Ozri 2019 abstracts

Plenary
Future now: MRT Corp's ground-breaking fusion of BIM & GIS [Brisbane]
Aswadi Yusof, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

Currently under construction and targeted for completion by 2022, Malaysian Mass Rapid Transit Corporation’s (MRTC) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line will serve an estimated population of two million. With a 13.5km subterranean segment, the 52.2km line will be serviced by 37 stations — 11 of which will be underground.

The SSP Line Geospatial Portal is the first cloud-based GIS deployment portal in Asia to fully integrate BIM and reality modelling into ArcGIS Server. Serving topographic, geological, structural and environmental information related to the project site, the portal supports decision-making, enhanced project execution and reduced risk exposure, while delivering up-to-date and accurate information during the planning and design stages.

MRTC also utilises Esri’s 3D web scene to host 3D reality modelling — created using a fusion of aerial photos and BIM modelling — and to access, inspect and visualise site incidents. The GIS platform makes the output available and accessible across project teams through a virtual view of site progress. 

Swells, Soundings and Sustainability… but "Here be Monsters" [Brisbane]
Dawn Wright, Esri

We have been mapping the oceans for hundreds of years, from the stick charts of the ancient Marshall Islanders to the initial soundings of the 19th-century Challenger expedition, to the multibeam sonars and robots of modern surveys. Today we map the oceans not only to increase fundamental scientific understanding of the ocean system, but also to protect life and property, promote economic vitality, and inform ecosystem-based management and policy. Towards this end, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an overarching context for modern map development, drawing upon a vast wealth of maps and mapping experience that couples appropriate data with spatial analyses. At the same time, there is an overarching need for more compelling map design to help effectively communicate results and future predictions across a wide variety of specific questions. Indeed, modern-day mapping systems have become increasingly “intelligent,” and these “smart maps” are changing what we measure, how we analyse and evaluate systems, how we forecast, and even how we develop new regulations. Intelligent maps are addressing a myriad of challenges from the tracking of marine debris and marine mammals, to “geodesigning” the ocean to support multiple uses (commercial fishing, recreation, alternative energy, transportation, conservation), to the creation of scientific cyberinfrastructures for ocean observatories. Yet “there be monsters” – the major research challenges that continue to confound us. Despite the growing intelligence of mapping systems, we must cope with both the over-abundance and the paucity of ocean data (i.e., “big data” and “dark data”), data multidimensionality, the need to increase data resiliency and the ability to make data more accessible to many audiences. How do we address these major issues to create open and effective access to ocean science that will contribute to the global public good and ultimately to the sustainability of Planet Ocean?

A quay to BIM and GIS collaboration: Investigating Sydney’s tourist transport hub [Sydney & Melbourne]
John Benstead, Norman, Disney & Young

As one of Australia's iconic historical and cultural landmarks, Sydney’s Circular Quay attracts millions of visitors every year. While most people admire the views surroundings, they would be unaware of what’s beneath their feet. This presentation looks at a landmark investigation of the precinct by Norman Disney & Young, capturing all the existing assets and uncovering what lies beneath the surface of this iconic location and transport hub. Through BIM-GIS collaboration and geotechnical, geophysical, asset condition investigation and point cloud capture, learn how Norman Disney & Young meticulously documented this historical landmark for the first time in its 174-year history.

In the hot seat with Esri’s new deep learning capabilities [Sydney & Melbourne]
Tariro Taneka & Josh Venman, Esri Australia

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, response and recovery efforts can be drastically slowed down by manual data collection and the reliance on human interpretation of imagery and site visits to assess damage and loss. Join two of Esri Australia’s leading technical experts as they showcase ArcGIS deep learning capabilities. Watch crisis response simulations and experience the new frontiers of disaster management. 

Integrate
Closing public works funding gaps with the power of GIS visualisation [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Rod Lovely, Assetic

When the City of Topeka, Kansas learned the tax used to fund its pavement renewal projects was up for re-evaluation — at the same time as they were tasked with improving the average PCI (Pavement Condition Index) from 55 to 60 over the next 10 years — they had a very-real challenge on their hands. The City worked with Assetic to model different funding scenarios, resulting PCI ratings, and levels of service across a 15-year time span. The pilot achieved actionable insights within eight weeks. These were then presented to both council and taxpayers using Esri Story Maps. In this session you’ll learn how map-based visualisation of complex scenarios helped the City of Topeka to easily arrive at the optimal combination of investment and PCI whilst bringing a diverse group of stakeholders onboard.

Accurate field-to-office data sharing with ArcGIS apps and submeter GNSS receivers
[Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Jean-Yves Lauture, EOS Positioning Systems

MELBOURNE

Accessing real-time GNSS locations on smartphones and tablets using Esri mobile apps such as Collector for ArcGIS enables reliable field-to-office GIS data sharing. In this session, Parks Victoria explains how Collector and the Eos Arrow GNSS receiver streamline natural-resource and cultural-heritage management across Victoria. They are joined by Eos Positioning Systems, who will explain popular topics around GNSS for GIS users including: constellation statuses and updates; differences between consumer, submeter, survey-grade and RTK receivers; what GNSS metadata is and why it’s important; how to prepare ArcGIS Online maps to support GNSS metadata; datum transformations — and more.

SYDNEY

Accessing real-time GNSS locations on smartphones and tablets using Esri mobile apps such as Collector for ArcGIS enables reliable field-to-office GIS data sharing. In this session, Pinnacle Arborpro explains how Collector and the Eos Arrow 100 GPS/GNSS receiver enhances vegetation management under powerlines. They are joined by Eos Positioning Systems, who will explain popular topics around GNSS for GIS users including: constellation statuses and updates; differences between consumer, submeter, survey-grade and RTK receivers; what GNSS metadata is and why it’s important; how to prepare ArcGIS Online maps to support GNSS metadata; datum transformations - and more.

BRISBANE

Accessing real-time GNSS locations on smartphones and tablets using Esri mobile apps such as Collector for ArcGIS enables reliable field-to-office GIS data sharing. In this session, Brisbane-based Emprise Group (aka Hema Maps) will explain how Collector and the Eos Arrow 100 GPS/GNSS receiver efficiently captures tourist information along outback roads and tracks. They are joined by Eos Positioning Systems, who will explain popular topics around GNSS for GIS users including: constellation statuses and updates; differences between consumer, submeter, survey-grade and RTK receivers; what GNSS metadata is and why it’s important; how to prepare ArcGIS Online maps to support GNSS metadata; datum transformations - and more.

Integrating and extending Esri field apps for works management
[Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Houtan Emad, Esri Australia

Having a common view in both the field and back office makes the right things happen; the right worker goes to the right place with the right tools to do the right job -- avoiding costly errors and inefficiencies. Check out how to build best practice works management solutions using multiple Esri field apps. Learn how to manage people, processes, software and data products in real-time more efficiently.

ArcGIS Urban: city planning in 3D
[Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Gordon Sumerling, Esri Australia

ArcGIS Urban is an immersive 3D experience designed to improve urban planning and decision-making. Visualising developments in a digital twin helps city planners understand the impact of developments in 3D and be more proactive in the planning process. Get an introduction to ArcGIS Urban and learn how to deliver engaging online maps to the community that convey planning information in an easy-to-understand way, quickly visualise projects in your local context and leverage location intelligence to drive better decisions.

Monitoring critical infrastructure stability with SAR data
[Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Cherie Muleh, Harris Corporation

Of the roughly 3,500 tailings dams worldwide, over 300 collapse each year. Brazil’s Brumadinho dam had been certified as stable prior to its collapse in January 2019, however an earthquake led to a structural failure that resulted in more than 200 deaths. Would it have been possible to detect signs of instability in the dam? Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data analysis detected anomalous areas in the body of the dam and revealed movement prior to the collapse. Find out how SAR can be used for critical infrastructure monitoring to prevent disastrous collapsing of mines.

Innovate
StateStat: A smarter way of governing [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Gary Maguire, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

During a visit to South Australia in 2018/19, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, shared his experiences with StateStat and entrepreneurial, data-driven government with the state's premier, ministers and department chief executives.

Following the visit, the SA premier gave the green light for the implementation of StateStat, a revolutionary, location-based analytics platform providing state executive leadership with a clear understanding of the effectiveness of key government-led initiatives. See how the platform — built on Location SA and AWS — will deliver an accurate and unbiased view of SA’s progress; providing direction on actions required to advance its economy.

Location SA: A journey through Cloud and Portal [Melbourne & Sydney]
Bert Bruijn, Location SA

SA Government agencies share spatial data through Location SA – a collaborative initiative enabling shared GIS infrastructure and a variety of web data services which supports SA government and community information applications.

Go on a journey to see how Location SA has implemented Cloud and Enterprise Portal for ArcGIS infrastructure to build a common platform for the development of public service solutions. Discover collaborative implementation strategies for new data services and understand how Location SA enabled the roll out of state initiatives like StateStat.

Transition to Esri Enterprise: a deep dive into lessons learned [Melbourne]
Zoltan Kelly, Melbourne Water

After years of using ArcGIS Enterprise for a subset of integrated applications, Melbourne Water is now commencing a two-year transition to an Esri Enterprise platform for all its spatial solutions. Understand the approach, challenges, and opportunities found by taking a bottom-up approach to identifying business needs and see how the program of work is a business-led initiative encompassing workflows, governance, capabilities, and content built to ensure its success.

Clear for take-off: the enterprise GIS solution supporting Melbourne Airport’s landmark expansion project [Melbourne]
Dustin Edge, Melbourne Airport

Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) – APAM – is currently embarking on the largest construction works program in its history which includes a third runway, new taxiways, terminal expansion and landside road access improvement. One of the challenges when working within an operational airport is the ability to access critical infrastructure to complete construction works.

Using the APAM Enterprise GIS platform, project teams can schedule construction works and develop an approval process for runway closures, taxiway closures and downgrades, gate closures, and roadway closures allowing for a safe and coordinated programme that complies with the operational requirements of the airport. Discover how a centralised spatial asset register is empowering decision-makers in a fast paced, high-risk and complex environment.

Switched on: throwing a light on ArcGIS mobile apps workflows [Sydney & Brisbane]
Simon Chinnock, Energy Queensland

Energy Queensland’s Maintenance Programs team is tasked with coordinating several ad-hoc data-collection surveys. To streamline the process, the team uses ArcGIS mobile apps, including Survey123, WorkForce and Explorer. Starting with the survey specifications, the team leverages these apps to map the different integration pathways. When designing the workflow, the focus is on the end-user experience to enable effective data collection and accurate analysis. ArcGIS Online is also used to monitor survey progress and internal reporting. Join this session for a look at best-practice application of field apps for utility maintenance.

Transformative GIS: Introducing NSW’s ePlanning Program [Sydney & Brisbane]
Gino Cavallaro, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

The ePlanning Program, an initiative of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, is streamlining the NSW planning system by developing a suite of digital planning services that can be accessed from a single online location; the NSW Planning Portal. Join this session to learn how DPIE is delivering an integrated digital planning services platform to the people of NSW - linking 128 state councils and more than 30 State government agencies.

A quay to BIM and GIS collaboration: Investigating Sydney’s tourist transport hub [Brisbane]
John Benstead, Norman, Disney & Young

As one of Australia's iconic historical and cultural landmarks, Sydney’s Circular Quay attracts millions of visitors every year. While most people admire the views surroundings, they would be unaware of what’s beneath their feet. This presentation looks at a landmark investigation of the precinct by Norman Disney & Young, capturing all the existing assets and uncovering what lies beneath the surface of this iconic location and transport hub. Through BIM-GIS collaboration and geotechnical, geophysical, asset condition investigation and point cloud capture, learn how Norman Disney & Young meticulously documented this historical landmark for the first time in its 174-year history. 

Getting strategic with GIS adoption [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Kate Ramsay & Tariro Taneka, Esri Australia

Digital transformations are even more difficult to pull off than traditional change efforts, however industry research shows that the existence of adoption programs generally ensures a higher success rate and allows organisations to benefit from the full potential of new technologies. Find out more about best practices and the core aspects of a GIS adoption and get a deeper understanding of the process to help you start conversations within your organisation -- and with Esri Australia.

What’s new with ArcGIS Enterprise [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Simon Jackson, Esri Australia

Get an overview of everything new in ArcGIS Enterprise and see how to create a tailored experience that supports easy discovery of maps, apps and other content using ArcGIS Enterprise Sites. Discover portal-to-portal collaboration capabilities, smart mapping and get a closer look at how data is shared across government departments and agencies.

Accelerate
Getting Started with Network Analysis [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Simon Jackson, Esri Australia

Explore the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension and see first-hand how to model road networks, optimise routes for maximum efficiency, and solve transportation-related problems. Learn how to leverage your own network analysis services and local network datasets to solve transportation and accessibility analysis problems and support your smart city vision. 

Python unleashed: New capabilities across the ArcGIS platform [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Allison Robertson, Esri Australia

Python scripting options have grown and evolved since the inclusion of Python within the ArcGIS product suite. The 2016 release of the ArcGIS API for Python, the incorporation of Jupyter Notebooks and the 10.7 ArcGIS Enterprise addition of ArcGIS Notebooks, have all significantly added to how users can work with Python across the ArcGIS platform. Explore the new Python automation options offered by ArcGIS Notebooks and Jupyter Notebooks and expand your understanding of new ways to use Python across the ArcGIS platform.

New visualisation techniques to understand your data better [Melbourne & Sydney]
Martyn Sutcliffe, Esri Australia

Animation, time filtering and 3D provide powerful visualisation techniques to better understand patterns and trends in your data. Explore new features in ArcGIS Enterprise that provide a rich interactive experience, increased performance and new visualisation capabilities.

An epic story map: A 'Great' story of the little map that could [Brisbane]
Catherine Neelamraju & Marije Ten Napel, Department of Environment and Science,
Queensland Government

Queensland Government’s Water Quality and Investigations Team communicates water quality trends from the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Catchment Loads Monitoring Program to public and industry stakeholders using engaging, interactive Esri web applications. Story Maps embedded with scientific narrative, interactive maps, dashboards and free data downloads communicate catchment water quality data further than PDF reports have ever reached in the past. Open data principles support informed, data-driven decision-making and encourage targeted industry and research collaborations. By supplying the best available science and knowledge, we can work with our partners to improve reef health and water quality in the GBR catchments.

Exploring machine learning techniques in ArcGIS [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Houtan Emad & Josh Venman, Esri Australia

Solve complex spatial problems using machine learning (ML) techniques in ArcGIS. Discover how ML models incorporate spatial data to deliver a deeper understanding and support data-driven decisions. See first-hand how location data reveals hidden patterns, improves predictive modelling and creates a competitive edge.

New ArcGIS JavaScript API capabilities and what’s next in interactive web app building
[Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Allison Robertson, Esri Australia

Explore a snapshot of recently added ArcGIS JavaScript API capabilities and introduces Experience Builder, an exciting new web application building product from Esri. ArcGIS JavaScript API and ArcGIS Web AppBuilder users alike are encouraged to attend and see the next generation in web application building for the ArcGIS platform.

Encore: ArcGIS Urban: city planning in 3D [Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane]
Gordon Sumerling, Esri Australia

ArcGIS Urban is an immersive 3D experience designed to improve urban planning and decision-making. Visualising developments in a digital twin helps city planners understand the impact of developments in 3D and be more proactive in the planning process. Get an introduction to ArcGIS Urban and learn how to deliver engaging online maps to the community that convey planning information in an easy-to-understand way, quickly visualise projects in your local context and leverage location intelligence to drive better decisions.