• Google Maps Forum: 18th August 2015

    On the 18th August, a Google Maps Business Forum and Tech Bootcamp will be held at the MCG. Attend this forum to hear about the latest features and applications of Google Maps for businesses and organisations, presented by leading Google Maps experts.

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    QGIS Primer Workshop: Tuesday 18th August 2015

    Have you heard of QGIS, but haven’t gotten around to getting started yet? Would you like to be guided through a half-day workshop getting you primed and ready to start experimenting with the great open source GIS package that everyone’s been talking about? Well, here’s your chance!

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    GeoNext Conference Program, co-located with SSSI Victoria: 19th August 2015

    8:30am-9:00am Registration
    9:00am-9:10am Welcome & Overview

    Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed Ghouse, Chair, SSSI

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

    9:10am-9:40am Reality, virtual and otherwise: mapping the smarter city
    Colin Fairweather, Chief Information Officer, City of Melbourne
    9:40am-10:10am Redistributing the future – learning from disasters and technology trends to drive smart urban growth – FPET 0.5 Other

    Julian Carver, Seradigm Limited

    10:10am-10:40am Addressing the world in 3 words – FPET 0.5 Other

    Steven Ramage, Director of Strategy, what3words

    10:40am-11:10am Morning Tea
    GeoNext Stream SSSI Stream
    11:10am- 11:40am Talking cars, smart cities – what’s next?

    Professor Mark Stevenson, Epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne

    ICSM’s vision beyond Cadastre 2034 – FPET 0.5 Cadastral Survey Practice

    Mike Burdett, Surveyor-General of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)


    11:40am-12:00pm VicRoads open data journey

    Hossein Parsa, TL Spatial Systems

    Building the new Melbourne – FPET 0.5 Dev Planning

    Peter Seamer, CEO, Metropolitan Planning Authority

    12:00pm-12:20pm Transforming the understanding of transport data through interactive data visualisation

    Ben Cooper-Wolley, Arup Digital Lead – NSW, Arup

    The plan of subdivision as an artefact of community knowledge – FPET 0.5 Cadastral Survey Practice

    Serene Ho, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne

    Abbas Rajabifard, Professor and Head, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne

    12:20pm – 1:20pm Lunch
    1:20pm- 2:00pm Panel Discussion: employing Gen-Y or “whatever”. Do you know what makes your staff tick?

    Susan Harris (Moderator), Member of the Board, ITS World Congress
    Michael Dixon, Group Manager, Products & Customer Services, PSMA
    Lynnette Terrett, Director Spatial Technologies, Iconyx
    Tristan Sender, CEO, GoGet
    Nicola Scarf
    Phil Delaney, Research Program Manager (Built Environment), CRC for Spatial Information

    Victoria’s journey toward ePlan implementation and a 3D digital cadastre – FPET 0.5 Cadastral Survey Practice

    Davood Shojaei, ePlan Project Officer, Land Victoria in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
    Hamed Olfat, ePlan Coordinator at Land Victoria in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)


    2:00pm-2.20pm 2D… 3D… Smart Cities… disruptive innovation in the spatial and surveying sciences: are we ready for the paradox of progress?

    Serene Ho, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne

    International property measurement standards – FPET 0.5 Other

    Dr Piyush Tiwari, Assistant Dean, The University of Melbourne, Architecture and Planning

    2:20pm-2:40pm Urban positioning system – 5cm accuracy anywhere in the urban and built environments

    David Whitfield, CEO, Founder, Geepers Pty Ltd: Astrum Lighting Intelligence Pte Ltd

    The risk of not having professional indemnity insurance for professional practice – FPET 0.5 Risk Management

    Paul Mather, General Manager, Australian Consulting Surveyors Insurance Society


    2:40pm-3:00pm Geo-Planning city spaces

    Ben Guy, CEO, Urban Circus

    Cadastral graffiti – a glimpse at an emerging and disturbing culture – FPET 0.5 Cadastral Survey Practice

    Philip O’Brien, Director, Culliver & Sim

    3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Tea
    3:30pm- 3:50pm Quick and easy access to satellite imagery

    Damian Carroll, Regional Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

    Australian datum modernisation – FPET 0.5 Other

    Dr Don Grant, Associate Professor in Geospatial Science, RMIT University

    3:50pm-4.10pm AddEx – address data maintenance, exchange and use made easy

    Laura Kostanski, Director, Address Exchange

    FIG working week 2016 in Christchurch, and commission 1 updates – FPET 0.5 Other

    David Mitchell, Associate Professor Math & Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University

    4:10pm-4:30pm The Bike Bell Project

    Tim Price, Managing Director, RIA Mobile GIS

    Towards a Uniform Torres Title Act

    Michael James, Principal, Trinity Law

    4:30pm-4:50pm Hackfest: Finalists Presentation & Judging The inverted cone and construction surveys at the MCG

    Braith McClure, General Manager Surveying, AAM

    4:50am-5:00pm Summary & close