Ozri 2018 abstracts

Plenary
A mobile workflow in action: Connecting from the outside in 
Tariro Taneka and Craig Carpenter, Esri Australia

With geospatial awareness, you can be prepared for anything! ArcGIS apps provide mobility solutions that improve navigation and deliver time savings while increasing visibility of field resource locations. Based on a real-world scenario, this fast-paced session leads you through a demonstration showing a mobility workflow augmented with Esri technology to improve efficiency in navigation, data capture, and data sharing across the business to help all stakeholders plan ahead, prepare for any eventuality and ensure protection for critical assets.

Diving deep into the search for MH370
Dr Adam Lewis and Steven Ackerly, Geoscience Australia

In the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Geoscience Australia created an innovative GIS solution to support what quickly became the world’s largest marine survey. Beyond supporting search efforts, the ground-breaking project led to discoveries including the identification of new underwater volcanoes, mountains and trenches, and improving the accuracy of ocean depths by up to 2,000m. These critical insights will enable industries – including emergency services, petroleum, mining, telecommunications, commercial fisheries, and environmental research – to operate more safely and efficiently. This keynote presentation takes you on a deep-dive into the award-winning project, and share how the insights uncovered have also helped solve underwater mysteries including determining causes behind changing ocean temperatures and tsunamis, plus how the project has inspired the global Seabed2030 initiative, which aims to map the world’s entire ocean floor in high resolution by 2030.

Shifting the benchmark for emergency response
Brian Keenum, American Red Cross

As one of the largest disaster recovery organisations in the world, American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the organisation partners with hundreds of government authorities to understand where they’re needed, before dispatching a volunteer army of more than 40,000 to provide affected communities with clean water, safe shelter and meals.

The organisation recently completed a digital transformation strategy aimed at optimising their service delivery. Central to this program was establishing a world-class geospatial solution, to guide their operations and generate new efficiencies. 

The award-winning GIS solution, known as ‘RC View’, synthesises thousands of federal, state and local data sources into one dynamic picture that informs the decisions and actions of an 80,000+ strong workforce – as well as an extended network of government agencies and community partners. The insights derived from the GIS solution are vital during large-scale national disaster relief operations, in response to home fires, and in preparedness efforts for local communities throughout the United States.

In this keynote presentation, American Red Cross Senior Director Brian Keenum takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the revolutionary approach to disaster response and recovery – and shares how a similar approach may be applied in Australia.

Urban analytics: the fuel behind smart city thinking
Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Esri

This keynote session demonstrates how urban analytics can be used to solve challenges such as new community planning, forecasting public transport demand and establishing robust economic policy.

The presentation is led by Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, former chief analytics officer for the City of New York and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), a fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and currently global head of analytics at Esri.

Dr Mashariki shares insights into the progressive analytics strategies of cities around the world, including how the UK government partnered with Vodafone to translate citizen smartphone data into actionable intelligence that informs transport strategy. Dr Mashariki will also discuss how he has personally used analytics to solve urban challenges including: overhauling system failures highlighted during the September 11 attacks; stopping a deadly virus epidemic in New York; and uncovering millions of dollars of illegally-issued parking tickets.

This provides a new perspective for data-driven decision-makers to realise impactful urban policy outcomes by leveraging open data frameworks, inter-agency collaboration and advanced data visualisation.

Adopt
A hub of smart thinking: Examining the Australian Geo-spatial Health Hub  [Sydney only]
Professor Mark Daniel and Dr Neil Coffee,
Spatial Epidemiology Research Group, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra

An academic-industry partnership between the University of Canberra and Esri underpins the exciting National Australian Geo-Spatial Health Hub being implemented in Canberra for advanced spatial health research.

The enterprise geodatabase is deployed in MS SQL and will integrate with SAP-HANA. Separate databases contain distinct themes: physical environment, built environment, social environment, health data and geocoding. A prominent feature is the integration of a hierarchical geospatial indicator classification system linking abstract constructs to measures through successive levels of sub-classification.

Portal-to-portal capability is exploited for cross-agency data integration with active partners in Australia and internationally in Montreal, Kuwait, Paris, and New Delhi.

A roadmap to plan and implement spatial technology company-wide
Peter Crowe and Peter Roussos, South32 and Craig Carpenter, Esri Australia

Change is the only constant in the world. Businesses are always looking for ways to cut costs, reduce risks, optimise processes, increase profits and deliver greater outputs with a smaller budget and fewer staff. Such a quest often leads to change. South32 is an example of an entity created as a result of change – the demerger of BHP operational sites in Australia, Colombia and South Africa.

Over two years since its establishment, South32 has partnered with Esri Australia to plan and implement spatial technology across its newly formed business. This presentation sheds light on the details of this partnership and includes a case study demonstrating the benefits South32 have achieved by bringing together multiple business sites – with their varying processes, practises and cultures – using spatial technology.

Building an engagement platform for government and community [Sydney & Melbourne]
Tariro Taneka, Esri Australia

In recent years we have seen a focus from Esri on tools to enhance the way we collaborate across organisations and engage with community. Join Ta Taneka as she looks at the evolution of ArcGIS Online, Open Data and ArcGIS Hub, providing a two-way engagement platform to connect government and citizens.

Driving efficiencies across in-field and centralised operations using Collector for ArcGIS  [Sydney only]
Amy Steiger, Cardno

As rising temperatures and dry conditions increase the risk of bushfires, solutions are being found in greater visibility and transparency through technology. Find out how Cardno used Collector for ArcGIS to increase efficiency for bushfire risk assessment site visits to over 80 schools in NSW. Previously, the assessments by field teams would have been completed by hand on paper – a time-consuming, labour-intensive undertaking. Collector for ArcGIS streamlined the data collection process and ensured that mapping teams could commence work while field teams were still out of the office. The centralised database of comments, photos and risk information created a reporting process that was more straightforward and accurate, helping create a clearer picture of bushfire risk now and into the future.

GIS for execs and analysts – using dashboards to tell a compelling story
Phil Woods, CoreLogic

When a large commercial New Zealand bank wanted to better understand its performance relative to its competitors and gain broader insights into an often complex property industry, it turned to CoreLogic NZ for a solution to assist its stakeholders and help focus frontline activity.

Traditionally, property value and affordability has been viewed and analysed at higher geographical levels, such as suburbs and statistical areas, but these boundaries are artificial and don’t really lend themselves to accurate analysis of property value.

Taking a dashboard approach, utilising Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, CoreLogic replaced long-standing paper-based property market reports with a powerful and dynamic visualisation tool that better presented the complex and fluid property data, leading to more meaningful insights and outcomes.

Innovating on a grand scale to manage and mitigate bushfire risk   [Sydney only]
Glenn Barrett and Mark Noonan, NSW Department of Industry - Lands & Water

One of the main requirements of effective bushfire risk management is easy access to spatial data from multiple sources, available to users in multiple settings. Using ArcGIS Online, the NSW Department of Industry, Lands & Water developed Incendo, a web application which enables the recording and maintenance of bushfire related data affecting Crown land. Key tasks include inspecting and maintaining fire trails and bushfire management zones, as well as monitoring and managing infrastructure assets, with Collector for ArcGIS facilitating efficient inspections over large areas, using smart devices such as iPads. Incendo facilitates efficient assessment of live bushfire incidents, RFS data, Crown lands data, environment issues, cadastre and property information. Operations dashboards display at-a-glance summaries with progress reports of inspections and treatments, while a weather dashboard displays information from the Rural Fire Service, plus weather information including live temperature readings and wind speed/direction. This presentation shows how Incendo supports more effective bushfire risk management to help protect the community and the environment.

Insight-driven management of invasive plant species using Collector for ArcGIS  [Melbourne only]
Steve Taylor, ACT Parks and Conservation Service

The impact of invasive grasses can threaten the survival of indigenous flora and fauna, adversely affecting regeneration. Following the use of the Collector app over several years to map infestations and control of invasive plants in the ACT, sufficient data now exists to reveal trends in distribution and density of targeted invasive species after control work. With the data, ACT Parks and Conservation Service can show that with stable resourcing over a number of years, land managers can gain control of invasive grass infestations. The analysis also reveals how to improve both the accuracy of polygons and visual estimates of density.

Next generation GIS: What's new in GIS  [Brisbane & Melbourne]
Nic Everdell, Esri Australia

ArcGIS provides the common digital and data platform to operate reliable, resilient and secure systems that raise the nation’s digital capabilities to pursue innovation. In this  presentation, Nic Everdell showcases the latest in ArcGIS and provide a sneak peek into what's next.

Reinventing spatial services with Portal for ArcGIS  [Brisbane only]
Ian Read and Stephen Elliott, Redland City Council

The Redlands is known for its relaxed coastal lifestyle, strong community and outstanding cultural and natural attractions. Behind the scenes, Redland City Council improved its effectiveness through a partnership project with Esri Australia. Using Portal for ArcGIS, the council created a vision roadmap and spatial strategy, transforming its spatial service offering to the organisation and customers. Building on a long investment in ArcGIS and data management, the resulting agile development produced many efficiencies and benefits that delighted business lines and continues to deliver lasting value.

Seeing is believing: The science behind visualisation  [Melbourne & Brisbane]
Nicola Daaboul, Assetic

Ever wondered how to deliver traditional asset management practices balanced against community expectations and available funding? This session looks at a case study using visualisation techniques to achieve sustainable service provision, covering aspects of visualising long-term financial planning with sustainable asset management service delivery. Assetic prepared asset management scenarios for Transport Canberra & City Services (TCCS) to optimise investments in playspace assets based on current service provision and future asset utilisation. To add another dimension, Assetic partnered with the TCCS Esri team to visualise asset management options and service-planning impacts by combining suburban demographics with predicted asset performance in a shared view. This case study establishes the connection between service planning and asset planning by optimising asset investments over time to maximise customer service outcomes. Learn how Esri technology facilitates this connection through visualising the relationship between the processes, enabling asset managers to tell the infrastructure story, making asset management easy for the community and decision-makers to understand.

Utilities of the future: Examining ActewAGL's Operational Systems Replacement Program
[Brisbane only]
Bernard Loader, Strada Associates

The convergence of technology is enabling more effective integration of key systems. Utilities need to be working toward building processes and a technology platform that supports an end-to-end digital framework across the business. This amounts to having a central geospatial interface for accessing both spatial and tabular data.

Optimising the number of representations of the network model and pursuing digital transformation across the value chain is critical to achieving digital asset management, digital field work, digital operations and digital customer interaction.

This represents the era of ‘The Digital Utility’ where data is used in real-time across the business. Data is now more critical than ever before.

This presentation looks at the Operational Systems Replacement (OSR) Program for ActewAGL, the first and only Australian utility company to have all GIS, SCADA, asset and outage management data entered into the GIS as the real-time single source of truth.

Extend
A developer's guide to putting the user at the heart of your apps
Martyn Sutcliffe, Esri Australia

ArcGIS has a rich, well supported set of APIs and development options. Your next app could be an internal map viewer, a simple embedded app in your website or a fully featured public mapping application. Considering the user and how they will use the app is key to the success of the application.

The application you build is not for you, it’s for your users. At the outset ask: Who are the users? What are their past experiences with mapping applications? How will they be using the application? Where will they be using it? And on what device? Asking these questions first will result in happier users. Failing to ask these questions is likely to either increase cost or limit the returns.

A good application has quality code, a good UI with well-designed map services to allow the user to do what they need to do. A great app will have been built considering the user experience as a whole, making sure that all these things work well together.

An enterprising solution driving customer satisfaction via enhanced operational awareness  [Sydney only]
Craig Russell, SA Water and Cam Barnard, Latitude

SA Water used Geocortex and ArcGIS to solve a complex business problem with a simple and intuitive user experience. Understand the problem, identify the solution, and learn how Geocortex workflow and reporting capabilities that were part of SA Water’s solution could be easily incorporated in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS applications.

As part of our commitment to delivering world class water services for a better life, SA Water embarked on a program of work to keep our customers better informed of adverse events affecting water services. A new web application called EventMap, built on the combined ArcGIS/Geocortex platform, allows field crews to identify properties affected by an outage event, record details of affected assets and plot details of overflows for environmental and customer impacts. Data on each event is sent directly to our Customer Management System to send SMS or email alerts to affected customers. EventMap is central to SA Water’s Mobile Field Office strategy.

ArcGIS in the Cloud: a blueprint for modern deployment
Todd Jackson and Kate Ramsay, Esri Australia

It has been 10 years since Cloud platform providers such as Amazon Web Services started offering computing infrastructure as a ‘public cloud’ service, and many organisations are already leveraging the benefits of those services to host systems in the Cloud, with organisations increasingly looking to move GIS to the cloud.

In this presentation, Todd and Kate cover core aspects of the journey toward Cloud adoption, with specific use-cases. It looks at a number of customer deployments and discuss critical subjects in relation to patterns of deployment of ArcGIS Enterprise including scalability, security and data editing workflows to ensure system performance and stability. The presentation helps you ask – and answer – questions such as: Where should your geodatabase live? What type of scaling do you need? (on-demand, or in response to organisational growth), and What kind of security concerns will you need to address for a public-facing Cloud deployment?

This reveals valuable insights and tips for anyone working on a blueprint for a Cloud-based ArcGIS Enterprise platform.

Building an engagement platform for government and community  [Brisbane only]
Tariro Taneka, Esri Australia

In recent years we have seen a focus from Esri on tools to enhance the way we collaborate across organisations and engage with community. Join Ta Taneka as she looks at the evolution of ArcGIS Online, Open Data and ArcGIS Hub, providing a two-way engagement platform to connect government and citizens.

Driving efficiency and insights using Survey123 for ArcGIS  [Melbourne only]
Geethaka Fernando, Transport Canberra and City Services, ACT Government

The traditional application and review process for ACT Government’s road/footpath work applications was a manual and time-consuming process, requiring several paper forms.

Find out how Survey123 streamlined this process enabling consultants to submit applications, with government personnel able to analyse and review applications in the same app. Webhooks and python scripts were incorporated into the process to automate email responses, download attachments and generate condition reports.

This solution also automated road closure maps (including live traffic) and operational dashboards by utilising feature layer views and partnering with the Waze Connected Citizens program.

Find out how this solution saved many manual hours of work, improved outcomes and data integrity while improving the user experience.

GC2018: Data sharing and collaboration using ArcGIS Online  [Brisbane only]
Razi Mosadeghi, City of Gold Coast

As more than 4,000 athletes and half a million spectators visited the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the City of Gold Coast embraced the opportunity to drive a collaborative approach to planned operation across the city, through information sharing with external stakeholders. The City of Gold Coast is a leader in utilising GIS extensively for planning, operational and maintenance purposes through an internally integrated enterprise GIS system. Sharing information through ArcGIS Online improved outcomes for the community through more coordinated services and increased operational efficiency. The ArcGIS Online platform provided games partners access to a single point of truth for each database in real-time with the ability for users to contribute data updates. Consequently, the data delivery and stakeholder engagement was significantly improved during the planning phase and resulted in a better overall situational awareness during the games.

How operations dashboard is aiding SA Water's digital transformation  [Melbourne only]
John Bormann, SA Water

With the majority of assets buried, under high pressure or being eroded by corrosive gases and water, the asset management for water utilities presents unique challenges.

SA Water provides world-class water and wastewater services to over 1.7 million South Australians, with pipelines capable of transporting water from the River Murray all the way to Ceduna.

SA Water began developing its GIS in 1986, starting with map sheets, to wider accessibility through ArcView licenses, then Eview and ArcIMS, to ArcGIS Server and GeoCortex today. Something that has always been missing has been the combination of the universality of the map, combined with the information power of charts and graphics. This is where Operations Dashboards in ArcGIS Enterprise excels.

From communicating customers’ attitudes on SA Water’s performance by mapping service requests live, to analysing data quality issues to optimise maintenance, Operations Dashboard is becoming core to SA Water’s transformation to a truly digital utility. The dashboard helps SA Water employees become better brand ambassadors by visualising issues and projects affecting the suburbs in which they live, with the ability to adapt the platform for diverse tasks, such as mapping assets located in different native title lands for Reconciliation Week.

SA Water’s GIS supports the organisation's strategy to keep the customer at the heart of everything it does: delivering world-class water services for a better life.

How the loss of a 'legacy' brought DELWP's new GIS journey into view  [Melbourne only]
Pauline Kent and Slavo Salma, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Government and Cam Barnard, Latitude

DELWP used Geocortex and ArcGIS to solve a complex business problem with a simple and intuitive user experience. Understand the problem, identify the solution, and learn how Geocortex workflow and reporting capabilities that were part of DELWP’s solution could be easily incorporated in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS applications.

In a few short years DELWP has rebuilt and improved its internal MapShare systems. From ArcIMS/IMF to a modern Geocortex and ArcGIS Server solution, successfully migrating internal customers to the new MapShare system.

It was a challenging project involving multiple business units. COTS capabilities and workflows configured to mirror business functions greatly sped up the process.

One final ArcIMS system Land Channel is being actively prepared for rebuild, with Geocortex reporting fulfilling the reporting needs of this application. This presentation will cover where DELWP are at now on the journey in relation to web mapping and integration with other platforms, as well as touching on where their future direction with new emerging technology.

Modelling Australia’s renewable energy future with GIS  [Sydney only]
Bin Lu, Australian National University

Is it possible to supply all of Australia’s electricity through renewable energy? This presentation shows how GIS-based site surveys have uncovered locations across Australia suitable for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) – identifying enough storage potential equivalent to 67,000 gigawatt-hours, far beyond the requirements to support 100% renewable electricity in Australia. This presentation will show how two typical site types – dry-gully and turkey’s nest – are modelled, and how a sequence of GIS-based procedures highlight the most promising regions and prospective sites for PHES deployments. As a result of the project, a national atlas of pumped hydro energy storage has been developed, identifying the locations that could potentially power Australia into the future exclusively on pumped hydro energy storage. 

Overcoming complexity on a global scale with Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS  [Brisbane only]
Katherine Lynch, Thiess and Cam Barnard, Latitude

Thiess used Geocortex and ArcGIS to solve a complex business problem with a simple and intuitive user experience. Understand the problem, identify the solution, and learn how Geocortex workflow and reporting capabilities that were part of Thiess’ solution could be easily incorporated in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS applications.

In 2015, Thiess became the world’s largest mining services provider with 24 core operations across six countries. As a result, the need for a globally deployed enterprise GIS drove a project to provide a future-proofed, centrally governed GIS platform for Thiess operations.

The heart of this platform is ‘Thiess BlueView’, a series of Geocortex web viewers designed to be mobile, secure, repeatable and scalable across global projects. Key drivers included the provision of detailed reporting tools, ease of data creation and standardised workflows.

BlueView is the first platform in Australia to be developed in a Microsoft Azure cloud environment with Geocortex and ArcGIS Server federated to portal and secured by MS Active Directory, utilising multi-tier authentication methods.

Realtime asset management for enhanced operational awareness  [Sydney only]
Phil Mogavero and George Mastakas, Cityworks

Clear visibility of real-time weather information helps governments protect utilities, assets and the community. In the United States, St. Johns County, Florida leverages Cityworks and ArcGIS to support their asset performance, asset lifecycle, and emergency management initiatives. By combining Cityworks with Insights for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard, the County receives a real-time view of inbound incidents during severe weather events, around the clock. The city can also view historical performance of assets, with the ability to identify those most at risk and prioritise them for rehabilitation or replacement. The presentation explores how these smart techniques provide for a better and safer environment for its citizens.

The future for smarter planning
Gary Johnson and Henry Vettivelu , Esri Australia

The vision for SmarterWX has always been to support the end-to-end capital works process. This session introduces the latest products to join the SmarterWX portfolio aimed at enabling your engineering and asset management teams to gain smarter, faster insights from the Dial Before You Dig workflows. You also get a sneak peek at the future roadmap for the SmarterWX portfolio.

Deepen
An integrated approach to infrastructure design using GIS and BIM technologies  [Melbourne only]
Liz Fulton, Cardno

When it comes to developing and improving infrastructure for communities around the world, technologies – such as GIS, CAD and BIM – are essential. In recent years there has been a growing trend towards enabling greater synergy between these technology platforms, to ensure optimal infrastructure design.

In particular, the closer integration of GIS and BIM technologies – as announced recently by Esri and Autodesk – is seeing optimised designs, accelerated project approvals, reduced costs, smarter cities and more resilient infrastructure.

This presentation showcases how leading infrastructure and environmental services company Cardno is working to closely integrate these technologies on numerous large-scale infrastructure projects to break down the ‘spatial wall of mystery’.

ArcGIS Pro: Future mapping now
Brittany Dahl, Esri Australia

ArcGIS Pro is the foundation tool for desktop users, providing greater ability to manage, create and share data across organisations. Join Brittany Dahl as she guides you through the best approach for working with ArcGIS Pro and explores the latest features in ArcGIS Pro 2.2.

Best-practice approach to becoming a smart city strategy ‘Pro’  [Sydney only]
Shane Conserdyne, City of Newcastle and Julia Eggleston-Spark, AEROmetrex

The City of Newcastle is undergoing dramatic change as part of its ongoing Smart City Strategy to make the city a more liveable, competitive and accessible centre. With investment from all levels of government, including $5m from the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, Newcastle is following an innovative path. One of the key building blocks is the ongoing development of the city’s digital twin, with council investing in the use of 3D technology including highly detailed and realistic photo meshes of the whole city, street-level imagery terrestrial point clouds and LGA-wide Lego brick models of every building. This session outlines how Esri technology facilitates rapid streaming of the models via the open i3s standard with availability as 3D web scenes for both public and internal use. The council is now leveraging the powerful capabilities of ArcGIS Pro for detailed analysis and planning and development assessment workflows. 3D is no longer seen as a “nice to have” – it is now accepted as crucial for all future developments and as a fundamental building block of the Smart City Strategy, delivering better planning, improving service delivery, and driving evidence-based decision making through inclusiveness and transparency.

Digital building environment – a model 3D cadastre  [Brisbane only]
Meghamala Roy Basu, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland Government

With a view to improving land and property management decisions in Queensland, the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) created a modern, 21st century environment for Queensland’s core land, property, address and spatial data, as well as processes by land and spatial information area. An exciting project in 2017 created a Digital Building Environment of natural and built environment for a pilot area in South East Queensland and looked at improved delivery of the digital cadastre to allow for better decision making. This presentation shows how methods and tools were effectively developed to model, manage, transfer and visualise 3D property data from multiple sources.

Driving spatial literacy within Insights for ArcGIS & Operations Dashboard  [Melbourne only]
Hossein Parsa and Dr Sheelan Sheikheslami Vaez, VicRoads

Spatial Solutions have fulfilled a crucial capability at VicRoads, with the spatial department pioneering progressive capabilities and increasing the level of spatial literacy across the organisation. VicRoads is now demanding more than data and visualisation and requires actionable insights. The geospatial platform combined with agile development has increased the effectiveness of the organisation’s service delivery. In light of this, VicRoads have established a centre of expertise on spatial insights and analytics. This presentation looks at how the centre has started building solutions with Insights for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard to facilitate greater spatial visibility and awareness.

Exploring the latest innovations in SAR analytics and its role in the Amazon  [Melbourne & Brisbane]
Cherie Muleh, Harris

Optical Remote Sensing in the Amazon is very much limited to the dry season (May through September), which is why the Brazilian government is implementing a deforestation detection system in the Amazon with the use of orbital radar images. The monitoring of 950,000 square kilometers of the Legal Amazon Region demands specific analytical capabilities and automation strategies. 

Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data and analytics to answer questions was once a complex and labour-intensive process. Visual workflow development and automated SAR analytics have removed the barriers of complexity. This presentation introduces SAR analytics innovations in the context of multi-temporal change detection and data fusion related to illegal logging in the Amazon.

Next generation GIS: What's new in ArcGIS  [Sydney only]
Nic Everdell, Esri Australia

ArcGIS provides the common digital and data platform to operate reliable, resilient and secure systems that raise the nation’s digital capabilities to pursue innovation. In this  presentation, Nic Everdell showcases the latest in ArcGIS and provide a sneak peek into what's next.

Ready, set – GDA 2020
Gordon Sumerling, Esri Australia

Australia sits on one of the fastest moving tectonic plates in the world, moving 70mm a year on average. Physical locations that were set with the GDA94 datum are now no longer in the same spot, with locations having been reassigned throughout Australia. With GPS receivers now capable of higher accuracy measurements, by 2020 locations will be incorrect by up to 1.8m. What can you do? And how prepared are you? In this presentation, Gordon Sumerling discusses what steps you can take to get ready for the move to GDA2020. Even if you’re not moving now, find out what you can do to prepare.

Seeing is believing: The science behind visualisation  [Sydney only]
Nicola Daaboul, Assetic

Ever wondered how to deliver traditional asset management practices balanced against community expectations and available funding? This session looks at a case study using visualisation techniques to achieve sustainable service provision, covering aspects of visualising long-term financial planning with sustainable asset management service delivery. Assetic prepared asset management scenarios for Transport Canberra & City Services (TCCS) to optimise investments in playspace assets based on current service provision and future asset utilisation. To add another dimension, Assetic partnered with the TCCS Esri team to visualise asset management options and service-planning impacts by combining suburban demographics with predicted asset performance in a shared view. This case study establishes the connection between service planning and asset planning by optimising asset investments over time to maximise customer service outcomes. Learn how Esri technology facilitates this connection through visualising the relationship between the processes, enabling asset managers to tell the infrastructure story, making asset management easy for the community and decision-makers to understand.

Taking a smarter city view in 3D
Gordon Sumerling , Esri Australia

3D GIS provides a clear and holistic vision for any smart city. Gordon Sumerling shares insights into the breadth of ArcGIS 3D tools that allow authoritative information to be shared across organisations.

The evolution of Virtual Brisbane: 3D city model   [Brisbane only]
Wilson Lowe, Brisbane City Council

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the current research and analysis functions of the Strategic Urban Planning (SUP) team of Brisbane City Council. The Virtual Brisbane project is a digital 3D model of the inner city used for strategic planning, development assessment and community engagement. Learn how the development of the Land Activity Brisbane application makes eight years’ worth of analysed and interpreted land-use and development information available to view. This application has been designed and built based on the business requirements of the SUP team and provides the ability to see how development has occurred and how land use is changing across Brisbane. Coinciding with the project’s 10-year anniversary, this presentation looks at the evolution of Virtual Brisbane with a view to its future, including the upcoming cloud platform, integration with land use and development activity information, plus emerging technologies such as virtual reality and drones.

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