Locate19, FrontierSI join forces

By on 10 October, 2018

Locate returns to Melbourne for 2019

With planning well underway, 2019 promises to bring big changes for the Locate Conference, which takes place at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 8-10 April 2019.

Organisers say Locate19 will draw some new faces, as it will mark the first time newly re-branded FrontierSI (formerly CRCSI) will run its annual gathering alongside Australia’s premier surveying and geospatial event.

“The inclusion of FrontierSI will bring some of the brightest minds to Locate19,” said co-convener Kate Williams. “It will also showcase a diverse range of real-world applications across a range of industry sectors,” she said.

New chair Maurits van der Vlugt said the Locate board aim to continue to build on the success of this year’s event and are implementing an aspirational growth strategy.

“In 2019, Locate will continue to pivot to a compelling and inclusive spatial information festival for everybody in our industry, including surveying, spatial science and related disciplines, as well as their customers,” he said.

Locate19 Co-conveners Kate Williams and Glenn Cockerton.

The conference theme, “Where to next? Location, how we drive our digital future”, is a timely one. Organisers say that means the conference will explore how geospatial science is underpinning the rapid changes that businesses are experiencing in the fourth industrial revolution.

“Locate 19 will showcase the best Spatial Information technologies, products, services, projects, and research from around Australasia and the world, and address key innovation and regulatory policy issues impacting our industry,” added van der Vlugt.

“The event will not only embrace our core industry but increasingly be focused on attracting significant customer participation from this high priority growth sector.”

Co-convener Glenn Cockerton also sees infrastructure and transport playing a large role at Locate19.

“The Victorian Government’s looming State election has seen a wide range of very significant public transport proposals announced,” he said.

“Transport infrastructure appears to be receiving significant investment over the next decade or so. It is fitting that infrastructure and transport are expected to be major themes at Locate 19 here in Melbourne.”

Locate19 is organised by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and SIBA|GITA. For registration information or details about the call for papers, visit the conference website at www.locateconference.com.

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