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Simulation 101: a primer for decision-makers

Posted by Davina Jackson on 15 Feb 2014

Australian professionals are being offered one-day courses on the basics of simulating scenarios and situations. Introduction to Simulation in Australasia (Simulation 101) will clarify the escalating needs, uses and potentials of computer models and simulations across a whide range of industries. It will explain basic concepts that are critical for simulation practitioners and analysts – including fidelity and resolution of images and models, standards and specifications, simulations of Read More

Socially useful geotech on the slate for GeoNext

Posted by Davina Jackson on 23 Jan 2014

Twittering from disasters, wearable geotechnologies and real-time publishing of public transport information: these are key topics at this year's GeoNext event in Sydney 26 February 2014. After three successful previous seminars at the Australian Technology Park (ATP), the GeoNext event seems to be solidifying as the first regular gathering on the annual calendar of Australia's geospatial industry (see footnote). Organisers Interpoint Events (with media partners Position and Spatial Source) Read More

Virtual Australia and NZ: first public talkfest

Posted by Davina Jackson on 15 May 2013

The world's first Virtual Nations project went public this week (May 13-14) via the VANZI conference in Sydney. An important advance in the Digital Earth concept proposed by Al Gore in 1992, Virtual Australia and New Zealand is a vision expected to ignite an international series of national simulations systems projects. Led by Melbourne businessman Michael Haines as CEO of the not-for-profit enterprise VANZI Ltd, the conference cross-promoted around 120 public and private sector stakeholders Read More

First public conference for VANZI

Posted by Davina Jackson on 20 Mar 2013

Australia's first public conference promoting the Virtual Australia and New Zealand vision has a full slate of significant speakers from government, private sector and research organisations. To be held at the Australian Technology Park in Redfern, NSW, on 13-14 May 2013, the VANZI conference was initiated by Melbourne-based VANZI Ltd and is being organised by Sydney conference producer ABC Events – which had planned a Spatial Data Cities conference at ATP in mid-April. (This event strongly Read More

Battle of the V words to clarify Big Data

Posted by Davina Jackson on 15 Mar 2013

V words were the 'weapons' in a skirmish that briefly engaged some key speakers at this week's 'Navigating Big Data' conference in Canberra. They agreed that government and corporate strategies to handle deluges of Big Data should be based on interpreting four V words. But should these be promoted to stakeholders as Velocity, Veracity, Volume, Variety, Value or ... ? From a private sector perspective, Intel's international Big Data and Cloud strategist Parviz Peiravi said the key words Read More

NICTA previews open-source, online modelling tools

Posted by Davina Jackson on 24 Feb 2013

NICTA experts this week will preview new 4D online geospatial applications for tracking public transport, finding new sources of geothermal energy, modelling ground water reservoirs and monitoring air pollution. At Interpoint's GeoNext conference in Sydney on 27 November, NICTA technology development experts Bill Simpson-Young and Chris Cooper will show how the WebGL JavaScript API is enabling new uses for geobrowsers, without needing plugins such as Google Earth. NICTA's new Subspace framework Read More