Tech Directions… the program

October 2010 Tech Directions series is about to kick off in Darwin today and we wanted to give you an outline of the program…

8:55 – 9:00 am Opening… please take your seats everybody

9:00 – 9:25 am Welcome to Technology Directions The Tech Directions plenary will take a look at trends which are affecting our industry and how these trends are only opening up GIS and location to people everywhere and our place in the “location revolution/evolution”. Also, what does this mean for us? How can ArcGIS 10 help us to be more productive, leverage different technologies but also help us with content, resources… a true GIS system

9:25 – 9:35 am Our technical specialists will demonstrate the usability improvements in ArcGIS 10 which will help us save time… Take a look at searching, editing, attachments, parcel editing, python, imagery and geoprocessing.

9:35 – 10.00 am There are common patterns of work which organisations undertake and GIS can be of benefit to all of them…the tech directions team talks about these patterns and where we know GIS has a natural synergy.

 The GeoSpatial Revolution.. see what’s happening

10:00 – 10.30 am How do I get from where I am to 10? We take a look at what to be aware of, going about it and things to consider…

10:30 – 11.00 am Morning Tea…come and join us for some treats (Josie our event coordinator assures me the food is delicious)

11.00 – 11:05 am Dekho 3.1…faster, better, smarter. Take a look at some of the usability improvements in the Dekho 3.1 release including a new modern interface and the inclusion of MDS Foundation Maps!

11:05 – 11:35 am Building the Foundation – The Geodatabase… data is critical to delivering GIS capability but data sources and their accuracy is varied. As we leverage data from many different sources we need to think about storing this data and validating the accuracy of the information.

11:35 am – 12:05 pm From the Office to the Field… how mobile is becoming more and more important in our everyday workflows. If you are starting on or in the middle of your mobile journey this session is a must…

12:05 -12:10 pm Wrap up and announcements

12:15 pm – 1.00 pm Lunch… all this GIS and location talk will undoubtedly make you hungry

1.00 – 1:30 pm Modelling Our World…3D, building footprints, imagery how we can model our world and engage community to make decisions which affect us all.

1:30 – 2.00 pm Location intelligence for operational performance…using GIS and location to improve the way we deliver services, respond to situations and monitor and track the performance of our organisations. Our team will take you through how GIS and location can create an operational dashboard to improve event management and response.

2.00 – 2:30 pm Engaging the Community…social media, non-authoritative data, social computing… where does it all become useful. In this session we take a look at how location based applications can not only push information out to your customers but can help them engage with you, an important concept in our ever evolving and expanding digital world

2:30 – 2.45 pm  Wrap Up…Local News and Announcements. Tech directions is over for now…

2.45 – 3:15 pm Afternoon Tea… coffee anyone

If you come along, thanks for attending, if you are planning to come along, register now as places are filling and I would hate for you to miss out (and I am being serious, it looks like we are about to close off Sydney and Brisbane, so please register).

Bye for now

Kate R

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