Post Conference Workshops: Friday, 30 September 2011
08:30 – 11:30 Workshop A: Applications of Mixed Media to Spatial Sciences and Geographical Information Visualisation
Mixed media, i.e. CD ROMS, videodisc and Web applications for the purpose of geographical data dissemination has been under research for a number of years. Research has been undertaken in the area of the application of electronic media since 1985, whilst early innovative research was conducted into the application of New Media to the spatial sciences and the development of videodisc, CD-ROM and Web applications for geographical information visualisation. Dr. Cartwright has worked extensively in this area of research and will be linking the utilisation of New Media, especially using digital interactive multimedia on videodisc, CD-ROM and the Web, to the visualisation of spatial data and linking it to geospatial intelligence.
- Development of multimedia and mixed media
- Current availability of mixed media
- Delivering geographical information visualisation tools
- Future prospects for mixed media applications for geographical visualization
Dr. William Cartwright
INTERNATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION
Dr. Cartwright is Professor of Cartography and Geographical Visualization in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where he specialises in the application of New Media technologies to cartography. He joined the University after spending a number of years in both the government and private sectors of the mapping industry. He holds undergraduate qualifications in Cartography and graduate qualifications in education, media studies, information and communication technology education and graphic design. He is President of the International Cartographic Association and a member of the ICA’s Commission on Geographical Visualization and the Commission on Maps and the Internet. He chairs the ICA Working Group on Art and Cartography.
12:30 – 15:30 Workshop B: Looking at the Utility of Standards for Data Interoperability
One of the chief issues hindering data interoperability and data sharing, both within and inter governments have been the different formats and types of data and images used by militaries and intelligence agencies. The question of global standards for GIS data has been put forward by no one better than OGC. In this technical workshop, attendees can take advantage of Dr Carl Reed’s substantial experience and expertise to learn how to best move towards ‘service oriented architecture’ and implement standards for geospatially enabled Web services.
- Steps to overcome the problem of network integration
- Integrating geospatial content into Building Information Models
- Delivering geospatial data for military missions and national security concerns
- Future prospects for standards and how they will shape geospatial technology and requirements
Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM
Dr. Carl Reed is the Chief Technology Officer at the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. Dr. Reed continues to manage the process by which formal OGC Implementation Specifications are developed and adopted by the OGC membership, and he facilitates the Planning Committee meetings and work with the OGC Interoperability Program as a member of the architecture team. During his career, in 1977 and 1978 Dr. Reed designed and implemented the first fully interactive vector based GIS, the Map Overlay and Statisitical System (MOSS). In 1985 and 1986, Dr. Reed was the lead engineer and a software developer in the design and development of GenaMap, the worlds first interactive UNIX based commercial GIS. Dr. Reed received his PhD in Geography, specializing in GIS technology, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978. Dr. Reed is also the 2009 recipient of the URISA GIS Hall of Fame award.
16:00 – 19:00 Workshop C: Learning from Operational Feedback to Use Geospatial
Tools for Tactical Operations
The Asian threat environment is changing with the rise of terrorism and sub conventional warfare. Geospatial tools have always been used for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance in Asia Pacific for a variety of missions, including military missions, counter insurgency and humanitarian and disaster relief. The workshop will discuss the different geospatial tools and best practices to use and integrate geo-intelligence within the broader networked operations. Drawing on case studies and operational experience, this is must attend workshop for practitioners and policy makers alike.
- Understanding the need for geo-intelligence in tactical operations
- Looking at US Army case studies to asses and discuss the challenges involved
- Discussing the need for geo-intelligence sharing within missions in Asia Pacific
- Addressing the advancements in geospatial tools for militaries and civil defence
Lt. Colonel Thiram De Silva
Head of IT/GIS - CRD. Ministry of Defence
Sri Lankan Army
Colonel Geiger has held various command and staff positions within US Army Military Intelligence, Special Operations, the Joint Community and NATO and brings his unique operational experience into this conference. He is also a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (Kuwait/ Iraq) (1991) where he was assigned to G2, Operation Iraqi Freedom II (2004) and Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 (2006-2007) where he commanded the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade. Following his change of command, Colonel Geiger moved to Hawaii and assumed his current duties as the G2 of US Army, Pacific in December 2007. Representing an agency which is deeply involved in disaster and post-crisis management in the region, Colonel Geiger will present how geospatial tools could be used specifically for disaster management.
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