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GeoNext Conference: location matters

With a strong transport focus, the 3rd annual GeoNext Conference is on again, and features a line-up of presenters covering key areas relevant to the transport and logistics community. Among the topics highlighted will be mapping assets, indoor positioning, location perspectives in retailspatial strategy and GIS.

The first keynote sessions will take an in-depth look at Australia’s transport network and the development of real-time transport technology. The logistics of car-share will be explored by Nic Lowe from GoGet who played a central role in the launch of Australia’s first car-share service of over 1250 vehicles in 1000 locations. Nic will provide delegates with an overview of how GoGet mapped their members and cars and how solutions were developed for a range of complex issues.

The concept of sharing using geo-spatial technology will also be looked at by James Moody, founder and CEO at TuShare which facilitates connections of people looking to give away or find assets that have become inefficient or idle. The presentation will consider how these hidden values can be mapped and distributed through collaborative consumption, creating a shared economy.

From an academic perspective, both Dr Kurt Iveson,University of Sydney and Professor Chris Rizos, University of New South Wales will make presentations on their fields of expertise. Using Sydney as a case study, Dr Iveson will explore the politics of real-time information of public transport services, while Professor Rizos will speak on high performance indoor positioning and going beyond wi-fi and GNSS.

Other experts to feature in the GeoNext program include Kolt Luty, Pitney Bowes Software, Hamish Robertson, University of New South Wales and Simon Hope, Geoplex.Once again, the State of Cartography has drawn submissions from around the world, with the most creative maps to be displayed within the exhibition.

Pre-Show Workshop – on 25 February NGIS is offering a half-day NGIS Google Maps for Business User Forum ($110 + GST) and also NGIS Google Tech Boot Camp ($295 + GST) – you can book both or just the morning session  – book for both days (including GeoNext) and save!

To register or for more information, visit www.geonext.com.au or call 1300 789 845. The early bird rates for GeoNext is $350 + GST until 1st Feb – book now!

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