Space and Spatial Combine at Locate23

The Locate23 conference was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in early May, and it was a great success, attracting approximately 750 delegates from across Australia and from around the world.

This was my second opportunity to attend a Locate conference, and I was not disappointed. There was just so much to see and hear; it was impossible to catch it all. But the specially crafted concurrent sessions meant that those who had particular interests were able to focus on their fields of endeavour and catch up on all the latest developments.

The conference was also a great opportunity to network and socialise. There was a definite buzz in the air, and it was plain to see that delegates were enjoying being able to meet and greet one another again.

The main event on the Wednesday was the Space & Geospatial Collaborative Workshop, jointly hosted by the Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA) and the Andy Thomas Space Foundation. Prior to the commencement of the workshop, Tony Wheeler, GCA’s CEO, took the opportunity to launch, in person, the extended version of the Space+Spatial Industry Growth Roadmap 2030. He also paid a touching tribute to Dr Peter Woodgate, who was the prime mover behind the initiation of the Roadmap and a giant of Australia’s geospatial sector. Dr Woodgate sadly passed away earlier this year.

Read more in Spatial Source article.

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