Workshops/Tour

WORKSHOPS/TOURS

Locate are excited to be offer numerous workshops throughout the conference program as outlined below. These workshops MUST be pre-booked during the registration process and all of them have a limited number of tickets available. All workshops are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Tuesday 28 April (Market Day) Workshops
Digital Twin Readiness0900 - 1200$95
A guided hands-on approach to the ENVI Deep Learning module0900 - 1230$0
Positioning Australia Workshop0900 - 1500$0
The Open Data Cube Masterclass1230 - 1630$0
Wednesday 29 April Workshops
Diversity and Inclusion: how are you leading the change?1245 - 1345$0
How can the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation collaborate more effectively with Industry?1345 - 1430$0
Introduction to using PostGIS with QGIS1430 - 1700$0
3D Reality Models - Where to next?1545 - 1700$0
Thursday 30 April Workshops
Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Panel: Unlocking new positioning capabilities for Australia and New Zealand0845 - 1000$0
Exploring the work of the Inter-governmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (ICSM)1030 - 1145$0
AURIN Workbench - Data Driven Decision Support for Planners and Researchers1030 - 1400$0
Tuesday 28th April (Market Day)

Digital Twin Readiness Workshop
Facilitator: Adam Beck – Smart Cities Council
Time: 0900 – 1200
Cost: $95 per person, including GST – limited availability
The Smart Cities Council and consultancy firm PCSG will be hosting a Digital Twin Readiness Workshop at Locate20. This first of its kind training session will provide delegates with a thorough overview of digital twins, the benefits, the core principles and practices, as well as explore the role that the spatial sector play in this emerging agenda. This workshop has been designed for both government and private sector stakeholders alike, and will touch on both policy making issues, and key issues relevant to practitioners. The workshop also draws on leading frameworks and standards, and relevant guidance documents that delegates will be able to reference after the session.

A guided hands-on approach to the ANVI Deep Learning module
Facilitator: Megan Gallagher – L3Harris Corporation
Time: 0900 – 1230
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

While many would like to use machine learning and deep learning to solve geospatial problems, they can’t because almost all ML technologies require programming, aren’t designed to process geospatial imagery, require several labels to build classifiers and don’t provide technical support when issues arise. For these reasons ― among others ―Harris Geospatial has developed the ENVI deep learning module. Join us for a hands-on workshop using the ENVI deep learning module where you will:
– Learn the differences, benefits and applications of deep learning compared to machine learning;
– See how you can label data and pre-process UAV, aerial and satellite imagery;
– Walk through workflows to easily ― with no programming ― generate neural networks powered by TensorFlow and Keras; and,
– Gain working knowledge of how to extract vectors and information from imagery using deep learning.

Positioning Australia Workshop
Facilitators: Nicholas Brown, Craig Harrison, Anna Riddell, Michael Moore and Ryan Ruddick and Brandon Owen – Geoscience Australia
Time: 0900 – 1500
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

0900 – 0930 – Introductions, Overview of Positioning Australia Program and run sheet for the day

0930 -1100 – GNSS Data Centre
–  GNSS Data Centre session (Basic) providing an overview of the GNSS data centre. At the end of the session users will be able to find and download RINEX files, subscribe to the AUSCORS NTRIP caster and search station metadata.
–  GNSS Data Centre (Advanced) This session is aimed at “power users” who have a need to ingest large volumes of data in an automated fashion. At the end of this session users will be able to interact with our data centre APIs to access GNSS data and metadata and connect to our experimental caster environment to access the latest products using experimental protocols.

1100 -1115 – Break

1115 -1200 – AUSPOS Q&A
Analysis of AUSPOS report, FAQ’s: how to check your data before submission; what reference stations are used; how it works, how to interpret the results

1200 -1300 – Lunch break
Please note there lunch will not be provided on site, but there are plenty of great cafes nearby to the Brisbane Convention Centre

1300 -1430 – Analysis Centre Software
How to download and run it; example of quality check tool for RINEX and for real time data streams, how to connect to the caster, how to process a RINEX file, how to estimate orbits and clocks

1430 -1500 – GeodePy and Datum tools
Introduction and demonstration of geodetic Python software (GeodePy) which can be used for datum transformations and coordinate conversions

Tour: Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying
Time: 0930 – 1600
Location: Ground floor, 317 Edward Street, Brisbane

Delegates are invited to visit the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying, located a short an 8-minute drive or 25min walk from the Convention centre. You can visit the museum at your leisure for either a self-guided tour or there is the option to pre-book for a curator tour. More information, or to book please CLICK HERE.

The Open Data Cube Masterclass
Facilitator: Alex Leith – Geoscience Australia
Time: 1230 – 1630
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability
Attendees are required to bring a laptop with a modern web browser, preferably Google Chrome.

The Open Data Cube (ODC) is a collaborative effort to develop software and a community of users around a common goal of increasing the ease of access to Earth observation data. The increase in the number of Earth observing satellites over the past few years, coupled with new open data policies and new storage formats like Cloud Optimised GeoTIFF, means that there is a need for a standard way to plug in to this data and enable analysis processes. The ODC provides this way. This workshop will introduce you to Digital Earth Australia’s (DEA) implementation of the ODC, the DEA Sandbox, and through the use of the Sandbox, you’ll work through a suite of examples that show you what the ODC can do and what data DEA make available for Australia. This workshop will cover the following topics:
– What is analysis ready data
– What is Jupyter and how can I use it
– Using simple Jupyter apps to explore data
– Do-it-yourself example implementing NDVI from scratch
– Advanced example using Landsat 8 optical data to identify coastlines over time
– Advanced example using Sentinel 1 radar data to identify water.

Wednesday 29th April

Diversity and Inclusion: how are you leading the change?
Time: 1245 – 1345
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability
Where are we as a sector when it comes to diversity and inclusion? Why is it important?

Join us in this thought-leadership session to learn about what we can do individually, organisationally and as a sector to create workplaces that are inclusive, and more representative of our diverse communities. The session is organised by the Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network, and will present a selected number of stories of individuals and organisations creating change in diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the spatial and surveying sector. It will be followed by a selected panel of national and international leaders sharing their experience and successful initiatives occurring in D&I.  Limited places available.

To submit case studies, please follow the link: https://lnkd.in/fv_zj2Z. Submissions close 28 February 2020.

How can the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation collaborate more effectively with Industry?
Facilitators: Scott Dewar and Chris Boreham – Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)
Time: 1345 – 1430
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

At Locate 20, Director AGO will launch the new Defence GEOINT Strategy, which describes an integrated and future focused GEOINT community enabling the Defence Force of 2030. Critical to the success of the strategy will be an engaged and responsive Australian industry. Industry engagement will also be a feature of the new Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation Strategy 2020 – 2024, which is currently under development. The aim of the workshop is to explore these two strategies and for AGO to better understand what the Spatial community needs to facilitate closer collaboration.

Introduction to using PostGIS with QGIS
Facilitator: John Bryant – Mammoth Geospatial
Time: 1430 – 1700
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

This workshop is a hands-on guided tutorial for people who have some experience with QGIS, and are interested in discovering the awesomeness that is PostGIS. Participants will get their hands dirty with spatial SQL, and learn about the benefits (and challenges) of using a spatial database to power their desktop GIS. We’ll run through several examples using open data from OpenStreetMap and other sources.

3D Reality Models – Where to next?
Facilitator: Andy Stewart – Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Time: 1545 – 1700
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

The Workshop aims to offer a forum for industry and government to discuss the role of 3D data standards, formats and services in a collaborative way.

– Story of 3D reality models in DNRME so far, including a presentation and demonstration of Brisbane, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast 3D projects.
– The role of standards and specifications, including Open Geospatial Consortium formats, and how it has helped the journey to date. Where to next?
– Collaborative Discussion led by State Imagery team, targeting pain points identified in opening presentation.
– Industry and government panel discussion with attendees.

Thursday 30th April

Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Panel: Unlocking new positioning capabilities for Australia and New Zealand
Facilitator: Eldar Rubinov, FrontierSI and Anna Riddell, Geoscience Australia
Time: 0845 – 1000
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

The aims of our workshop are to inform attendees of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for Australia and New Zealand, explain what the system is and how it works, present some findings from the SBAS Test-bed between 2017-2019, and outline current work being done to test the SBAS for operational use across all sectors of industry. We hope that attendees will be aware of the new signals, the benefits of using the new technology, will know where to go to get further information about SBAS, and how to go about integrating the system with industry-specific solutions.

AURIN Workbench – Data Driven Decision Support for Planners and Researchers
Facilitator: Emma Joughin – AURIN
Time: 1030 – 1400
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

During an AURIN Workshop you will learn how to access and explore data and assess its suitability for your research. We will learn how the AURIN Workbench tools (Map, Portal, API) can help you access and analyse your data and to create intelligent maps to mould your information into sharable knowledge that supports your decision making.  Discussion on data needs for areas of national priority will also be explored. Learn new skills, access free data and tools, troubleshoot your research data needs and contribute to Australia’s largest spatial data network.

The target audience for this workshop will be curious minds from any discipline considering a spatial (mapping) element to their research and decision making will benefit from taking part. Any researchers who are struggling to find and use data for the spatial part of their research. Government/academic/industry all welcome. Please note that our Portal is for academic and government use only, no commercial use is allowed. Workshop  participants from commercial organisations will be granted access to the AURIN Portal for the duration of the workshop to learn analysis skills and after taking part, can access our data through our API.

Exploring the work of the Inter-governmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping (ICSM)
Facilitator: Narelle Underwood, DCS Spatial Services
Time: 1045 – 1145
Cost: free to attend, booking required, limited availability

The aims of our workshop are to inform attendees of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for Australia and New Zealand, explain what the system is and how it works, present some findings from the SBAS Test-bed between 2017-2019, and outline current work being done to test the SBAS for operational use across all sectors of industry. We hope that attendees will be aware of the new signals, the benefits of using the new technology, will know where to go to get further information about SBAS, and how to go about integrating the system with industry-specific solutions.

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) members represent Australian and New Zealand commonwealth, state and territory surveying, mapping and hydrographic charting agencies. ICSM is a standing committee of ANZLIC, the Spatial Information Council.

A global digital economy and a changing planet are driving demand for knowing what is happening where from a more diverse and growing user base. Ongoing improvements to positioning accuracy, satellite and information technology are changing how location information can be managed, integrated and used. Government agencies have a role to respond to and influence this environment to reduce risks in decision making, make it easier for business to use government‑held information to enter markets, and be a voice for the benefits of location information within government. In particular, government will:
1. Develop strategic direction for provision of foundation spatial data (authoritative geographic information of national significance)
2. Co-operate on inter-jurisdictional spatial data initiatives and challenges
3. Encourage a consistent approach to jurisdictional policies, standards, programs and priorities
4. Share knowledge, experience and expertise. In this environment, foundation spatial data— positioning, topography, cadastre and other datasets defined in the Foundation Spatial Data Framework— will continue to be the authoritative base that, when joined up with other information, support evidence‑based decision making by government, business and the community.

ICSM looks to constantly improve user access to data and services in our key areas of focus.
• Geodesy and Positioning
• Tides and Sea-level
• Cadastre and Land Boundaries
• Geographic Place Names
• Street Addressing
• Topographic Data and Cartography
• Spatial Information Standards and Frameworks.
These areas are represented by a series of committees that deliver improvements based on nationally focused strategies.

In this workshop representatives from ICSM will explore;
– the work being undertaken in key focus areas
– the governments role in maintaining and distrusting data/maps
– our contributions to delivering and reporting on progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ICSM invites interested parties to participate in an open discussion to help influence the direction of projects and discover opportunities for collaboration between government, industry and academia.