IMIA Meetup is returning to Melbourne and we have a great line-up of speakers and presentations.The event will include four lightening talks of 5-10 minutes each with time for questions, plus an opportunity to network with others over a few drinks, sponsored by Hema Maps. Spatial Vision has kindly offered their meeting space for us to get together, learn and socialise. Location Spatial Vision Level 4, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne Presentations will kick-off around 6pm.
Danesh Chacko – Mapping Your Way
Open Data is key element to transparency and accountability in the wider world. However, releasing spatial data in some countries have been slow for their own reasons. Referring to the example of Malaysia, one of the civil society groups – Sinar Project – strongly pushed for open data concept and sharing among the civil groups. Using the global standard open data platform, Sinar Project requested spatial data to be released to help policy makers (elected representatives) and public in making informed decision. This presentation discuss Tindak Malaysia (of whom Danesh represent) project of releasing of electoral and administrative boundary datasets through Sinar Project platform. Examining why the importance of open spatial data, implications and constraints of doing so.
Graeme Ussing – Westprint Heritage Maps
Graeme has travelled Australia extensively through his role at Westprint Maps. His knowledge of Australia’s outback areas, and in particular the highways and byways that criss-cross our country, is exhaustive. Graeme’s presentation will focus on a relatively new trail that extends from northern South Australia to Katherine in the Northern Territory.
Imran Qazi – Leader – Enterprise and Mobile applications – Spatial Vision
With over fifteen years in the software development industry, Imran has been Applications Development manager at FE Technologies and Dun and Bradstreet, managing large development teams and projects. Imran has undertaken significant practical investigation into indoor mapping and beacon technologies and has led the development of related products for Spatial Vision.
Imran will be presenting some of the findings from his investigation into indoor mapping technologies.
Julija Lobanova – Senior Geographic Analyst – HERE
Julija has been working for HERE (formerly known as NAVTEQ) since 2008 when she joined a small team of cartographers in Riga, Latvia. After being relocated, she continues her career in HERE as a Geographic Analyst in Melbourne. HERE provides mapping data and location services to the automotive, consumer and enterprise sectors. Julija is passionate about working on improvements of pedestrian navigation for HERE Maps, looking after bicycling, hiking, snowboarding and skiing data, and enjoys exploring the great outdoors in her spare time. During this presentation Julija will be talking about the modern methods of data collection and how mapmaking has evolved.
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