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Newtech Bendigo – March 1st, 2012

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Newtech Bendigo – Thursday 1 March 2012, All Seasons Hotel and Quality Resort, 171-182 McIvor Road, Bendigo, Vic 3550

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Draft Proceedings

8.45 – 9.30am Registration
9.30 – 9.45am Welcome and official opening
9.45 – 10.10am
1.  Spatial Industry directions and government update. 

Duncan Brooks, Information Services Branch, DSE

Update on spatial happenings in Victoria, Australiaand Internationally.

10.10 – 10.35am
2.  Managing Public Safety and Maintenance work for footpaths using Spatial Technology.

Recep Alakus, Hume City Council

This session will discuss a new process developed by Hume City Council to manage public safety and maintenance work within the Municipality using Spatial Technology.

10.35 – 11.00am
3.  The State Aerial Film Archive, capabilities and a brief history.

Andrew Watts, Aerometrix

This presentation will update delegates on the historic aerial film archive and how to access images along with a brief and interesting history of cameras and films and the capabilities.

11.00 – 11.30am Morning tea and trade exhibition
11.30 – 11.55am  4.  Flood modelling of the township and rural catchment of Bendigo.Georgina Race, Water TechnologyThis presentation will discuss the preliminary results of the currentBendigofloodplain study involving detailed flood modelling of the township and rural catchment ofBendigo.
11.55 – 12.20pm 5.  Fighting Fires in Mitchell Shire with an iPhone.Simon O’Keefe, GroundtruthMitchell Shire Council carried out its recent annual fire inspections using an iPhone. Find out what’s special about the council’s GIS infrastructure that enables the council’s field staff to remotely communicate with their GIS without the need for expensive devices or software.
12.20 – 12.45pm
6.  Market Validation Program – Smart Sensors Proof of Concept

Joe Losinno,  DiUS Computing Pty Ltd and Nathan Toovey, DSE

Developing an innovative platform that builds on the base capabilities of the new Victorian Smart Meter network to deliver Fire Danger Ratings to the community.

12.45 – 1.10pm
7.   The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Register and Information System (ACHRIS).

Shanon Whitty, Aboriginal Affairs Victoria

This presentation will demonstrate ACHRIS a web-based tool that uses the latest technology to integrate information held in the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register with maps.

1.10 – 2.10pm   Lunch and trade exhibition
2.10 – 2.35pm
8.  An open source approach toPublicLandMapping.

Naomi Withers, Information Services Branch, DSE

This presentation describes DSE’s Public Land Mapping product PLM25 and the open source tools and processes used to create the improved PLM dataset.

2.35 – 3.00pm
9.  Mapscape – Emergency Management Victoria: Providing Multi Platform Digital Mapping for the 21st Century.

Liam Densley, Spatial Vision

This presentation will discuss how Mapscape was designed for the emergency services.

3.00 – 3.25pm 10. Better ground water management using spatial intelligence.Zaffar Sadiq, Sinclair Knight Merz The presentation covers the recent national and regional initiatives for better ground water management acrossAustraliausing spatial intelligence.
3.25 – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea and trade exhibition
3.45 – 4.30pm
11a.   Open Standards & Open Source.

Denise McKenzie,  Information Services Branch, DSE

Policy developments in DSE for the use of OGC standards and open source geospatial software and how the industry and users need to be involved.

11b.   Australian & New Zealand Spatial Marketplace (ANZSM).

Cathy Crooks, Information Services Branch, DSE

Overview of the Australian & New Zealand Spatial Marketplace (ANZSM) project and demonstration of website.