our hands-on displays and learn about Earth science. Whilst the Education Centre is regularly booked by school groups, members of the public are welcome to visit when it is not in use. To check availability, please contact Reception on Ph: 02 6249 9111.
  • Geological TimeWalk: Take a walk in the landscaped gardens outside the building along a physical representation of geological time using large rock samples. Additional information, including printed material, is also available to add to your experience whilst you travel the TimeWalk.

Blackstone Café is open for meals and refreshments until 3:00pm. The cafe can host groups with prior notice. For further information please email: [email protected] or phone: 02 6249 9149.

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