Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia (NSW Division) – Annual Seminar

19 October, 2017 all-day
Metro Aspire Hotel
383-389 Bulwara Rd
Ultimo NSW 2007
Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia (NSW Division) - Annual Seminar @ Metro Aspire Hotel | Ultimo | New South Wales | Australia

The Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia (NSW Division) will be hosting its Annual MSIA Seminar at the Aspire Hotel 383/389 Bulwarra Road, Ultimo. This year represents its 65th year promoting mapping. The seminar will be held during the day on Thursday 19th October, 2017. Eight excellent speakers have been arranged covering a wide range of spatial related topics.

Some of the presenters that have already agreed to present will be Selin Ozdemir, from Esri Australia speaking on “A smarter platform for smarter decisions.” In addition, Nicole Mahoney, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research speaking on “Utilising GIS to report on trends in crime and monitor the effectiveness of the lockout laws on crime.” Peter Stanković from the Transport Management Centre will speak on “GIS Utilisation within NSW Major Events.” This presentation will cover GIS utilisation within the TMC Major Events team during event (eg City to Surf) planning and execution.

Trisha Moriarty, Manager Geoscience Data Management & Delivery, Geological Survey NSW will present on “Next generation data delivery for NSW’s Geoscientific Data” describing the vast range of geoscientific data available in the Geological Surveys data repositories. Christian Wolf is project scientist for the SkyMapper Southern Survey will present on “Mapping the Sky – from ancient times to the modern Australian SkyMapper Telescope.” He will present on the Australian SkyMapper project, which currently creates the most detailed map of the Southern sky.

Brenton Ray, Spatial Services, DFSI will present on “Environmental Spatial Programs & SME update and Smart State NSW” and will cover Environmental Spatial Programs update of imagery and elevation capture programs.

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM, FRS(N) will present “Cartography: its Contribution to Australian Colonial Science.” Clancy has written five books on mapping of Australia and Antarctica and the collecting of maps, many articles and regularly gives talks on Antique Maps and related topics, curates exhibitions, and promotes interest in Historic Cartography and the Collection of Maps in many formats.

Professor Dietmar Müller will speak on “Using big data analytics to reveal what controls seabed geology”. One of the fundamental aims of the EarthByte Group is geodata synthesis through space and time, assimilating the wealth of disparate geological and geophysical data into a four-dimensional Earth model, connecting solid Earth to surface processes.

For a copy of the seminar brochure please email your request or to confirm your attendance to

Hank Staal by email to or

Enquiries can be made on 9872 1405 (H) or 0427008545

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