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The CRCSI is working to develop and deliver an automated software tool to manage the acquisition workflow of RPAS imagery products, to ensure end user needs and specifications are met. This product is part of our QA4Lab suite, called QA4UAV. We will be hosting workshops in Brisbane, Perth and Christchurch, New Zealand in October and November to look at requirements gathering. The aims of the workshops are to:

  • Identify the strategies used to acquire aerial photogrammetric (RPAS) data
  • Identify the range of applications in which aerial photogrammetric (RPAS) data is employed
  • Understand the specific acquisition and data requirements of these applications
  • Understand the expectations users have for a quality assurance tool

 

Workshop details are:

Queensland: Wednesday 11 October 2017 - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/analysing-uav-user-needs-in-queensland-for-improved-performance-tickets-37749087537

Perth: Tuesday 24 October 2017 - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/analysing-uav-user-needs-in-wa-for-improved-performance-tickets-38212813554

Christchurch, New Zealand: Thursday 2 November 2017 - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/analysing-uav-user-needs-in-nz-for-improved-performance-tickets-38216316030



Developing a series of activities across Rapid Spatial Analytics

The current world and the economy's within have rapidly embraced contemporary cloud-based real world business drivers. It is this theme of “rapid” that captures the essence of new business both in the government and private sectors.

Big data, location and movement, and the visualisation of new and historical information curated in a rapid form is the foundation of the collaborative research program Rapid Spatial Analytics.

The ability to analyse and make sense of the rapid information in a manner that is fit for purpose will be the success of this research program.

Initially, four pieces of research are being conducted over a two-year period. These are:

  • Developing a standard automation process for assessing data quality from mobile LiDAR and imagery
  • Cloud-based queries, analysis and visualisation of the current and historical environmental reporting 
  • Building a highly interactive geo-visualisation toolkit for accessing automated land valuation models to incorporate complex land value uplift 
  • Sharing open, cloud-based geospatial workflows (the science behind the creation of datasets) to allow users to have confidence in the data.

Background

In July 2015, the RSA Program hosted a workshop with 18 participants representing 43pl members, essential partners and the CRCSI. The RSA Program discussion revolved around five carefully selected themes: Spatial Workflows, Real-Time Spatial Analytics, Big Spatial Analytics, Foundational Spatial Analytics and Visualisation and Decision-Making (as shown below).

RSA themes

The diagram depicts how “Spatial Workflows” serves an overlay to cover and enable the remaining themes, whereas “Visualisation and Decision-Making” is a common output for data communication and representation for all themes. The term “Rapid” is present in each and every theme, but what does rapid mean then? Here the concept has different meanings for each area of application. Rapid can be “near real-time provision of outputs” (Real-Time Spatial Analytics), it is also means “efficient processing” (Big Spatial Analytics) and is “fast access and integration of data” (Foundational Spatial Analytics).

A copy of the report, including details of the workshop, participants and themes can be downloaded here.

Project Partners

Partners in this research program are: Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, NSW Land and Property Information, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, VPAC Innovations, University of NSW, Queensland University of Technology, and RMIT.

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Nathan Quadros 2013 compressedDr Nathan Quadros
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