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Locate19 abstract submissions open

By on 7 November, 2018

Melbourne Convention Centre will host Locate 19 on April 8-10, 2019.

The geospatial juggernaut of Locate19 approaches, co-locating with FrontierSI’s annual conference, with abstracts now open for submission until November 30.

The conference organisers have officially opened the event’s abstract submission phase, which will close strictly on November 30, 2018. The team are now accepting abstracts for 15-20 minute general presentations and five-minute lightning talks.

A broad array of topics are welcomed, under eight formidable streams: Transport, Food and agribusiness, Environment, Health and community, Cities and built form, Utilities, Defence and Resources.

In other developments, Western Australian capture tech firm Spookfish have again made a major commitment to the event as Coffee Cart Sponsor, ahead of a stakeholder vote on whether to accept a takeover bid from EagleView Technologies, their commercialising partner in North America.

Also, Queensland geospatial wizards Mangoesmapping have secured a gold sponsorship at Locate19. Alistair Hart, director of Mangoesmapping, said that the decision to join as a gold sponsor of the 2019 event was driven by pivotal experiences as a delegate in previous years, and sales success from exhibiting at Locate18.

“I view Locate as our industry’s peak national conference. For many years, it’s been a reliable event to network with the people that are shaping our industry and it’s allowed me to stay updated with the latest industry innovations,” he said.

“My past participation as a delegate was driven by the opportunity to develop a fantastic network with a broad spectrum of industry members – from guys in the geospatial trenches, all the way through to high-level bureaucrats. That’s been a real asset to me as my career has evolved.”

Hart said that cooperation between the different associations behind the event speaks to the realist and collaborative nature of  the geospatial industry, and was eagerly anticipating trends of the 2019 event.

“I think we’ll see increased references to machine learning, workflow automation, and in terms of hardware – improved performance specifications, reduced costs and continued miniaturisation,” he said.

“In an era when our technologies are increasingly adopted by other industries (such as automotive and agricultural robotics) it will be interesting to see how those trends are represented at this event and how we are able to demonstrate our relevance to them.”

Locate19 and FrontierSI’s annual conference will take place from April 8 to 10 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Submit your abstract before November 30.

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