2017 Conference programme

 

Day 1: Monday 4th December 2017: Engineering Lecture theatre 9, University of Canterbury

8:30

Venue open - Conference Registration.

9:00

Opening Plenary

 

Conference Opening and Welcome

Professor Wendy Lawson - University of Canterbury

 

Mihi Whakatau

Associate Professor Te Maire Tau - University of Canterbury

 

 

9:45

Keynote Presentation

Professor Rob Amor - University of Auckland

10:30

Morning Tea

 

Lecture theatre E8

Lecture Theatre E9

11:00

Using GIS to Explore Enrolment Issues in Primary Health Care in Otago and Southland

 

Woody propagule pressure on New Zealand’s indigenous grasslands – patterns in spatial and environmental space

Vilimone Raqona, University of Otago

Xiaobin Hua, University of Otago

11:20

Spatial Demography - understanding why some towns grow and others decline?

 

Regional-scale control of invasive predators in productive land.

 

 

Lars Brabyn, University of Waikato

Audrey Lustig, Geospatial Research Institute

11:40

Geographic Distribution of Loneliness in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s interRAI Cohort

 

Using LiDAR and RapidEye to provide enhanced area and yield descriptions for New Zealand small-scale plantations

 

Paul Beere, GeoHealth Laboratory

Cong Xu, University of Canterbury

12:00

Visualising the Migration of Leprosy Patients Admitted and Discharged from Makogai, Fiji During the 20th Century

Hydraulic and Hydrological Simulation Models of Urban Environments Implemented Within an Open-Source GIS

 

William Jones, Orbica

Greg Leonard, University of Otago

12:20

High blood pressure in New Zealand: a spatial analysis

Improving the effectiveness of a GIS to identify hazardous snow avalanche terrain

 

Melanie Tomintz, GeoHealth Laboratory

Aubrey Miller, University of Otago

12:40

Lunch

 

Lecture Theatre E9

13:30

Augmented Reality Sandboxes in Education of Topographic Concepts

 

Tony Moore, University of Otago

14:00

The Christchurch District Plan – From Static Black & White to Colour and Interactive!

 

Kyle Dow, Christchurch City Council

14:30

TBC

 

Dan Exeter, University of Auckland

15:00

Afternoon Tea

 

Lecture theatre E8

Lecture Theatre E9

15:20 

Mapping and Analysing Built Environment and Active Transport to School in Dunedin

An assessment of New Zealand’s spatial data ecosystem: needs, barriers and initiatives towards improved urban decisions

Tony Moore, University of Otago

Mirjam Schindler, Geospatial Research Institute

15:40

Neighbourhood walkability and depression in Wellington City adolescents

Exploring potentials of Crowdsourcing for Spatial Data Infrastructures in Developing Countries

 

Rosemary Mwipiko, Massey University

Levi Mutambo, University of Canterbury

16:00 

Safer routing algorithms using Infrastructure Risk Rating.

Sensibel – the opportunities and challenges of crowdsourced point/comment spatial information.

Robert Poynter, Interpret

Hamish McNair, University of Canterbury

16:20 

Smarter ways of prioritising communities for safety improvements

Sourcing, Managing and Deploying Data in the Kaikoura Rebuild

Stacy Rendall, Interpret

Hamish Kingsbury, Interpret Geospatial Solutions and North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery

16:40 

Using ArcGIS to link people to houses for long term follow-up in a retrospective cohort study

Map-based tools for Community & Rūnanga-led sustainable town planning in small and medium settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand

Caroline Fyfe, Massey University

Rita  Dionisio, University of Canterbury

17:00

Drinks and Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday 5th December 2017: Engineering Lecture theatre 9, University of Canterbury

8:30

Venue open -  Tea and Coffee

9:00

Opening Plenary

9:00

Pathways forward in the geospatial revolution

Professor Matthew Wilson - University of Canterbury

9:45

TBC

Ken Renz -  Environment Canterbury

10:30

Morning Tea

 

Lecture theatre E8

Lecture Theatre E9

11:00

Designing Cook Islands renewable energy infrastructure systems on the ground

Crowdsourcing Geographic Information with Free and Open-source Software – a technical overview

 

Bianca de Jong, Beca

Paul Goodhue, University of Canterbury

11:20

From Visual Space-Time Exploration to Movement Prediction

Evidence-Based Infrastructure Investments using Geospatial Toolsets

 

Saeed Rahimi, University of Otago

Justin Fail, Beca

11:40

Spatial System Dynamics Modelling with LUMASS – Principles and Applications

Applied Research in Government Sector: Develop an Architecture for NZ National SDI.

 

Alexander Herzig, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

Liz Kolster, Consultant to LINZ

12:00

New Zealand Open Data Cube.
Rafael Kargren – Centre for Space Science Technology

12:30

Lunch

 

Lecture Theatre E9

13:15

What’s the Context: Building Maps from Text

 

Kristin Stock, Massey University

13:45

Deep learning and spatial data

Ben Adams, University of Canterbury

14:15

Planning from a communal land tenure heritage.

 

David Goodwin, James Berghan, University of Otago

14:45

Closing remarks

Simon Kingham, Geospatial Research Institute

15:00

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