spatial showcase

What do satellites tracking eels, rapid fire monitoring, crime hotspots and AI-driven pool safety have in common?

They were just some of the amazing spatial projects on display at the Victorian Spatial Showcase event at the newly-refurbished State Library Victoria on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Hosted by Land Use Victoria’s Strategic Land Assessment and Information division, with over 340 in-person attendees and 40 participants watching over the livestream in places as far away as France and the US – we learned about how the Victorian State Government is using spatial information to make data-driven decisions and drive innovation across planning, infrastructure, environmental monitoring, transport, criminal justice, health and more.

The event highlighted some of DELWP’s landmark spatial projects, including the $45 million Digital Cadastre Modernisation program, Victoria’s first digital twin project for Fishermans Bendand updates from Victoria’s Surveyor General and Valuer General, as well as talks from experts from other agencies, including the Office of Projects Victoria, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Transport and Victoria Police.

Melissa Harris, Executive Director Strategic Land Assessment and Information, said the event showcased how the Victorian government is using spatial information to make data-driven decisions and drive innovation.

“It highlighted how DELWP is powering Victoria’s spatial ecosystem by providing an opportunity for attendees to discover more about the emerging trends, technologies and digital innovations in spatial that are shaping our future and providing a forum to connect and collaborate.”

Missed the event? We’ve got you covered. The event was livestreamed and recorded; you can watch and listen to each presentation and find photos from the day here.

Powering the Victorian spatial ecosystem – Mel HarrisExecutive Director, Strategic Land Assessment & Information, Land Use Victoria

Vicmap: Victoria’s Foundation Datasets – Carys EvansDirector, Land Information and Spatial Services, Strategic Land Assessment & Information, Land Use Victoria

Modernising Victoria’s digital cadastreDr Roger FraserChief Geospatial Scientist of Victoria, Strategic Land Assessment & Information, Land Use Victoria

Introducing Victoria’s first digital twin for Fishermans BendKate WilliamsDigital Cadastre Transformation Manager, Strategic Land Assessment & Information, Land Use Victoria

The roadmap to the 3D digital cadastre Craig SandySurveyor-General of Victoria, Strategic Land Assessment & Information, Land Use Victoria

Enabling the delivery of Victoria’s major projectsRobert MarshValuer-General of Victoria, Strategic Land Assessment & Information, Land Use Victoria

Victorian Digital Asset StrategyTim MumfordHead of Innovation and Digital, Office of Projects Victoria

Space: the next frontierEva Rodriquez-RodriquezProjects and Strategy Manager, FrontierSI

Thanks to the following speakers who each spoke for 5 minutes on their subject in the lightening talks session:

  • Evan Quick,  Rail Projects Victoria,  Digital Twins for managing Victoria’s Rail Network
  • Andrew Mellor,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Automated bushfire severity mapping for rapid risk assessment
  • Tim Mashford,  Victoria Police,  Optimising parameter selection for predicting volume crime using kernel density estimation
  • Katie Jackson,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Monitoring Wetland Hydrology in Victoria
  • Ian Harding,  Melbourne Water,  Melbourne Water - Digital Engineering Proof of Concept
  • Justin Madex,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning ning,  Injecting 3D into
  • Victorian Planning
  • Joel Roberts,  Department of Transport,  Origin Destination Prototype - DOT Analysis using In-Vehicle Bluetooth data
  • John Weber,  Goulbourn Murray Water,  From farm data to desktop - creating effective local partnerships to manage water
  • Dr Jarod Lyon,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Unlocking the ancient migratory patterns of eels through satellites
  • James Regan & Dan Smith ,  City of Melbourne,  Shining a Light on Spatial Analytics
  • Kerry Halupka, Victorian Centre for Data Insights, Department of Premier and Cabinet,  Prioritising Swimming Pool Safety with AI
  • Rafe Benli & Murrie Kemp,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Preserving culture and protecting communities
  • Asa Letourneau,  Public Record Office, Victoria,  Using the PROV Map Warper to rectify historic maps from the State archives
  • Jeremy Aarons,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Victoria Unearthed, a new online mapping tool from DELWP and EPA
  • Anthony Draga,  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,  Land Channel to Mapshare
  • Philippa Nihill,  Department of Premier and Cabinet,  Data Visualisations – Open for Reuse