Intelligent location and smart spatial solutions at GeoNext 2015

  • The GeoNext Conference will return in 2015 on the 19th August, bringing with it fresh innovation and a conference program centred on “Location Information, Intelligent Transport and the Smart City”.

    The GeoNext Conference has a reputation for attracting leading speakers in the geospatial sector, and in 2015 keynotes at the event will include Julian Carver, from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Chris Sheldrick, of What3Words.

    For the last nine years Julian Carver has led strategies and projects across central and local government agencies, CRIs and Universities, the private sector and NGOs. Julian led the IT and Geospatial strategy for the Christchurch earthquake recovery, is now Acting Group Manager Business Development at LINZ, and will share his experience and key learnings at GeoNext.

    Co-founder and CEO of What3Words, Chris Sheldrick, will also join the conference as a keynote. What3Words is a revolutionary mobile application which can pinpoint any location in the world using just three words.

    Chris Sheldrick Julian Carver

    Chris Sheldrick

    Julian Carver

    In response to popular demand, the one day conference will be held in Melbourne at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is a move that will see GeoNext continue to be a forum for cutting edge knowledge, software and hardware in a format where delegates can enjoy in-depth presentations as well as network with industry colleagues.

    The rest of the speaker line-up is still to be determined, and call for papers is now open. The conference committee welcomes submissions based on the following topics:

    • Transport
    • Intelligent Transport Systems
    • Smart Cities
    • Sensorisation, Ubiquitous hyperlocal sensors
    • The role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
    • Travel & navigation

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    The SSSI Victorian Spatial Summit conference and the GeoNext 2015 conference will join forces to provide a single event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 19th. There will be two concurrent streams, a surveying-focused stream covering contemporary local, national and international issues, as well as the intelligent location and smart spatial solutions stream.

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