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 supports extensible, web-based, 4D map visualisations on the Celsium open-source geobrowser (which is today’s most preferred new (non-proprietary) system for environmental simulations).

Other highlights of this year’s GeoNext include:

—Visa’s leader Greg Storey unveiling new e-wallet systems,

—A panel discussion on government policy challenges for sharing location data,

—Trendsmap engineer John Barratt showing maps of ‘geotweets’,

—Government meteorologists explaining latest practices in mapping rain and other weather conditions,

—An exhibition of experiments by young members of the GeoRabble network, and

—Experts from Google surveying the state of the art in geomaps.

GeoNext is an annual one-day conference organised by Interpoint (the conference division of Intermedia, publishers of geospatial industry media brands Position and Spatial Source). It will be held at the Australian Technology Park on Wednesday 27 February 8am-5pm. Registrations here.