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Ozri Update: Farewell to Ozri 2012

Ozri 2012 Update

Another year, another Ozri – and it seemed like it was all over in a flash.  The Farewell Function drew a line under this year’s conference and delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and staff kicked back and celebrated a few fantastic days in Sydney.

Now it’s time for everyone to pack up, head home and enjoy the weekend.  For us… once we’re back in the office we’ll get cracking on Directions 2013 – there’s no rest for the wicked!

We hope to see you all at Ozri 2013!

Kim B.

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Ozri Update: Stream B Session Snapshot

Ozri 2012 Update

After a quick break for morning tea we settled in for some really interesting presentations covering topics ranging from digital topographic mapping and ecological data management to maritime military GIS and Big Data spatial analytics.

Josie Bailey from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment was first up, discussing the automated process that has been implemented to deliver nine accurate and current topographic mapping products, including formats for use on iPhones and iPads.

AMEC’s Ross Chrystall and Jeremy Hayden stepped the audience through the innovative end-to-end GIS data workflow employed to meet the needs of complex environmental reporting requirements on linear utility infrastructure projects.

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Ozri Update: Stream A Session Snapshot

Ozri 2012 Update

Ken Melchert from Townsville City Council kicked off this afternoon’s presentations, discussing the role of GIS in assisting the key business functions within Townsville City Council to deliver their services to the community in an efficient, effective and innovative manner.   Ken discussed the Council’s integration of their corporate GIS with other enterprise business management systems, and new strategies focused on mobile mapping, spatial network analysis and modelling, demographic and socio-economic modelling.

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Ozri Update: Your GIS dreams are now a reality

Ozri 2012 Update

Have you ever come across something so different to anything you’ve ever seen before? Something so clever, yet so simple you’re left asking yourself ‘What will they think of next?’ For me – today was one of those days.

Attendees at today’s MapData Services presentation were treated to an insight into how technological advances over the years have opened up new and exciting opportunities in the spatial industry.

Cassandra Barker, General Manager of MapData Services took a retrospective look at how GIS technology has evolved from a flat 2D environment to immersive, powerful GIS solutions.

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Ozri Update: Stream E Session Snapshot

Ozri 2012 Update

Darren Smith from the Bureau of Meteorology gave us a peek into the Bureau’s Geofabric toolbox in his highly informative presentation.  Darren explain the role of the Geofabric – a specialised GIS that registers the spatial relationships between important hydrologic features such as rivers, water bodies and catchments – and the toolbox of ArcGIS Python script tools to help utilise and extend the Geofabric datasets.  Some of the tools showcased included the creation of monitoring point features that are automatically related to Geofabric stream features; the creation of custom catchments; and Pfafstetter catchment tracing.

Kim B.

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Ozri Update: Stream C Session Snapshot

Ozri 2012 Update

Kicking off our first Friday session was Nik Henry from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, discussing the Land Management Database System which is being used to standardise the spatial reporting of Natural Resource Management investment across NSW.  Since 2001 the system has undergone ad-hoc development and customisation driven by the user base, and has now progressed to a multi platform system that can be used in ArcMap, Dekho and an IOS Mobile App.

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Ozri Update: Stream A Session Snapshot

Ozri 2012 Update

Despite its name, it’s not always sunny at the Sunshine Coast!  Over the last four years, the region has been hit by numerous widespread storm and flooding events.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s Martin Browne and Paul Grambauer provided a really interesting insight into the council’s application of GIS desktop and mobile systems to improve the speed of communication to emergency response services and the general public.  Their presentation covered the Council’s technical infrastructure platform; rapid data gathering, QA, processing and publishing; and public interaction via the web, social media and mobile applications.

Shannon W.

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Ozri Update: Stream B Session Snapshot

Ozri 2012 Update

On show this morning was DevNet, WA’s Department of Planning online mapping and reporting portal that provides a comprehensive, real-time picture of the state’s planning, development and infrastructure pipeline.  The Department’s Chee Ng discussed the role of DevNet:Urban Development Program Online in bringing together the spatial data from 19 different agencies to provide datasets covering existing and proposed demand drivers, strategic planning, statutory policies and planning schemes, development and infrastructure.

Kim B.

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Ozri Update: Esri Maps for SharePoint

Esri solutions for the GIS market are known worldwide; however there is a growing demand for location analytics products for non-traditional GIS users.

Many organisations use Microsoft SharePoint as a key enabling technology in their business. Esri Maps for SharePoint provides a set of interactive and configurable mapping components that add a new dimension to the way users interact with SharePoint sites. These components enable you to display and interact with ArcGIS Server map and attribute data, imagery and services, and location information in SharePoint lists.

In this morning’s session, we discussed how to get started with Esri Maps for SharePoint to extend the reach of existing spatial assets. We walked through both technical and business aspects of Esri Maps for SharePoint to help understand how to best leverage this technology across an organisation.

Dani B.

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Ozri Update: A great night had by all

Ozri 2012 Update

With the first day of the Ozri 2012 program done and dusted attentions quickly turned to the approaching Gala Dinner.  We’d all been promised a visual, sensory and epicurean experience to remember, so expectations were high!

Everyone enjoyed the return of Dinner MC Michael Pope who once again managed to amuse, surprise and thoroughly entertain the crowd with his interactive games and extremely indulgent prizes!

The highlight of the evening had to be the laser show, although the food came a close second.  Everyone had a fantastic night but I’m a little concerned how we’ll top this next year – I guess we’ll worry about that later!

Kim B.