The biggest GIS conference in Australia, Ozri, starts in Sydney next week. There will be a interesting presentations from a host of different international presenters, including:
Esri Australia Principal Consultant Gary Johnson, who believes that GIS technology, which is already used widely by insurers in risk assessment, is the silver bullet for banks and other financial services institutions (FSI) that are struggling to make use of the mountains of customer and business data accumulated in recent years.
Gary will host an exclusive FSI session at Ozri, showing that GIS technology provides a common visual representation that transcends language, education and, most importantly, department boundaries.
Mike King, now a law enforcement expert with Esri, was part of the investigative team that captured notorious truck-driving serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades, who was later convicted of four murders and suspected of committing up to 300 others.
Mr King said advanced GIS technology was instrumental in identifying the killer, whose anonymity and constant movement made him extremely difficult to link to his crimes.
Mr King will lead an exclusive summit involving the nation’s leading law enforcement agencies and deliver a keynote address at Ozri 2012.
Mr King said while in Australia, he will be advising how GIS technology could help the nation’s local law enforcers crack unsolved crimes.
Also on show will be Active Tree Services’ vegetation monitoring and management system which layers detailed maps of electricity networks over weather and vegetation data, helping them that ensure every branch along the powerlines they monitor is properly maintained.
Powerlines severed by falling branches during extreme weather have been linked to several bushfires in recent years, including the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday tragedy that claimed a total of 173 lives.
In addition to the above presentations, this year's program will showcase the latest developments in 3D, imagery, Dekho and the long awaited release of ArcGIS 10.1 and include demonstrations from both Esri and Esri Australia technical specialists.
Amongst the feature presentations will be: how to deploy mobile across your organisation; how to store, manage and analyse imagery effectively direct from Esri; and how ArcGIS can be integrated into other business systems.
For more information and registration, visit the Ozri website.