Locate19’s full program touches down

Locate19 Conference 2019 geospatial event

The organisers of the geospatial behemoth that is Locate19 have released the full program for the April 2019 event.

The full program for Locate19 has been revealed, and it is absolutely jam-packed. It’s time to start planning and doing your stretches, because there is more on than one can reasonably manage, in six streams over three very full days.

The program kicks off at a relatively sedate pace on Monday 8 April with the Market Day and activities to launch ‘The Hub’, a central space for more intimate engagement and networking opportunities that builds on the Interaction Zone concept at Locate18.

Victorian Chief Engineer, Collette Burke, will help launch this new area with her session on Victoria’s Digital Transformation, also appearing in a panel discussion co-hosted by Surveyor-General, Craig Sandy.

A special Locate session of Georabble will take place from 5:30pm to 7pm to close the opening day.

Tuesday opens the program in earnest, with a Welcome to Country ceremony, SIBA|GITA breakfast and plenary sessions rounding out the morning.

Firing on all cylinders after lunch, all six streams open concurrently. The ‘Surveying in a digital world’ track will cover everything from quality assurance with multibeam data, to maintaining an ethical standard of practice in an age of disruption.

Five simultaneous sessions in the ‘Advanced agriculture’ track will work through themes as diverse as mainstreaming of precision agriculture techniques, to reusing mining exploration data to assess land suitability.

Public infrastructure, smart transport and infrastructure assets, utility management and urban planning and smart city tech all boast similarly full schedules.

A space capability forum run by Phil Delaney of FrontierSI will run alongside these tracks until the evening, with the regional Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards dinner will fill the evening program from 7pm.

From there it is a race to the finish with a full day’s programming across six streams until closing plenaries following afternoon tea.

A spectrum of sessions exploring ‘Geospatial technologies driving our digital future’, the latest initiatives in ‘Technology and data to protect our environment for future generations’ round out a colossal program of presentations.

Explore the full program in detail here.

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