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Aug
16
Fri
Spatial Information Day @ Adelaide Convention Centre
Aug 16 all-day
Spatial Information Day @ Adelaide Convention Centre

The Geospatial Council of Australia’s Spatial Information Day will be an immersive journey into the dynamic world of geospatial data and technology.

Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, renowned experts and fellow enthusiasts, while delving into the latest advancements reshaping the understanding of space and place. On the agenda will be innovative solutions driving progress across sectors such as urban planning, environment management and disaster response.

Aug
19
Mon
AIMS 2024 National Conference @ Crown Hotel, Perth
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day
AIMS 2024 National Conference @ Crown Hotel, Perth

The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) National Conference for 2024 will be held at the Crown Hotel, Perth from 19 to 21 August 2024.

AIMS provides professional representation to government, industry and educational organisations on mine surveying issues around Australia. It has been actively supporting qualified mine surveyors, representing the industry and advocating for change for more than 40 years.

AIMS membership is comprised of Registered and Authorised Mine Surveyors from the coal and metalliferous industries, assistant surveyors, surveying students and retired surveyors.

Aug
24
Sat
35th International Geographical Congress @ Dublin, Ireland
Aug 24 @ 5:26 am – Aug 30 @ 6:26 am
35th International Geographical Congress @ Dublin, Ireland

The 35th International Geographical Congress (IGC), to be held in Dublin, Ireland in August 2024, will provide an opportunity to share the best of global geographic research, discuss common challenges and opportunities and connect with colleagues from across the world.

The event is being organised by the International Geographical Union and the Geographical Society of Ireland.

The IGC 2024 will continue the tradition of previous congresses in recognising that our world faces many common natural and societal challenges that can only be dealt with through global action, understanding and sharing. In this respect, geography as a discipline, its skills, attributes and the geographic mindset has much to offer other disciplines, policymakers, officials, politicians and communities.

The theme of the congress is ‘Celebrating a World of Difference,’ and we are strongly focused through our academic and fieldwork program on:

  • supporting intercultural awareness and understanding;
  • promoting intellectual diversity as a strength;
  • bringing geographic research and thinking beyond the congress walls; and
  • grappling with the complex interconnections between people, place and the natural world.
Aug
28
Wed
S+SNZ Conference 2024 @ Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, New Zealand
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day
S+SNZ Conference 2024 @ Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, New Zealand

The annual conference of Survey and Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) will take place in August in Napier, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Napier was the epicentre of destruction wrought by Cyclone Gabrielle in 2023, so the theme for the 2024 event is ‘Looking Ahead in the Heartland,’ which S+SNZ says, refers “not just to the optimism and resilience of provincial New Zealand, but also provides an opportunity to discuss approaches to the challenges of climate change and disaster recovery around the country”.

Super-early bird registration is now open.

Sep
9
Mon
Advancing Earth Observation Forum @ Adelaide Convention Centre
Sep 9 – Sep 13 all-day
Advancing Earth Observation Forum @ Adelaide Convention Centre

The second Advancing Earth Observation Forum will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The five-day event will attract delegates across a broad spectrum of applications, sensors and interests, including industry, research, defence, government, students and end-users.

The biennial Forum was created to enable the Earth observation (EO) community to communicate, coordinate, collaborate and collectively assess the state of EO in the Australian and Asia-Pacific region.

AEO24 will build on the momentum generated at the inaugural AEO Forum held in Brisbane in 2022, bringing together all sectors involved in EO to propel the sector forward to meet the growing international demand for EO.

Sep
25
Wed
9th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS @ Wrocław, Poland
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day
9th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS @ Wrocław, Poland

The 9th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS will bring together members of the European scientific community and their international partners involved in the use of Galileo and other GNSS in their research.

The colloquium will address several major areas of research:

  • Scientific applications in meteorology, geodesy, geodynamics, geophysics, space physics, oceanography, land surface and ecosystem studies.
  • Scientific developments in physics with a potential impact on future GNSS, particularly in testing fundamental laws of physics.
  • Aspects of metrology such as reference frames, on board and ground clocks, precise orbit determination and time and frequency transfer.
  • Scientific aspects of satellite navigation, positioning and its applications.
  • Other topics of interest such as big data, IoT, novel disruptive technologies, Cubesats, HAPS, UAVs and autonomous vehicles.
  • Systems and technologies for navigation in space.

Image courtesy Lockheed-Martin

Oct
8
Tue
7th High-level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management @ Mexico City
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day
7th High-level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management @ Mexico City

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of México through Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) will convene the Seventh High-level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management with the theme ‘Accelerating Implementation: Achieving Resilience’.

This seventh edition of UN-GGIM’s High-level Forums will continue UN-GGIM’s regular high-level, multi-stakeholder discussions on global geospatial information management, through the convening of global forums, aimed at promoting comprehensive dialogue among member states, and between member states and relevant international organisations, UN system entities and stakeholders.

Oct
22
Tue
ISPRS-TCIV Symposium @ Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, Fremantle
Oct 22 – Oct 25 all-day
ISPRS-TCIV Symposium @ Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, Fremantle

The international photogrammetry and remote sensing community will gather in Perth in October 2024 for the mid-term symposium of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission IV: Spatial Information Science.

The ISPRS is a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications.

The Geospatial Council of Australia is the Australian member of ISPRS, with Australia’s Professor Sisi Zlatanova appointed Chair of ISPRS Technical Commission IV.

The symposium will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to come together and share their work and ideas, discuss opportunities and challenges, exchange developments or software tools, and discuss future directions.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Luciano Raspa/Wirestock Creators

Oct
23
Wed
FOSS4G Perth @ Fremantle, Western Australia
Oct 23 all-day
FOSS4G Perth @ Fremantle, Western Australia

FOSS4G Perth is a local, community-driven gathering of the Perth open geospatial community, focused on sharing news of developments in free and open-source software for geospatial applications.

The event will be an opportunity to share ideas about open-source tools, such as QGIS, PostGIS, OpenStreetMap, Sentinel-2 satellite imagery, Python-based Earth observation libraries and frameworks, GDAL, and many others.

This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the ISPRS Technical Commission IV Symposium.

The 2024 FOSS4G Perth organising committee comprises:

  • Bryan Boruff – University of Western Australia
  • Cholena Smart – Mammoth Geospatial
  • Grant Boxer – Consultant Geologist
  • Ivana Ivanova – Curtin University
  • John Bryant (Chair) – Mammoth Geospatial
  • John Duncan – University of Western Australia
  • John Lang – Consultant
  • Keith Moss – WA Government
  • Michel Nzikou – DMN Solutions
  • Nimalika Fernando
  • Petra Helmholz – Curtin University
  • Piers Higgs – Gaia Resources
  • Renee Manser
  • Stafford Smith
  • Tracey Cousens – Mineral Resources Limited
  • Vincent Dinh – GIS Pro
Nov
25
Mon
2024 Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing Users Conference @ TBA
Nov 25 – Nov 29 all-day
2024 Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing Users Conference @ TBA

The 2024 Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing Users Conference is reputably the largest GIS and remote sensing conference attended by Pacific Islanders, who leverage this annual opportunity to network and pursue partnerships with practitioners from around the globe.

The conference spotlights the latest innovative technologies, promotes knowledge and capacity development and sharing of best practices, and attracts a gathering of more than 300 attendees.

The theme for the 2024 event will be ‘Sustainable management of coastal areas through remote sensing and GIS.’

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