Young Professional of the Year to speak at Locate16

By on 23 February, 2016

Phil Delaney

Phil Delaney, Research Program Manager for the Built Environment, CRC for Spatial Information and the APSEA 2014 Young Professional of the Year will present at the Locate16 Conference 12-14 April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Phil is the Project Manager for the NRM Spatial Hub, and works for the CRC for Spatial Information. Phil is the Research Program Manager for the Built Environment at the CRC, however, Phil works quite broadly across programs to manage existing and upcoming CRC projects, assist in the development of new research and project opportunities, and look to assist in the uptake of various CRC initiatives in the spatial community. Phil is an accredited GIS Professional (GISP) with 10 years experience across industry, research and government. Phil has a background in GIS and imagery analysis working across a broad range of application industries, including urban planning, environmental engineering, inundation and flooding, transportation, land use change mapping, renewable energy and natural resource management.

Abstract: The NRM Spatial Hub – Turning data into Decisions and Profit

No one knows their land better than a farmer, but across the Australia’s rangelands where properties can be size of a small European country, it is impossible to understand the locations of every risk or opportunity across the land. However with the continued growth of the market for cattle, pressure has never been greater on cattle and sheep graziers to maximise every opportunity to increase cattle production. Providing the right services and support to these remote properties is also an ongoing challenge for many industries. NRM Spatial Hub provides a disruptive change in grazing management, and to quote one of our existing property owners it “will change land management across the country”. For the first time property owners can create, manage, analyse and plan their on ground assets online, and also assess the effectiveness of their management decisions over time through 30 years of global satellite imagery.

The NRM Hub has been an excellent example of national, cross sector collaboration to deliver new technology. The project has coordinated resources from 5 state and territory governments, the federal department of agriculture as well as Geoscience Australia, and 14 NRM agencies through the NRM Rangelands Alliance. The project was coordinated by the CRCSI, with the technical design and delivery undertaken by AAM Group.

The Locate Conference (Locate16) is the national event of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand and have announced an impressive lineup of international speakers and an agenda full of education, celebration and networking opportunities.

The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA).

Locate16 is open to all industries and welcomes the ongoing discussion of how technology developed within the spatial and surveying communities can be used to improve the way we work, live and play in smarter societies.

To view the full Locate16 Conference program, please click here.


Name: Locate16

Time: Various

Date: 12-14 April 2016

Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Address: 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

Cost (incl. GST): Early Bird, all inclusive AU$1,089 (ends 29 Feb), One Day Pass $660

Event Website:

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