SID2021 Program

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8:30 am


8:30 am to 9:00 am | Foyer |

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9:15 am

Keynote Address
Open Mind; Open Innovation

9:15 am to 9:45 am | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Andrew McCulloch (Exploration Futurist). | Company: OZ Minerals

9:45 am

Keynote Address
Hydrographic Office Activities

9:45 am to 10:15 am | Hall M | Presenter: CDRE Stewart Dunne (Hydrographer of Australia). | Company: Department of Defence

10:15 am

Keynote Address
Democratising data

10:15 am to 10:45 am | Hall M | Presenter: Ms Genene Kleppe (Chief Executive Officer). | Company: Digital Twinning Australia

Respect, credibility and fun at work comes from being right; and being able to back up your argument! Nothing helps more than data. Until now the issue has been getting everybody on the same page at the same time to see the impact of data in real time rather than in spreadsheets, graphs and timelines. Having access to live data, from any place at any time, that’s bang on topic so your colleagues, bosses, stakeholders and nay-sayers can see precisely why you were right all along as you demonstrate live contextually visible… THAT is democratising information! It is happening now, it isn’t hard to achieve and the data you need to get started is at your fingertips.

11:15 am

30 Minutes Talk Change
The AHO digital transformation

11:15 am to 11:45 am | City Rooms 3 & 4 | Presenter: Mrs Hilary Thompson (Director National Charting). | Company: Department of Defence

Project Muru, meaning pathway, is the Australian Hydrographic Office's development of a Transformation Strategy and implementation plan which will result in the digital delivery of all products and services by end 2025. This doesn’t mean the end of paper charts, it means a change to the way they are generated and potentially changes to the way they look. What remains our highest priority is the delivery of quality products, focused on the safety of the mariner and their vessel, and the timely update of these products.

30 Minutes Talk
Location SA Journey into Cloud and Portal

11:15 am to 11:45 am | City Rooms 1 & 2 | Presenter: Mr Bert Bruijn (Program Manager). | Company: Location SA

SA Government agencies share spatial data through the Location SA initiative. This collaboration is an enabler for shared GIS infrastructure and a variety of web data services. 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 technologies required for decreasing resources versus the increasing challenges of the Internet of Things.

11:45 am

15 Minutes Talk
CFS fire map

11:45 am to 12:00 pm | City Rooms 1 & 2 | Presenter: Mr Bryce Touchstone. |

30 Minutes Talk Policy
SAPPA - governance of statutory mapping

11:45 am to 12:15 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Michael Burdett. Mr William Watt | Company: AGD

The PlanSA SAPPA portal now forms the Legal Point of Truth for RRR's over property in SA. Here we identify the technical and legal challenges in building this environment.

30 Minutes Talk Change
HIPP – the program of the future

11:45 am to 12:15 pm | City Rooms 3 & 4 | Presenter: Mr Andrew Coulls. | Company: Department of Defence

In February 2020 the Australian Hydrographic Office ushered in a new era in hydrographic survey data collect with the commencement of the HIPP – the HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program. For nearly 100 years hydrographic surveys have been undertaken primarily by the Navy Hydrographic Survey Force vessels and personnel. The HIPP represents a fundamental change with Defence now partnering with Industry to undertake this important national function.

12:00 pm

15 Minutes Talk
Leveraging geospatial services to support bushfire response and assessment

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm | City Rooms 1 & 2 | Presenter: Mr Xenios Markou. Mr Chris Roberts |

12:15 pm

30 Minutes Talk Case Study
Data driven hydrography

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm | City Rooms 3 & 4 | Presenter: Mr Doug White. | Company: Department of Defence

Quality data management is at the core of hydrography and the provision of safe, authoritative navigational products and services to the maritime community, Defence and the Australian Public. This presentation will investigate and discuss how the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) positions itself for a data driven future and consider the opportunities for enhanced service delivery through better insights and understanding of hydrographic data.

15 Minutes Talk
Safe people, safe communities

12:15 pm to 12:30 pm | City Rooms 1 & 2 | Presenter: Ms Annette Doonan. |

15 Minutes Talk
Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) update

12:15 pm to 12:30 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Craig Sandy. | Company: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VIC)

ICSM is a collaborative government committee with a focus on the delivery of national foundational spatial data sets. Our mantra is to make the use of spatial data as easy and reliable as on a light switch. With mobile technology for many users this is actually a reality with location-based services and apps. This presentation will include updates from the following projects and initiatives: * update on the 3D cadastral survey data model project * progress towards creating a new addressing strategy * productisation of ELVIS - Elevation and Depth Data Portal * impact of the announcements of Australia’s digital atlas * creation of a Telecommunication Working Group.

12:30 pm

15 Minutes Talk
The national positioning infrastructure capability

12:30 pm to 12:45 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Ryan Ruddick. | Company: Geoscience Australia

The Positioning Australia Program is delivering everyday. Thousands of users from all around the country are accessing the accurate and reliable data from a national network of GNSS reference stations to obtain centimetre accurate positions in real-time. In this presentation we show how Geoscience Australia is collaborating with the state government and local industry to ensure South Australian spatial professionals have access to modern infrastructure to support their positioning needs now and into the future.

15 Minutes Talk
PIRSA fruit fly field application

12:30 pm to 12:45 pm | City Rooms 1 & 2 | Presenter: Mr Adam Cadwell. |

1:45 pm

30 Minutes Talk Change
Spatial and the Internet of Everything - unlocking the value of spatial computing for connected industries and places

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm | City Room 1 | Presenter: Ms Catherine Caruana-McManus (Director Sales & Strategy ). | Company: Meshed IoT Integrators

Spatial is now dynamic... informed by millions of smart sensors and ubiquitous connectivity networks enabling real-time data to be seamlessly integrated into spatial and data platforms including digital twins, AI and machine learning engines.

30 Minutes Talk
Construction progress with the BLK2GO and Cyclone Enterpise

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Joel Woodage. | Company: C.R. Kennedy

Using the Leica BLK2GO Handheld LiDAR to capture the rapidly changing construction and uploading the data to Cyclone Enterprise for easy access, reviewing, fast checks against design and ultimately a single source of truth in the latest digital engineering environment.

30 Minutes Talk Policy
United Nation's Integrated Geospatial Information Framework

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm | City Room 3 | Presenter: Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse. | Company: Spatial Vision

The UN Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) strengthens national geospatial information management arrangements within and across the UN Member States at the institutional level and supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This presentation will provide an overview of IGIF and its relationship with spatial data infrastructure and also some Australian example of utilising the framework.

30 Minutes Talk Workshop
Kickstarting your GIS in SA government software/datasets/ArcPro for the first time

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm | City Room 4 | Presenter: Mr Bert Bruijn (Program Manager). | Company: Location SA

30 Minutes Talk
Modelling fire progression from space observations: exploring the development of the 2019-2020 Kangaroo Island fires

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm | City Room 2 | Presenter: Assoc Prof David Bruce. Dr Parwati Sofan | Company: Flinders University

Currently there are limited techniques to undertake space-based mapping of the development of fire fronts during bushfire episodes. Using the 2019-2020 Kangaroo Island fires as an example, this presentation will illustrate how sensors on-board five different GEO and LEO satellites provide sequences of fire hot-spot detections and demonstrate how spatio-temporal interpolation of these hot spots can be used to model the movement of the fire front.

2:15 pm

15 Minutes Talk
Real-time aerial fire mapping: a real world application of remote sensing technologies

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm | City Room 2 | Presenter: Dr Paul Dare. | Company: FireFlight Technologies

The 2019-2020 fire season in Australia showed what can be expected from bushfires in the future: longer fire seasons, more intense fires, and widespread destruction to lives, property and the environment. To counter this threat, Adelaide-based FireFlight Technologies has developed a real time bushfire mapping system, which has been deployed to fire danger regions around the world. This presentation will describe the technical challenges of real time fire mapping, and its role in modern firefighting.

15 Minutes Talk Web
Dinosaurs didn’t have Story Maps – how did that work out?

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm | City Room 1 | Presenter: Mr Jarrod Lange. | Company: University of Adelaide

The Hugo Centre has been using Story Maps to modernise traditional research outputs and engage with a wider audience. This presentation explores current research that has used Story Maps in different ways, and how this approach can enlighten non-spatial researchers on the value of location.

How to create a portal webmap

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm | City Room 4 | Presenter: Stevie Swan (Geospatial Project Officer). | Company: Location SA

15 Minutes Talk
GNSS - Innovation bring large rewards for users

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Peter Terrett. | Company: 4D Global

GNSS technology continues to quickly evolve. New infrastructure and technology advances in receivers bring not only better value (performance), but new opportunities for innovative companies to leverage into niches that may have been uneconomic in the past.CORSNet (or Space based DGNSS services in remote regions) coupled with inertial measurement units providing positioning for cameras and LiDAR captures enormous amounts of data that can help to manage the planet better. Be part of the solution.

15 Minutes Talk
Making your data smarter – Australian case study snapshots of spatial data management Innovation

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm | City Room 3 | Presenter: Mr Andrew Bashfield. | Company: 1Spatial Australia

Good data management is not just about the GIS and it is not always about spatial data. It’s about the processes and tools used to build a more complete picture of assets and risk. This presentation will look at five Australian organisations and the innovative steps they have taken to improve spatial data quality to meet their corporate objectives.

2:30 pm

15 Minutes Talk
Greening Melbourne's roofscape: using the latest 3D spatial tech to help build a healthier more sustainable city

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm | City Room 3 | Presenter: Mr Fabrice Marre. | Company: Aerometrex

Discover how the City of Melbourne is making use of the latest 3D spatial technology to better understand their green roofs, extract quantitative information, monitor rooftop changes over time, identify new green rooftop candidates and visualise in 3D their rooftop greening targets.

15 Minutes Talk Apps
Where the wild things are

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm | City Room 1 | Presenter: Dr Claire Moore (PhD Candidate). | Company: Flinders University

Recording animals in the wild requires easy to use applications that are portable and versatile enough to work in many situations and locations by untrained lay people. The Quick Capture, Survey123, Tracker and Collector/Field Maps apps provided by ESRI allow individual requirements for detailed data, imagery, tracking, and accessibility, creating diverse smartphone apps for bush fire casualties recording, the citizen science Belair Koala Count, and multiple surveys for different flora and fauna in one Collector app.

15 Minutes Talk
Remote Structural Health Monitoring

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Jareth Stocker (Structural Monitoring Manager). | Company: Cody Corporation

Cody Corporation offers the only true dynamic Structural Health Monitoring solutions in the country. We present how they can revolutionise the way they maintain the health of bridges, buildings, dams and more using our wireless dynamic sensors and advanced algorithms which makes Structural Health Monitoring more affordable now then ever before.

15 Minutes Talk
Remote sensing of fire affected coastal dunes on Kangaroo Island, UAV photogrammetry and tasselled caps

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm | City Room 2 | Presenter: Mr Marcio DaSilva. | Company: Flinders University

This talk covers a project looking at the recovery of coastal dunes on Kangaroo Island that were affected by fires in 2019-2020. Fires are suggested to be a trigger for landscape instability and dune transgression, but contemporary evidence is lacking. The results of repeat UAV and vegetation surveys are covered, and a new satellite index derived from the Tasselled Cap Transform (TCT) for assessing burn severity is discussed.

2:45 pm

How to build a portal field map

2:45 pm to 3:15 pm | City Room 4 | Presenter: Stevie Swan (Geospatial Project Officer). | Company: Location SA

15 Minutes Talk
Hydrography in Backstairs Passage – what’s in a datum?

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm | City Room 3 | Presenter: Mr Dylan Colson. | Company: Precision Hydrographic Services

Datum is such an important foundation in all spatial sciences yet our primary vertical datums are all based on the most dynamic and tempestuous area on earth – the sea. Precision Hydrographic Services have recently completed a large-scale nautical charting project in Backstairs Passage, where a challenging aspect of the project was the adoption of old datums and the establishment of new ones. This presentation discusses the project and those challenges.

15 Minutes Talk Asset Management
From reactive to proactive: an integrated spatial solution to improve patrol grading management

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm | City Room 1 | Presenter: Mr Travis Moon (Senior Spatial Consultant). | Company: Tonkin

Port Pirie Regional Council collaborated with Tonkin to develop a quarterly unsealed road inspection program and program grading to suit site conditions based on the road surface performance and impacts of traffic and weather. This solution includes integrated applications that provide the council with a workflow to remain proactive with grading operations, with benefits including safer roads, more efficient planning, a higher level of service to rate payers and potential cost savings.

15 Minutes Talk
Airborne remote sensing of the Saint Kilda mangrove dieback

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm | City Room 2 | Presenter: Dr Andrew McGrath. | Company: Airborne Research Australia

Mangroves and saltmarsh at Saint Kilda, north of Adelaide, have been recently subject to dieback from ingress of hypersaline water. A range of airborne remote sensing technologies show the progress of the dieback, including VNIR hyperspectral, lidar and ultrahigh resolution RGB imagery.

15 Minutes Talk
Analysis of the quality of the Australian Height Datum (AHD71) in the Adelaide region and surrounding areas

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Geoffrey Sandford (Retired qualified geodesist). |

The author has carried extensive investigations of existing levelling data compiled by the Land Services Group and its predecessors. Results have been checked by several different methods. Included in this study is the contribution made by other organisations and the usefulness, or otherwise, of that data.

3:00 pm

15 Minutes Talk
Hydrographic survey innovations in Gulf St Vincent

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm | City Room 3 | Presenter: Mr Mark Sinclair (Hydrographic Services Line Director APAC). | Company: Fugro

Fugro conducted a hydrographic survey in Gulf St Vincent for the Australian Hydrographic Service. This presentation describes the conduct of the survey and the introduction of new technology, including Uncrewed Survey Vessels (USVs), communications, transfer of data, presentation of progress using cloud-based GIS and lessons learned.

15 Minutes Talk Computer Science
Game engines for geospatial photogrammetry - the technology fusion changing the way you see data

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Matthew Walker. | Company: Aerometrex

Game engines have provided incredible experiences in entertainment but over the last year there have been some amazing leaps forward. Discover how advances in key technologies has allowed for incredibly rich data experiences taking geospatial photogrammetry and big data to a whole new level of engagement and utility.

15 Minutes Talk Environment
Working towards a greener, more resilient Adelaide: benchmarking Adelaide’s tree canopy coverage and available plantable space using airborne LIDAR and Deep Learning

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm | City Room 1 | Presenter: Dr Samuel Holt. | Company: Aerometrex

Urban trees and community green spaces have been identified as an important tool that can be used to mitigate many negative environmental effects of urbanisation and hazards associated with climate change. A 2018 benchmark study across Adelaide shows that the majority of tree canopy cover and plantable space resides on residential or private land highlighting the important role of the community, not just councils and state government in building a greener, resilient, more sustainable Adelaide.

15 Minutes Talk
Using a simple seasonality index from Sentinel-2A NDVI time series to estimate condition of natural grasslands

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm | City Room 2 | Presenter: Mr Diego Guevara. | Company: University of Adelaide

Natural ecosystem monitoring is essential to identify changes in vegetation conditions that may indicate threats to biodiversity. This study evaluates the utility of Sentinel-2A satellite time series to extract growth strategy patterns to assess the condition of a heterogeneous native grassland impacted by invasive species. Our study demonstrates great potential for mapping and quantifying perennial graminoids and contribute to the conservation and monitoring of native grasslands.

3:15 pm

15 Minutes Talk Apps
QWildlife, a crocodile monitoring platform

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm | City Room 1 | Presenter: Mr Gareck Packer. | Company: GP One Consulting

Residents and visitors to far north Queensland are snapping up the QWildlife crocodile app that teaches boaters, campers, fishermen and swimmers how to stay safe from crocodile attacks, ultimately saving lives. Built for the Queensland State Government on the back of the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise and Survey123 platform, this app propels wildlife rangers to respond quickly.

15 Minutes Talk
Arresting inertia for next generation surveying

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Steven Sheppard. | Company: Trimble

Many common items have benefited from the implementation of inertial measurement units, generally known as IMUs, from smartphones to Nintendo Wii, they are becoming widespread in diverse areas. In this presentation I will discuss the advances and benefits of understanding inertia in surveying and the breadth of applications it will influence now and in the future.

15 Minutes Talk
Riding the radar wave: rise and rise of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery in geospatial applications!

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm | City Room 2 | Presenter: Dr Dipak Paudyal (MD & Chief Scientist). | Company: APAC Geospatial

Synthetic Aperture Radar, or SAR, is rapidly becoming a go-to method for remote observation. The use of SAR is advantageous over other remote sensing methods, such as optical data, for several reasons. Some of the most cited are the ability to see through cloud cover and smoke, and the fact that SAR may image an area regardless of illumination conditions, so it may be used both day and night This presentation will discuss how we should go about making practical use of SAR Imaging technology, will attempt to demystify some of the jargons used in SAR Image Analysis and discuss how Geospatial Analysts can exploit the benefits that SAR imagery provides.

15 Minutes Talk
Introducing AI to LiDAR and hydrography

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm | City Room 3 | Presenter: Mr Daniel Kruimel. | Company: Teledyne Optech

In recent years, Teledyne CARIS (world leader in marine GIS) and Teledyne Optech (pioneer in LiDAR systems) have worked closely together to bring Artificial Intelligence into the realms of Hydrographic Surveying and Aerial LiDAR. Benefits to the end user include more efficient processing workflows and increased robustness and reliability in results.

4:05 pm

Keynote Address
SmartSat CRC – Underpinning the space and spatial industries through translational research & innovation

4:05 pm to 4:30 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Prof Andy Koronios (CEO & Managing Director). | Company: SmartSat CRC

The SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities and other research organisations, partnered with industry that has been funded by the Australian Government to develop know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation next generation data services. SmartSat represents the largest space industry research collaborative ecosystem in Australia with $245 million in funding and over 100 partners. This presentation will outline SmartSat’s current activities and strategic priorities over the next five years. It will also cover the relationship between the space and spatial industries and the impact of space on spatial professionals.

4:30 pm

Keynote Address
New opportunities and the economics of Earth observation in Australia

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Hall M | Presenter: Mr Byron Riessen (Principal, Space). | Company: Deloitte