Program

  • Time Presentation Title Presenter
    8.30 – 9:00am Registration
    9:00 – 9.10am Welcome & Overview
    9:10 – 9:40am KEYNOTE Address 1: Building a fine-grain transport network from scratch: What’s changed and What’s stayed the same?
    Launching Australia’s first car share service with cars that had no  ’home’. Working out how to map members to cars and demand to supply. Developing tools and systems to manage over 1250 vehicles in close to 1000 locations. Refining the human/machine mix to solve both simple and complex service delivery issues.
    Nic LoweGoGet
    9:40 – 10:10am KEYNOTE Address 2: On the bus in the network city: the politics of real-time public transport informationIn a growing number of cities, smart phone users can access real-time information about the location of public transport services. While these real-time transport apps make use of a combination of locative technologies, they are also the product of combinations of actors making political choices. This presentation will unpack the politics of these real-time transport apps. Using Sydney as a case study, it will chart the range of choices that have shaped the development of real-time transport apps over the last decade, focusing especially on the way that locational data is collected, accessed, licensed, distributed and displayed. The presentation will then discuss the impact of these choices on the public transport experience for users and staff, drawing attention to the ways in which the interests of some actors have been prioritized while others have been marginalized. It will conclude by offering some thoughts on the implications of the analysis for future developments in real-time transport information. Kurt Iveson - University of Sydney
    10:10 – 10:40am Coffee break & visit exhibition and map gallery
    10:40 – 11:10am KEYNOTE Address 3: Unleashing the Sharing Economy: Mapping the idle assets all around usHow efficient is a car? How much of the food we grow goes to waste?  Many of the things that we take for granted around us are much more inefficient than we first thought. This presentation will look at the hidden inefficiencies and idle assets all around us and how individuals and companies are starting to tap into this hidden value through collaborative consumption. James MoodyTuShare

    11:10 – 11:40am KEYNOTE Address 4: High performance Indoor Positioning: Going Beyond Wi-Fi and A-GNSSHigh accuracy and high availability indoor positioning is required in many applications, including warehouse automation, disaster and crisis management, goods and product tracking, and pedestrian navigation in indoor or urban environments where GNSS fails. Locata is a ground-based GNSS-like navigation system which can transmit ranging signals at several frequencies in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) radio bands. The same band as WiFi. Locata has been used in open-cut mines as well as several airborne tests to augment GNSS. In September 2011 first tests were conducted in the use of Locata, on its own, for indoor positioning at the few centimetre level of accuracy. The latest development is a beam-forming antenna technology that delivers multipath-mitigated measurements that can be used for both positioning and orientation determination. In this paper, the results of the most recent indoor tests in late 2013 will be presented. The test results indicate that Locata can be used in the severe multipath indoor environment to support high accuracy, high reliability navigation. Chris Rizos - University of NSW

    11:40 – 12:40pm Panel Discussion – Hyperlocal, Augmented Reality and Wearable Technologies Rob MansonbuildAR.com
    Elliott Duff
    - CSIRO
    Paul Kouppas - Explore Engage
    12:40 – 1:40pm Lunch & Visit Map Gallery & Wearable Technology Gallery
    1:40 – 2:00pm New Location Perspectives in Retail – In the ZoneThis thought leadership paper explores key challenges and trends in the retail sector that are heavily influenced by location. Included are recommendations, solutions and examples of Location Intelligence in practice. Australia is changing, which creates challenges for bricks and mortar retailers that need to maintain the right product mix, in the right place, to the right market segments, at the right time. It is more important than ever to get location intelligent. We explore physical store location in relation to consumer mobility.
    Kolt LutyPitney Bowes Software

    2:00 – 2:20pm Ageing in Place and Space: Spatial Strategies for Ageing Societies
    The majority of older people want to age in place, in their own homes and within their own communities. Yet it is a typical response to the problems associated with ageing to relocate the individual. In this presentation we explore an approach that could help to link key components of these systems and permit older people and their advocates to engage directly with this interconnected system.One of the major problems for current and projected population ageing is that significant gaps exist within health care and between health care and other supports systems for older people. We often treat ‘place’ as ‘space’, easily managed and manipulated for cost and efficiency considerations. Aspects of spatial science can support community-based ageing by linking and visualising varied components of the spectrum of organisations and services that engage with older people.The result is a ‘virtual earth’ model of population ageing, dementia projections and health and social support infrastructure. Developed using a variety of data sources, the model links population data, epidemiological data and health and social support information to create a virtual environment for inquiring on the current and future implications of population ageing.This modelling contributes to the wider discussion about how to fund and manage the human consequences of population ageing. It is not about technology for its own sake but instead proposes meaningful applications that more closely model and support the way most of us live – in our local communities.
    Hamish RoberstonUniversity of NSW
    2:20 – 2:40pm Social Media and information communication during natural disaster events
    Communication is of high importance during natural disaster events. Communication among community members and authorities becomes vital for effective disaster management. The rise of social media and various other location technologies allows for a new context in communication and information sharing. Individuals have used social media to share images of disaster impacts, coordinate relief efforts, send cries for help, and express support for family and friends and those effected. Officials have begun embracing social media to issue disaster planning information, warnings, and status updates. Recent disaster events in Australia have been characterised by an unprecedented use of social media, including the 2010/11 Queensland floods and the 2013 Tasmania bushfires. This study examines two of these examples to assess the contribution of this new communication platform for disaster management.
    Billy Haworth -
    University of Sydney
    2:40 – 3:00pm Race for the Geospatial Overworld
    In computer games, the Overworld is the top down visual perspective of the fictional environment within the game that precisely maps and describes its geospatial construction; the levels, terrains, buildings, water bodies, locations, boundaries, routes, interactions, characters, and where the main player can be found. Similarly, today in behind the scenes of our everyday lives there is a multibillion dollar race to build a Geospatial Overworld – a spatially precise virtual representation of our real world in complete 3D and updated in real-time.The Geospatial Overworld, more commonly called Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), deliver advanced interactive digital maps and map-related functionality as a holistic service. SDI’s are available for people and businesses to integrate myriad applications, services and platforms through a suite of Application Programmer Interfaces, middleware and on-demand web services. The foundation of SDI’s are the highest quality and most up-to-date maps, which evolve constantly to reflect real-world changes. These updates include data collected by global teams of professional geographic analysts as well as anonymous data collected automatically from many dynamically interactive systems around the world, including each of us. This presentation discusses the Race for the Geospatial Overworld and how SDI’s will change our lives.
    Rohan Fernando -
    HERE Enterprise Business Development Oceania
    3.00 – 3.30pm Coffee break & visit exhibition and map gallery
    3.30 – 3:50pm The Geekification of GIS
    The pace of change in technology is having a huge impact on the GIS space. This disruption is forcing traditional organisations to rethink their approach to GIS delivery.  At Geoplex we concentrate on the use of technological innovations and assist organisations adopt these so that they can manage change more effectively. In this paper we’ll discuss real examples of how techniques and practises, inherited from the broader technology and innovation space, are filtering into the GIS space.We’ll look at how cloud solutions offer a more agile and nimble approach to traditional monolithic spatial data infrastructures. We’ll examine software  delivery techniques we’ve put into practise to allow organisations to scale and manage large spatial applications. Finally we’ll talk about some interesting software innovations and how they’re beginning to have an impact in the spatial world.
    Simon Hope - Geoplex 
    3:50 – 4:50pm Hackfest presentations
    4:50 – 5:00pm Summary & Close
    5.00 – 6:00pm GeoRabble Networking Reception @ Exhibition

     

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