Upcoming Events



Brisbane Convention Centre


Locate is the new annual conference on spatial information in Australia and New Zealand, bringing together for its second year all joint forces of SSSI, SIBA, ANZLIC, OSP, LINZ, CRCSI, PSMA, ASIERA and others. Locate is the meeting point of industry, government and academia in one of the fastest growing areas of IT.

Research@Locate, the academic research stream at Locate, aims to be the premier academic meeting event in the Australasian region. Research@Locate is organized by the Australasian Spatial Information Education and Research Association, ASIERA ( Research@Locate will provide a transparent full-paper peer review process, with carefully selected presentations and papers, and with its own annual, open-access proceedings. download the flyer.


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

Past Events

Remote Sensing Summer School


Hooper Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University

In conjunction with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Environmental Systems & Services (ES&S), and the Digital Radar & Radio Systems, School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe University will be hosting an international summer school in the area of remote sensing technologies.
Leading experts from the DLR g p f will deliver the course over five days.

This workshop is designed for early career industry professionals and students who are currently undertaking or have completed courses in the various areas of geomatics, electronic and computer engineering, physics (optical systems) and other courses that contain digital signal and image processing.

Receive personal training from and exposure to world leading experts of the DLR

  • Receive lecture notes to complement course
  • Introduction in developing image processing algorithms
  • Photogrammetry
  • GIS products and applications
  • Airborne and space based remote sensing platform technology
  • Space system engineering
  • Thermal and LiDar applications for airborne systems
  • Commercial and defence surveillance capabilities
  • Application for fire monitoring and detection from UAV to satellite
  • Satellites, orbits, tracking, configuration and control
  • Opportunities for future involvement in R & D.

Dates: Monday 16 February 2015 – Friday 20 February 2015 (five‐day course)

Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Venue: Hooper Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Dr, Bundoora

For more information download the Summer School Flier or contact the Course Coordinator for more details:
Eddie Custovic
P: +61 9479 377

La Trobe University

Advance R for Environmental Scientists & Bayesian Statistics Short Courses


QUT Gardens Point Campus

Full Delegate $995 inc GST and Full Time Student $650 inc GST

Practical Bayes for Beginners
Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Queensland University of Technology
This three-day course introduces the practicing statistician to Bayesian analysis. The course is strongly practical, with emphasis on understanding the fundamental concepts, modelling in a Bayesian context, using MCMC and ‘doing’ Bayesian analysis via the software packages R and WinBUGS. Attendees will gain a basic understanding the fundamental concepts, modelling in a Bayesian context, using MCMC and ‘doing’ Bayesian analysis via the software packages R and WinBUGS. Participants will be introduced to a range of models for describing complex data, including mixtures, spatio-temporal models, meta-analysis and Bayesian networks, and the application of these models to real problems in health and ecology.

Advanced R for Environmental Scientists
Dr Bill Venables, CSIRO
R is rapidly becoming the leading programming language in statistics and data science, with more than 2 million users worldwide and more than 4000 contributed packages. The focus of the short course will be on using R efficiently and effectively for data exploration, statistical modelling, and graphics, with a focus on environmental and ecological applications. Attendees will gain a better understanding of object orientation modes in R; mixed-effect extensions to linear, generalized linear and non-linear regression models; and building predictors using various tools from Machine Learning, such as classification and regression trees, boosting and bagging, random forests and similar approaches. Participants will also be given an introduction to using compiled code in R (Rcpp and C++), multicore programming (parallel and allied packages), package construction using RStudio and roxygen2, and reproducible research using RMarkdown and other tools.

Please see website for additional information about the courses, venue, and registration fees.



Ground Level, P Block, Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street Brisbane, Queensland

Digital Earth Summit 2014



Digital Earth for ESD

This planned Digital Earth Summit will focus on how Digital Earth technology and activities has contributed or will contribute to ESD (Education for Sustainable Development). Digital Earth technology is one of the key technologies to support ESD by visualizing complicated earth system, social system, not only for current situation but from past to future. We planned Digital Earth Summit on the occasion of UNESCO's World Conference on ESD that will be held in Nagoya, Japan Nov. 10-12, 2014.

About ISDE

Digital Earth is a global initiative to construct a comprehensive virtual representation of the planet. It is a collaborative effort between Earth sciences, space sciences and information sciences to monitor and forecast natural and human phenomena. The International Society for Digital Earth is a non-political, non-governmental and not- for-profit international organization, principally for promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth.


CRCSI 2014 Conference



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CRCSI annual conference for CRCSI participants. Attendance by invitation only.

Perth, Western Australia

Christchurch 19-21 November 2013



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The crcsi2013 event was attended by 200 delegates over the three days, focussed on Project Achievements and integrating New Zealand activities. Outside of the international speakers, 60% delegates were from Australia and 40% from New Zealand.

Christchurch, New Zealand

Western Australia 30 May 2013



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Tasmania 2012



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Brisbane May 2012



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Our 2012 internal CRCSI Conference featured over 250 delegates; international speakers; networking in a bigger area with program and project demonstration zones; more focussed discussions; some program and technology centred workshops; as well as new project presentations and posters; and dedicated industry and student seminars.


Annual Conference in Melbourne, 2010



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