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Future developments in Spatial Science, based on big data analytics, will revolutionise everything from city planning to disaster relief and anti-terrorist operations, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School.

Spatial Science uses data analytics to develop digital maps linking location, people and events in a way which leads to an improved understanding of the relationships and the interactions between them.

On Friday 9th September, a Spatial Futures Forum will examine the future direction of Spatial Science as businesses that rely on location information services demand greater knowledge in the field.

“The development of digital communications, mobile systems, field robotics, remote sensing and satellite technologies are all dependent on Spatial Science research,” said Deborah Bunker, who is a Professor of Information Systems at the Business School.

“Autonomous vehicles, logistics, designing the urban environment, emergency services and many new and testbed technologies all rely on location information services,” added the University of New South Wales Associate Professor Linlin Ge.

The Spatial Futures Forum, 2017, hosted by the Interoperability for Extreme Events Research Group (IEERG), will bring together researchers and practitioners in government, business and academia to share ideas and new knowledge in Spatial Science.


‘Spatial drivers and opportunities for NSW’

Bruce Thompson, Executive Director, Spatial Services, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

From GIS to Ubiquitous Location Intelligence: How technology waves are amplifying the use, users and benefits of location information’

Francisco Urbina, Manager, Business Development Strategy, ESRI

‘Digital Planning Tools for Envisioning City Futures’

Professor Chris Pettit, Chair of Urban Science at the University of New South Wales

‘3D Qld and the Digital Built Environment’

Michael Haines, CEO, VANZI Australia, Melbourne

The Spatial-CRC: What’d Next? Future Directions

Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, Director – Business, Research (New South Wales) & International Relations, CRC Spatial


Date                            Friday 8th Sep 2017

Time                           10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue                         University of Sydney Business School (CBD Campus)

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