Following last night’s Welcome Drinks (definitely a fun and festive start to the conference!), the more serious part of Ozri 2011 kicked off this morning with an opening address from our fearless leader, Esri Australia’s Managing Director Brett Bundock.
This is the 16th Ozri that Brett has attended – an impressive feat by any standard – and it was good to see him once again at the helm of the plenary!
Managing Director Brett Bundock gave the plenary's opening address.
It’s been roughly 18 months since our last Ozri (who could forget last year’s APAC on the Gold Coast!) and lots has happened over that time… especially for Australia’s spatial industry.
Brett’s speech encompassed some of the developments we’ve seen over the past year and a half – and started off discussing a project that has significantly changed the way GIS is used in the area of emergency services: the Brisbane City Council (BCC) Flood Map.
Back in January 2011 during the early hours of the crisis – as authorities started to realise the scale of the unfolding disaster – GIS emerged as a lifeline. Continue reading →
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