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Pivotal 2015 Spatial Edge Master Class


QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane

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Call to Action: Australia’s Future Spatial Business Leaders

The inaugural Pivotal 2015 Spatial Edge Master Class at QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane (29 June-10 July 2015) will be an unprecedented opportunity to showcase and develop Australian business in spatial information. The spatial business community, both small and large, is the fuel for launching the 2015 Pivotal Spatial Edge Master Class.  A unique opportunity organise, learn, promote and grow your business is offered through Spatial Community Partnership Support of Pivotal 2015.

GeoNext Conference


Melbourne Cricket Ground


Intelligent location and smart spatial solutions at GeoNext 2015

The GeoNext Conference will return in 2015 on the 19th August, bringing with it fresh innovation and a conference program centred on “Location Information, Intelligent Transport and the Smart City”.

The GeoNext Conference has a reputation for attracting leading speakers in the geospatial sector, and in 2015 keynotes at the event will include Julian Carver, from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Chris Sheldrick, of What3Words.

For the last nine years Julian Carver has led strategies and projects across central and local government agencies, CRIs and Universities, the private sector and NGOs. Julian led the IT and Geospatial strategy for the Christchurch earthquake recovery, is now Acting Group Manager Business Development at LINZ, and will share his experience and key learnings at GeoNext.

Co-founder and CEO of What3Words, Chris Sheldrick, will also join the conference as a keynote. What3Words is a revolutionary mobile application which can pinpoint any location in the world using just three words.

In response to popular demand, the one day conference will be held in Melbourne at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is a move that will see GeoNext continue to be a forum for cutting edge knowledge, software and hardware in a format where delegates can enjoy in-depth presentations as well as network with industry colleagues.

The rest of the speaker line-up is still to be determined, and call for papers is now open. The conference committee welcomes submissions based on the following topics:

  • Transport
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Smart Cities
  • Sensorisation, Ubiquitous hyperlocal sensors
  • The role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Travel & navigation

9th International Symposium on Digital Earth


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

ISDE 2015: “Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet”

October 6 – 10, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

We are pleased to invite you to the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in October of 2015

The Digital Earth vision was first proposed by Al Gore in 1998, and has evolved to keep pace with rapid developments in earth-sensing, cloud computing, and Big Data. The ISDE takes a dynamic view of Digital Earth as the digital nervous system of the globe, using sensor networks and situation-aware systems to inform in real-time about events on or close to the Earth’s surface.

Canada is in the forefront of research and development in the fields of geomatics, geospatial research, and environmental monitoring. Nova Scotia has a large cluster of agencies and institutions related to geomatics, digital technologies, and the environment, with regional and specialist agencies of many government departments, and world-class research at local universities and colleges.

Conference Themes

At ISDE 2015 up to 1,000 scientists, engineers, technologists, and environmental managers from around the world will meet to share concepts, research findings, technologies, and practical applications relating to the Digital Earth vision. Our conference will include themes from the entire spectrum of the Digital Earth vision, and will highlight applications related to Nova Scotian expertise in ocean and atmospheric sciences. Our themes are:

1. Digital Earth Concepts, Technologies, Infrastructure
Concepts, hardware, and software for transmitting, storing, and analyzing geographic information.

2. Earth Observation & Monitoring
Observation systems for collecting, monitoring, and managing data of global and regional environmental conditions, resources, and hazards.

3. Managing The Blue Planet
Multi-disciplinary methods to forecast and adapt to environmental change, mitigate natural hazards, and support sustainable development.

4. Digital Earth & The Citizen
Innovative technologies to encourage citizen involvement in global monitoring and environmental sustainability, and policies to minimize their intrusive effects.

5. Digital Earth Education & Outreach
The Symposium will publicize the Digital Earth vision and capabilities to the public at-large, and particularly to youth.

The conference venue will be the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre, in downtown Halifax. This 3-floor facility offers comprehensive services and excellent catering in a central location close to restaurants, pubs, and shopping. The heart of Halifax has more than 3500 hotel rooms, with many conveniently connected to our meeting venue by an enclosed pedway system.

Please mark your calendar for October 6 - 10, 2015 and plan to join us in this beautiful city for this world-class conference. Check back to our website ( regularly for updates, or contact our conference organizers at with any specific questions.

We look forward to hosting you in 2015!

Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre

CRCSI Annual Conference


Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre

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