GITA ANZ AGM
Level 8, North Tower
540 Wickham St
Brisbane QLD 4006
GITA ANZ unplugged @ Energex
- GIS Technology Implementation
- Information and Data Quality to support effective business decisions
GITA, SSSI and SIBA members free. Non-members - $20 payable at the door.
Come listen, discuss and network with your industry peers at our next GITA Unplugged event to be hosted by Energex in Brisbane on 1 October. We will be exploring the challenges of upgrading GIS technology in a large organisation, the importance and challenges in achieving the right level of information and data quality to support decision making through case studies in both the Water and Energy industry.
0900 – 0905
Welcome Address - Antoine Burdett, GITA ANZ President
0905 – 0920
Opening Address - Neil Horrocks, Strategic Data Manager, Data, Services and Demand Management, Energex
0920 – 0950
Phil Holmes, Strategic Data and Projects Manager, Project Director - GIS Replacement Program, Energex.
0950 – 1020
Morning Tea Networking
1020 – 1050
Andrew Grant, General Manager Goldenfields Water (Pre-recorded Presentation from GITA Annual Conference in Sydney)
1050 – 1120
Kenny Mizzi, Residential Projects Delivery Manager, Energex
1120 – 1150
Andy Wohlsperger – Associate Director, GIS & Spatial Systems, AECOM
1150 – 1200
When: 1 Oct. 2014
Location: Energex, 26 Reddacliff Street, Newstead Qld 4006
Title: Taking LiDAR beyond mapping: opportunities for hybrid modelling and advanced processing
“LIDAR data is more and more prevalent as a data source and its adoption in mapping and engineering projects is widespread. LiDAR has been used to improve the quality of mapping and topographic analysis, but recent innovations, such as the integration of an efficient point cloud engine inside CAD and GIS platforms, enable geospatial and engineering professionals to further improve decision making. These innovations open new opportunities such as hybrid workflows or on-demand access to 3D as-built information. In this presentation Bentley will discuss these opportunities as well as the associated challenges, using real world examples for illustration."
Industry Solutions Director - Government/Transportation/Defence/Geospatial
Wednesday 8 Oct at 10 am (AEST)
Developing a Water Utility Technology Roadmap
This presentation will explore the considerations which go into a technology roadmap for a modern water utility. We will explore key drivers within the organisation and what makes up the GIS roadmap. We will also look at key business tasks, operational structures and best practice solutions as well as the timelines & benefits such solutions can bring to the various stakeholders within the Utility.
Since 1995 Chris has worked as a Consulting Services Manager, Project Manager and Senior consultant providing expertise in the design and development of major systems particularly within enterprise, internet/intranet and GIS based solutions for commercial software development companies. Chris has managed the deployment of a number of GIS solutions within Energy and Water utilities and has seen GIS evolve from the specialised back room department to a proliferation of location based services used by all stakeholders across the business.
When: 12 Feb. 2014
Time: 12:30 - 13:30 AEDT
AGM and post Networking event
Details: Come hear from ESRI and We Do IT who will be presenting on the latest technologies being implemented across our industry. Both ESRI and We Do It will provide a short 15 min presentation at the start of the networking session. Listen to the latest and greatest from two companies who support the GITA community and learn how these technologies are providing benefits to the organisations using them.
Appointment of New Directors to the GITA ANZ Board
A call is made to all members who wish to nominate as a director to register their interest by contacting me, Charles on 0400462983. The position is very important to the future success of the Association. In general, the Board is charged with determining the strategy and direction the Association will follow into the future. In addition, the Board is responsible for good governance of the Association.
The minimum obligation expected is to serve for at least 2 years. Please note, all appointments must be ratified at the above meeting.
For further details please call the above number preferably before 20th November 2013.
When: 27 November 2013
AGM 3:00-4:00 PM (GITA members only)
Networking event 4:30-6:30 PM
Where: AECOM Office, level 8 HQ Building 540 Wickham St Fortitude Valley Brisbane
Cost is free for GITA members and $20 for non-members
Title: Special Seminar to discuss the impact of the NSW Government ThinkTank report on using spatial information to manage assets for NSW Utilities
Guest Speaker: Mr Paul Harcombe, Director, Location Policy and Coordination Unit, Land and Property Information, NSW Department of Finance & Services
“The Location Leadership Group has released a NSW Government and Industry ThinkTank Report, “Creating value with location-based information” for comment in June 2013. Paul Harcombe will give a short presentation on the work undertaken by his group leading to the outcomes discussed in the report. An outcome of this Special Seminar will be to provide utility industry feedback and input into the report.”
When: Thursday 10th October from 3pm to 5pm
Where: Sydney Water conference room on Level 4, Sydney Water, 1 Smith Street Parramatta, room 4-02
GITA 18th annual geospatial solutions conference August 2013
Theme: WISDOM THROUGH THE SPATIAL SPHERE – BUILDING ON FUNDAMENTALS
When: 5 - 7 August 2013
Where: Brisbane convention and exhibition centre
Event website: http://www.gitaconference.org.au/
First Presenter: Anna Murray
Title : Government, Defence and Geospatial solutions exec
Bio : Anna has over 20 years in the IT and technology industry with the last 6 in engineering software companies working with industry on managing their CAD, engineering and GIS data. She now works for Bentley Systems in the Defence and government sectors working with customers to achieve value from their investment in Bentley technology.
Second Presenter: Bruce Douglas (Director, Corporate GIS)
Title: GIS Industry Update and Directions
This presentation will provide an update on several activities that GITA is involved in, particularly:
- The new Subsurface Utility Information (SUI) standard; and
- The SI work that GITA is involved in with the NSW Board of Surveying and Spatial Information.
In addition, Bruce will provide some insight into current issues and trends in the spatial information industry.
Bio: Bruce Douglas is the founder and a Director of Corporate GIS, an independent Strategic Management consultancy in the Spatial Information Industry. Bruce has over 30 years experience in the SI industry developing business-based strategies for the use of GIS to meet key business requirements. Bruce is a Past President of GITA Australia & New Zealand.Bruce is the author of the book “Achieving Business Success with GIS”, published by Wiley & Son, London.
Further information is available from: www.corporategis.com.au
When: 24 July 2013
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room 5B Hall way locomotive work shop
Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited Office
Eveleigh NSW 2015
Sponsored by Infotech
Use of Terrain Modeling - An Industry Perspective
Gone are days when natural resource exploration team depended merely on topographical sheets and analog data to get a comprehensive idea of the interest area. With advent of remote sensing and GIS technology, nothing short of a true to the earth 3D representation is what miners and exploration geologists look forward towards. Satellite products are capable of producing very high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM). These beautiful and accurate models are being used for various Mining purposes including orthophoto terrain models, volume calculations, mine models, Change detection views, and the creation of perspective views.
This webinar intends to showcase where such terrain data comes from, how it is generated, and the many ways it can be used by Mining organization.
Dr. Hanuman Prasad ChodagamDGM, Global PresalesInfotech EnterprisesDr. Hanuman Prasad Chodagam is a geospatial industry expert and is been working for Infotech for the last 14 years and discharged various roles horizontally. Presently he holds the responsibility as Deputy General Manager, Head of Global PreSales for D&A (Data Transformation & Analytics) business division. He looks after Mining, Oil&Gas, Government and Publishing industries. Hanu holds a Post Graduate in Earth Sciences and possesses Doctorate in the field of Remote Sensing – Exploration
Dinakar DevireddySr. Project Manager – MiningInfotech EnterprisesDinakar Devireddy is a trained Geologist who has worked as an exploration and mining geologist with NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation), India’s premier public sector mining company for Iron Ore commodity. He was a key member in designing a custom mine planning software for NMDC during the 90’s. He later acquired expertise in Databases, GIS & Remote sensing domains and successfully managed delivering programs for large global organizations. He is currently working in Infotech Enterprises as Sr. Project Manager in Mining Practice with project management responsibility of ensuring quality, schedule and customer engagement.
B. SrinivasuluAGM – Commercial Geospatial ServicesInfotech EnterprisesMr. B. Srinivasulu has over 18 years of project experience in the areas of GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. He has handled major projects in remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS for clients across the globe. He is a Master’s degree holder in Civil Engineering with specialization in Remote Sensing from IIT Mumbai. His strengths include the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once, attention to detail, high-quality focus, excellent organizational skills, hands-on management approach, and willingness to perform any task required throughout the lifecycle of a project.
When: 25 June 2013, 3:00 pm EST
Event theme: GIS for Risk Management
GIS Project Manager AECOM
Andy has received a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Techniques and Remote Sensing from the University of Texas and a Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems from Salzburg University in Austria. Based in Brisbane, he has been with AECOM for over 11 years and has managed GIS projects and efforts in various regions including North America, the Middle East and Australia.
Andy will present on the use of geospatial technologies and processes to help better communicate flood risk and drive mitigation actions as a decision support tool for critical infrastructure protection. Mining critical information from the vast available datasets of flood modelling helps present creative datasets and 3D visualisations to convey highly technical information in an easily understandable format.
Martin J BrowneManager, Information Management at Sunshine Coast Regional CouncilMartin Browne is an IT management professional with over 25 years of experience in developing and managing information technology for private and public sector organisations. The last 12 years have been heavily focussed on the use of mobile devices, maps and spatial analysis.
The Sunshine Coast Council is Australia´s fourth largest local authority and Martin is responsible for managing the council´s vast spatial and asset data, information and systems. He is also the Planning Cell Manager in council´s Local Disaster Coordination Centre. With these dual responsibilities Martin is working with council officers and Queensland state agencies to be better prepared for disasters and to improve the workflow and effectiveness of the disaster response efforts.Martin will present on Disaster Management mapping capabilities and the work Council has done on evacuation mapping for flood events.
When: Thursday 20 June 2013
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Level 8, 540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
North Tower, HQ
Drinks and Canapes will be provided during the networking session after presentations.
- Why where and when matter - Nigel Conolly, Nearmap
Nigel Conolly has 15 years experience in the spatial industry, across a range of disciplines including technical, journalistic and commercial management, both locally in Australia and internationally in the UK and Canada. Nigel has been a Commercial Manager for nearmap.com for over 2 years.
nearmap limited is an Australian PhotoMap company with a new innovative technology solution that delivers very high resolution, current PhotoMaps and elevation data, capturing multiple views at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional systems.nearmap started business in November 2009, and already has several hundred Licenced enterprises. Our clients range from the Commercial sector through to Government (Federal, State and Local).
- Mobility at PowerCor & Citipower and VicGIS & VicMap API - presented by: Danny Broadbent - Datamaxx
When: 4-6 pm, 22 May 2013
Where: Swinburne University City Campus
Lecture room FS215
196 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Virtual Australia & New Zealand Initiative – (VANZI) Conference 2013
“New ‘Virtual’ Infrastructure for the 21st. Century”
When: Monday May 13th & Tuesday May 14th ,2013
Where: Australian Technology Park, Sydney
Supported by: Department of Infrastructure and Transport Australia - Land Information and Geo-build in New Zealand – CRC for Spatial Information- NICTA - ASNEA - ACIF – SIBA - AiiA - Consulting Surveyors National - GITA
Event website: www.abcevents.net.au/vanzi
- BIM, 3D Visualisation and Augmented Reality in Engineering and Asset Management, By Antoine Burdett, AECOM
- Review of Design and As-Constructed standards (in GIS-Centric utilities), By Johan Nel, Director (Gita), Technical Director (Open Spatial)
When: 18 April 2013
4-5 pm Presentations
5-6:30 pm Networking
The atrium, NIC building Australian Technology Park
Details: Review of Design and As-Constructed standards (in GIS-Centric utilities)
By Jan Gabriel van Wyk, Senior Geospatial Architect (Open Spatial)
When: 24 April 2013, 2 pm (EST)
Where: Online (Click here for instructions on joining the meeting)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will be held on 30th November 2012 commencing at 5.00PM at
Telstra Room 14.27
Level 14, 275 George St
Brisbane Qld 4000
For more details click here.
“Augmented Reality” GITA Seminar
in co-operation with CRC-SI and sponsored by we-do-IT
Date: Monday 8th October, 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: RMIT, Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Level 7, Room 01 (80.07.001), Cnr of A’Beckett and Swanston St (opposite Storey Hall) see map attached for more details.
Refreshments afterwards at The Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
RSVP: by 01/10/2012 to ndaniel@we-do-IT.com
(Please state whether you will be able to make the networking refreshments afterwards due to catering reasons.)
To download flyer click here
RMIT map: click here
2012 Annual General Meeting
30 November Brisbane
Venue and time TBA
Tuesday, 29th May 2012
Tour of the Australian Technology Park (with SSSI, MSIA and GITA)
This event is being conducted by SSSI / MSIA and GITA for members and non members who have an interest in innovative technology to showcase them IT resources at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh on Tuesday, 29 May 2012. There will be a technical tour of ATP with a spatial context. Tenant representatives will be on hand to provide an overview of their business and answer any questions. GITA/AMC will be our guide throughout the visit and additional tenants to be visited are:
1) Taggle (asset location technology)
2) AC3 (computing platforms)
3) Transport Management Technology
Date: Tuesday 29th May
Location: NIC Building, Australian Technology Park, 4 Cornwallis Street, Eveleigh, Map: http://www.atp.com.au/images/UserUploadedImages/237/ATPTechParkl.jpg
Cost: Free to members of the participating associations, Non-members: $20
For more details and how to register please click here.
Swinburne University of Technology
196 Flinders St Melbourne
Click here to download the brochure.
Revenue Assurance: Invisible losses, Made Visible – Brendan McFadden
If your billing, asset and geospatial data don’t match, you could be losing profit and not even know it. Revenue Assurance is dedicated to revealing hidden or invisible losses in electricity and gas businesses, which reduce the level of potential profits each year. Through comprehensive integration of Revenue Assurance expertise and geospatial and analytics solutions, our team reveals unaccounted losses, which are a result of an array of loss events including missing or inaccurate data.
In a career spanning 44 years, Brendan has maintained a passion for safe-guarding people and assets. His involvement with utilities started in 1992 by using risk management techniques to identify and restore revenue losses across the Energy Industry’s value chain. Having worked with over 50 utilities producing multimillion-dollar benefits per year, Brendan is regarded as an RA Thought Leader. Over the last 15 years, Brendan has been invited to speak on Revenue Assurance issues at a number of international conferences, has chaired dedicated RA conferences, and conducted best practice workshops.
spatialNET Demonstration – Nick Oliver
spatialNET is a network design and management tool that helps network engineers design and manage fibre, coax and power networks as well as assist in the management address, parcel and other landbase information. spatialNET has an open Architechture and integrated product suite that lets you leverage the power of your network asset data throughout your organisation to drive sales, marketing, construction, circuit planning, provisioning and network health monitoring.
Nick Oliver is a certified spatialNET trainer and has been teaching and consulting in spatialNET at NBN Co for the past 12 months.
myWorld: Enterprise mapping for everyone! – Paul Joyce
Ubisense myWorld application is revolutionising the way organisations track and manage their spatial information. It is a simple, easy-to-understand application, which requires little to no training and provides access to live asset and operations information. myWorld has a similar look and feel to Google Maps and can be opened on mobile and desktop application at the office or on the field. myWorld utilises a variety of basemaps including Google maps, OpenStreetMap, and Bing Maps. As a result, simple searches across all Smallworld and Google Maps records are available including routing, points of interest and other Google features like Street View. It is a cost effective way of delivering vital enterprise information directly to more users without extensive training.
Paul Joyce will be giving a demonstration of myWorld. Paul has over 20 years experience on IT projects, including extensive work with Smallworld, Esri and Intergraph GIS. A particular focus of his work with utilities has been extending the reach of GIS into the organization, through workflows, systems integration, and the deployment of web and mobile technologies.
GITA end of year party
Thursday 8th December 2011
2011 Annual General Meeting
Date 3rd November 2011
Level 8 (North Tower), 540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
PO Box 1307 Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
T +61 7 3553 2000 F +61 7 3553 2050
AGM Start Tiime is arrive 3:00 for 3:15pm. It will run to 4:45pm.
2011 GITA Geospatial Solutions Conference
8-10 August 2011
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
This year the Geospatial Solutions Conference will be held in the centrally located Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.
If you would like to share your knowledge and present at the conference, now is the time to start thinking about it. The call for papers will go out shortly, but until then have a think and let your creative juices flow about the story you would like to tell.
gisDrinks with Paul Joyce (March)
Following on from our successful recent events in Melbourne and Sydney, we have organised another opportunity for the spatial community to get together.
As GIS technology becomes more and more mainstream, the overlap between the consumer tools and the professional GIS systems increases. And so do the opportunities and benefits of integration the two... as well as the demand from users, including those outside of the GIS Team.
Google Maps is a hugely successful product. Initial popularity due to great speed, cartography, and user interface design grew to near dominance of online mapping when routing and Street View were added. Once GIS users realized there was a better way to access spatial data and functionality, they quickly became dissatisfied with traditional GIS. But GIS is much more than what Google Maps provides.
Paul Joyce of we-do-IT is going to address the issue of Why your users want Google Maps, not your GIS ... And what to do about it!
Paul has worked extensively with Smallworld, ESRI and Intergraph GIS systems. A recent project of his involved establishing an enterprise-wide adoption of GIS technology, using a combination of consumer-targeted (Google Earth, Google Maps), and open source server technologies (GeoServer, PostgreSQL).
Paul is currently a Senior Consultant with we-do-IT, having also worked with ESRI Australia and Intergraph. He has over 20 years experience in a variety of spatially related IT roles across a broad range of industries including Water, Electricity, Telecommunications, Local Government, Transportation and Forestry. He has Masters and Bachelor degrees in Surveying form University of Melbourne.
So come along, meet some people and learn something new - it would be great to see you there!
gisDrinks - Melbourne
|WHEN:||Tuesday 22nd March 2011
From 5:30 ... Presentation will begin at 6:15
68 Hardware Lane
N.B. This a different venue from last time
|Google maps:||Click here|
|COST:||FREE ... just buy your drinks at the bar.|
gisDrinks - Sydney
|WHEN:||Wednesday 30th March 2011
From 5:30 ... Presentation will begin at 6:15
347 Kent Street (Corner of King Street)
|Google maps:||Click here|
|COST:||FREE ... just buy your drinks at the bar.|
gisDrinks with Neil Kuruppu (February/March 2011)
What do you do when you see a problem in a public place? You know, something that is not right - rubbish, road hazards, graffiti, vandalism, or even a lost shopping trolley?
Without knowing who you should contact from which department of which organisation, let alone their phone number or email, chances are that you do not do anything ... which is completely understandable. After all, it is someone else´s responsibility to fix it. But ... until they ´somehow´ learn about it, the problem remains.