SIDx2018 Program

Australia's Leading Geospatial Conference

12.30 pm
1.00 pm
Ballroom B
1.05 pm
Ballroom B
Adelaide 3D City Model

Presented by Mr Michael Burdett et al. • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure • Other Speakers: Greg Wise

Australian cities are growing vertically as planning policy drives urban infill rather than greenfield development. To allow us to plan and properly assess the impact of new high rise development the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have developed a 3 Dimensional map base of metropolitan Adelaide and acquired tools to plan and view the city ahead of growth. This presentation aims to demonstrate the datasets held in the model and demonstrate the planning, transport and community engagement capabilities being developed.

1.25 pm
Ballroom B
Democratising Space

Presented by Ms Aria Colton • National Space Innovation Hub

Economies around the world recognise that space is a huge driver for innovation but it's not just about launching rockets. Space is an enabler for new jobs, new industries and new technologies, igniting the imagination and inspiring students of all ages to be interested in math, science, art, design, technology and engineering. We’re building an ecosystem of space innovation and a culture of collaboration to spin in and spin out ideas, facilitate and coordinate the makers, end-users, teachers of space tech and disparate space stakeholders to innovate, incubate and accelerate and commercialise new tech.

1.30 pm
Special Session
Ballroom C
Esri Australia (Gold)

Presented by Mr Gordon Sumerling • Esri Australia

This session will outline Esri’s integration with BIM and CAD datasets and how ArcGIS is incorporated into the BIM Lifecycle. There will also be a short summary of Esri’s support for GDA2020.

1.45 pm
Ballroom B

Presented by Mr Stewart Caldwell • Russell and Yelland

In the point cloud era there is an increased need to get the data portable but point scans are notoriously large and hard to move around. The need far data validation during design and construction means there is now even more scan data in a typical project. Russell and Yelland Architects have been testing technology to convert scan data into other file formats allowing project teams to collaborate with up to date scan information in the cloud.

2.05 pm
Ballroom B
Commuting Distance for Australia

Presented by Mr Shaun Copley et al. • Australian Bureau of Statistics • Other Speakers: Karen Olney

This presentation will take you through the journey of the ABS developing a new Census data item (commuting distance) using the integration of existing geospatial and statistical data. The presentation will see the ABS Geospatial Solutions section (Shaun Copley and Karen Olney) introduce the concept of geo-statistics and reflect on their work to develop measurements of commuting distance using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. This will include information on the methods and analysis, as well as a demonstration of some of the output interactive maps.

2.10 pm
Special Session
Ballroom C
C.R. Kennedy (Gold)

Presented by Mr Matt Rumbelow • C.R. Kennedy

This session will show how fast, agile and precise 3D Reality Capture has becoming an integral part of informing the construction design process as well as improving the understanding and documentation of the built environment.

2.25 pm
Ballroom B
GDA 2020―SA Rollout

Presented by Mr Bradley Slape • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

All spatial data users would have heard about a new coordinate datum, GDA2020, over the last couple of years. We’re now reaching the pointy end to enable GDA2020 as the operational coordinate datum for South Australia. State Government agencies such as DPTI, PIRSA, DEW & DEM will be delivering their spatial datasets through the Location SA Map Viewer & Open Data Portal Data.SA in GDA2020 within the first quarter of 2019. This presentation will highlight what you need to know to be ready for this change.

2.45 pm
Conference Recess
Afternoon Tea
3.15 pm
Ballroom B
How Geospatially Literate Are You?

Presented by Mrs Genine Meredith • University of South Australia

In Australia, the geospatial competency level of school leavers is debated, and it’s supposed deficiency blamed on the excessive use and over-reliance on technology. Are Millennials and the iGeneration really losing their geospatial capabilities, and is this loss as widespread across society as the technology itself? SSSI members are a professional group of people dedicated to geospatial information creation and manipulation, so the assumption would be that we are geospatially ahead of the curve. We look at what it means to be geospatially literate and why it's important. Audience participation will be encouraged, using smart devices, to respond to questions designed to test geospatial literacy.

3.20 pm
Special Session
Ballroom C
HxGN SmartNet (Silver)

Presented by Mr Shien-Kwun Leong • HxGN SmartNet

This session will cover how HxGN SmartNet is a cloud-based GNSS correction service that provides centimetre-level accuracy to GNSS rovers via mobile Internet with 24/7/365 availability, with a particular focus on the recent updates and capability of HxGN SmartNet service in Australia.

3.30 pm
Women in Spatial
Ballroom B
The Power of A Professional Network

Other Speakers: Women in Geospatial Science Professional Network (WGSPN): Georgie Cassar (City of Port Adelaide Enfield); Karen Hansen (DPC Office for Data Analytics).

Are you a back room geo-type, working alone, or in a small group of technical professionals? Do you hesitate to put yourself forward for networking or speaking opportunities? You could be missing out on developing your biggest asset, your connection to a network! A network provides people with a chance to connect with a wider circle of professionals, and helps to build confidence to be more involved. This interactive presentation will explore the personal benefits of expanding your professional circle and help you unleash the power of your own network!

3.45 pm
Special Session
Ballroom B
Looking Back: A 20 Year Retrospective View of the Spatial Industry in SA

Presented by Assoc Prof Neil Coffee • University of Canberra

The 1990s were exciting times for spatial in South Australia. Government created a Spatial Project Team to establish the “framework and infrastructure” to facilitate greater spatial cooperation and collaboration between the public & private sectors. A key outcome of this initiative was building the skills base and creating capability to win large overseas contracts. SA was a spatial industry leader in Australia, especially in the application of spatial methods in government. Opinions may differ about what happened, but had the Spatial Program succeeded, it could have consolidated SA’s position. Twenty years have passed, did the Spatial Program make a difference?

3.50 pm
Special Session
Ballroom C
UPG (Silver)

Presented by Mr Josh Weckert • UPG

This session will demonstrate Trimble Business Centre software workflows for users across Survey, UAV, Scanning, GIS and Civil Construction industries.

4.00 pm
Special Session
Ballroom B
Looking Forward: SA Geospatial Strategy – The Power of People, Data & Location

Presented by Mr Gary Maguire • Department of the Premier and Cabinet

The power of people, data & location: the Department of the Premier and Cabinet is in the process of developing a Geospatial Strategy for South Australia, which will be a strategic framework to position South Australia at the forefront of geospatial technology, data and services, and will leverage location-based information benefit of South Australian citizens. The talk will highlight: (1) findings from the co-design workshops, face-to-face meetings and the online surveys; and (2) where to from here.

4.15 pm
Ballroom B
The Great Debate: 'Surveying is Not Spatial'

Other Speakers: Affirmative Team: Mr Richard Abbot (Licensed Surveyor); Assoc Prof Neil Coffee (University of Canberra); Mr Peter Kentish (former Surveyor-General of the State of South Australia 1993–2012). Opposing Team: Mr Gary Maguire (Department of the Premier and Cabinet); Ms Genine Meredith (University of South Australia); Ms Annmarie Mabarrack (City of Marion). Special Guest: Assoc Prof David Bruce (University of South Australia and Flinders University). Moderator: Ms Sharon Ferrier (Persuasive Presentations).

Watch and interact with industry experts debate for and against that surveying is not spatial. Participate in anonymous online pollings and see what your fellow peers think.

4.55 pm
Ballroom B