Tuesday 28 August: 1500 - 1630
Vekta are specialist land, engineering and aerial surveyors, providing spatial and surveying solutions to major national and international projects, consulting to a broad range of industries including property development, construction, mining, infrastructure and various levels of government.
Vekta continues to invest in new technologies - such as terrestrial and aerial laser scanning and digital imagery - and our resources offer clients a commitment to ongoing quality; service delivery and the knowledge we can provide an enhanced range of services - through our network of Australian offices including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and the Pilbara.
The Vekta Melbourne office has Japanese and Spanish speakers in the office.
Tuesday 28 August: 1400 - 1500
The Australian Synchrotron is a source of highly intense light ranging from infrared to hard x-rays used for a wide variety of research purposes. Officially opened in July 2007, the Australian Synchrotron is one of fewer than 40 similar facilities around the world. It is the largest stand-alone piece of scientific infrastructure in the southern hemisphere. Refer to www.synchrotron.org.au for more details.
Country Fire Authority (CFA)
Tuesday 28 August: 1400 - 1700
This event will take place in two parts. The first part will comprise a tour of the Victorian State Control Centre which is managed by the Victorian Fire Services Commissioner's office. The second part of the tour will review the use of remote sensing technologies used by Victoria's Emergency Services with particular emphasis on bushfire management. The CFA have a Chinese interpreter available to assist Mandarin speaking delegates.
1. State Control Centre
The State Control Centre (SCC) is the hub of a network of regional and local incident control centres. These facilities are in place for the management of emergencies in the state of Victoria, Australia.
The main roles of the SCC during an emergency operation are:
To provide information about the emergency operation.
To support regional and incident control;
To strategically control the emergency operation;
To provide additional intelligence services and public information support to regions and incident control;
To plan for the ongoing emergency operation, and;
To plan, acquire and allocate resources.
2. Remote sensing in bushfires
The past decade has seen many significant emergency events in Victoria culminating in the disastrous Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.
Over a long period of time remote sensing technologies have played a major role in detecting and monitoring these events. Several presentations will be made describing the ongoing use of airborne and satellite systems and the incorporation of these data into operational mapping and information systems.
Tuesday 28 August: 1430 - 1600
LP publishes over 300 guidebooks that cover the entire world. Guidebooks are tailored for all kind of travellers; from fast pacing backpackers (who are most likely to use shoestring or country guides) to explorers who want to know all the details of the place. The suite of guides consists of pocket guides, city guides, country, national parks, trips, walking guides, cycling, diving & shoestring guides.
The range of products require from LP to produce world-wide maps at different scales, style and content. This makes production of maps quite different from other map publishers. In order to streamline the map production LP designed and developed own GIS based mapping system "Bling". It is based on SQL Server and combination of ESRI's software (GIS Server, ArcMap and Maplex). The base data is derived from satellite & aerial imagery by our partners in India. Points of Interest are checked on the ground by LP authors and added directly to LP database.
The Lonely Planet Offices have staff fluent in Cantonese, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Polish, Hindi, Spanish, Russian
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)
Thursday 30 August: 1400 - 1700
The tour will consist of a number of presentations on the spatial information products and services managed and maintained by DSE. The State's framework spatial information products are under the Vicmap brand however, DSE is also responsible for the creation of many spatial information products to assist with managing the environment in Victoria. Included in the presentations will be an outline of the spatial information policies and programs in Victoria and the linkages to National and International programs and stakeholders primarily in Australia and New Zealand. The program will include an open forum for questions and discussion. Delegates will be provided with an information pack and sample products. More information can be found on the DSE website www.dse.vic.gov.au under Property, Titles and Maps.
Thursday 30 August: 1400 - 1700
Geomatic Technologies (GT) (www.geomatic.com.au) with earthmine Australia (www.earthmineAustralia.com ) will demonstrate the latest mobile mapping solution for asset mapping and asset auditing. GT specialises in asset mapping and auditing in a range of industries including rail, power and telecommunications.
The tour will allow uses to inspect the GT AIMS mapping vehicle incorporating the earthmine MARS technology with a demonstration of the end-to-end solution for rail asset and encroachment mapping plus more. The GT office is a short walk from the conference venue along the picturesque Yarra river just beyond Crown Casino.
The GT asset mapping solution utilises the earthmine MARS technology which offers a complete end-to-end solution for collecting 3D street level imagery, developing applications, and delivering visually impressive and spatially accurate results for any application. earthmine will also be present to discuss the earthmine technology with participants.
The Geomatic Technologies office have staff fluent in Chinese and Greek.
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
Thursday 30 August: 1500 - 1600
Research within DPI (www.dpi.vic.gov.au) places great emphasis on the application of GIS, Remote Sensing and Visualisation technologies to increase productivity and improve resource use efficiency and environment in dairy, lamb, grains and horticulture industries. The technical visit will showcase examples of research in these areas and provide visitors an opportunity to taste the delightful Victorian produce. Chinese and Hindi speaking staff will also be available to assist.
Sinclair Knight Merz
Thursday 30 August: 1400 - 1700
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM - www.globalskm.com) is a leading spatial information projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, design and delivery. It operates in three regions: Asia Pacific, the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), deploying some 6,500 people from more than 40 offices while serving the Buildings and Infrastructure, Mining and Metals, Power and Energy and Water and Environment sectors. SKM is a key provider of spatial information services. Leading edge products and services are delivered to public and private sector clients across a broad range of industries. The tour will be an interactive session, including a meet and greet with our lead spatial practitioners in the fields of remote sensing, photogrammetry and surveying, who will showcase a number of our spatial and multi-disciplinary projects.
SKM is just a short stroll from the conference venue - visit us at our new offices on Flinders Street! Come see a range of our projects and enjoy the view of Melbourne at afternoon tea from our rooftop garden.
We have staff available that will be able to assist in any speakers of Indonesian, Cantonese, Hindi and Persian.