spatial@gov 2011: more than 80 presentations

By on 7 November, 2011
spatial@gov 2011 features a 2-day program of 80+ local and international keynote addresses on 16-17 November, and a 3-day exhibition, including an Open Day on 15 November, showcasing leading geospatial technologies by 40+ organisations, welcome cocktail reception, networking opportunities, spatial@gov dinner at the National Museum of Australia, and Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) 2011.
 
Wednesday 16 November will see opening addresses and plenary presentations from Drew Clarke, secretary, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism on 'National Spatial Data Developments'; Colin MacDonald, chief executive, Land Information New Zealand on 'The Role of Spatial Information in Open Government', as well as Roger Wilkins AO, secretary, Attorney-General's Department.
 
After morning tea Senator the Hon Kate Lundy Senator for the Australian Capital Territory will address the conference, followed by Prof John McMillan AO, the Australian Information Commissioner, on ‘Geospatial Capabilities & Disaster Resilience: Horse and Carriage'.
 
Stephanie Foster, PSM deputy secretary, Policy and Implementation, Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government will speak on ‘The Use of Spatial Data in Regional Policy Development', followed by Fraser MacLeod, executive director, Basin Plan Division, Murray-Darling Basin Authority speaking on ‘Build Smart Connections to Deliver Enduring Solutions'.
 
The rest of Wednesday will see delegates receiving updates in one of four streams, Virtual Australia, International, Emergency Response and Water Security.
 
Thursday’s streams will include Defence; Access to Public Sector Information; and Water Security.
 
The Conference Dinner and the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (Industry) 2011 at the National Museum of Australia on Wednesday night will once again be a highlight of the event. The APSEA is hosted by the Spatial Industries Business Association and the dinner is sponsored by ANZLIC – the Spatial Information Council.

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