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 The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 17th November 2014 at 3.00pm in the offices of AECOM:
Level 8, North Tower
540 Wickham St
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

GITA ANZ unplugged @ Energex


Event Themes:


-       GIS Technology Implementation

-       Information and Data Quality to support effective business decisions

GITA, SSSI and SIBA members free. Non-members - $20 payable at the door.

Come listen, discuss and network with your industry peers at our next GITA Unplugged event to be hosted by Energex in Brisbane on 1 October. We will be exploring the challenges of upgrading GIS technology in a large organisation, the importance and challenges in achieving the right level of information and data quality to support decision making through case studies in both the Water and Energy industry.

Draft program:



0900 – 0905

Welcome Address - Antoine Burdett, GITA ANZ President

0905 – 0920

Opening Address - Neil Horrocks, Strategic Data Manager, Data, Services and Demand Management, Energex

0920 – 0950

Phil Holmes, Strategic Data and Projects Manager, Project Director - GIS Replacement Program, Energex. 
Energex are currently in the process of updating its GIS technology driven by the need for improved access to quality information. Phil will discuss the challenges of replacing a GIS in a large organisation)

0950 – 1020

Morning Tea Networking

1020 – 1050

Andrew Grant, General Manager Goldenfields Water (Pre-recorded Presentation from GITA Annual Conference in Sydney)
Data Acquisition Network and Colour Thematic Mapping of Water Chlorine Residuals and Fault Finding with GIS Platforms

1050 – 1120

Kenny Mizzi, Residential Projects Delivery Manager, Energex 
Kenny will present a case study on Demand Management – Demand Analysis of air conditioners in Queensland)

1120 – 1150

Andy Wohlsperger – Associate Director, GIS & Spatial Systems, AECOM
Spatial data visualisation for managing risk

1150 – 1200




When: 1 Oct. 2014

Location: Energex, 26 Reddacliff Street, Newstead Qld 4006

GITA webinar

Title: Taking LiDAR beyond mapping: opportunities for hybrid modelling and advanced processing


“LIDAR data is more and more prevalent as a data source and its adoption in mapping and engineering projects is widespread.  LiDAR has been used to improve the quality of mapping and topographic analysis, but recent innovations, such as the integration of an efficient point cloud engine inside CAD and GIS platforms, enable geospatial and engineering professionals to further improve decision making. These innovations open new opportunities such as hybrid workflows or on-demand access to 3D as-built information. In this presentation Bentley will discuss these opportunities as well as the associated challenges, using real world examples for illustration."


John Taylor,

Industry Solutions Director - Government/Transportation/Defence/Geospatial


Keith Raymond



Wednesday 8 Oct at 10 am (AEST)



Developing a Water Utility Technology Roadmap
This presentation will explore the considerations which go into a technology roadmap for a modern water utility. We will explore key drivers within the organisation and what makes up the GIS roadmap. We will also look at key business tasks, operational structures and best practice solutions as well as the timelines & benefits such solutions can bring to the various stakeholders within the Utility.

Chris Hogan

Since 1995 Chris has worked as a Consulting Services Manager, Project Manager and Senior consultant providing expertise in the design and development of major systems particularly within enterprise, internet/intranet and GIS based solutions for commercial software development companies. Chris has managed the deployment of a number of GIS solutions within Energy and Water utilities and has seen GIS evolve from the specialised back room department to a proliferation of location based services used by all stakeholders across the business.

When: 12 Feb. 2014

Time: 12:30 - 13:30 AEDT

Where: Online

Cost: free

AGM and post Networking event

Details: Come hear from ESRI and We Do IT who will be presenting on the latest technologies being implemented across our industry. Both ESRI and We Do It will provide a short 15 min presentation at the start of the networking session. Listen to the latest and greatest from two companies who support the GITA community and learn how these technologies are providing benefits to the organisations using them.

Appointment of New Directors to the GITA ANZ Board

A call is made to all members who wish to nominate as a director to register their interest by contacting me, Charles on 0400462983. The position is very important to the future success of the Association. In general, the Board is charged with determining the strategy and direction the Association will follow into the future. In addition, the Board is responsible for good governance of the Association.

The minimum obligation expected is to serve for at least 2 years. Please note, all appointments must be ratified at the above meeting.     

For further details please call the above number preferably before 20th November 2013.

When: 27 November 2013

AGM 3:00-4:00 PM (GITA members only)

Networking event 4:30-6:30 PM

Where: AECOM Office, level 8 HQ Building 540 Wickham St Fortitude Valley Brisbane

Cost is free for GITA members and $20 for non-members




Title: Special Seminar to discuss the impact of the NSW Government ThinkTank report on using spatial information to manage assets for NSW Utilities

Guest Speaker: Mr Paul Harcombe, Director, Location Policy and Coordination Unit, Land and Property Information, NSW Department of Finance & Services

“The Location Leadership Group has released a NSW Government and Industry ThinkTank Report, “Creating value with location-based information” for comment in June 2013.  Paul Harcombe will give a short presentation on the work undertaken by his group leading to the outcomes discussed in the report.  An outcome of this Special Seminar will be to provide utility industry feedback and input into the report.”

When: Thursday 10th October from 3pm to 5pm

Where: Sydney Water conference room on Level 4, Sydney Water, 1 Smith Street Parramatta, room 4-02

GITA 18th annual geospatial solutions conference August 2013


When: 5 - 7 August 2013

Where: Brisbane convention and exhibition centre

Event website


Networking event


First Presenter: Anna Murray

Title : Government, Defence and Geospatial solutions exec

Bio : Anna has over 20 years in the IT and technology industry with the last 6 in engineering software companies working with industry on managing their CAD, engineering and GIS data.  She now works for Bentley Systems in the Defence and government sectors working with customers to achieve value from their investment in Bentley technology.

Second Presenter: Bruce Douglas (Director, Corporate GIS)

Title:  GIS Industry Update and Directions

 This presentation will provide an update on several activities that GITA is involved in, particularly:

In addition, Bruce will provide some insight into current issues and trends in the spatial information industry.

Bio: Bruce Douglas is the founder and a Director of Corporate GIS, an independent Strategic Management consultancy in the Spatial Information Industry. Bruce has over 30 years experience in the SI industry developing business-based strategies for the use of GIS to meet key business requirements. Bruce is a Past President of GITA Australia & New Zealand.Bruce is the author of the book “Achieving Business Success with GIS”, published by Wiley & Son, London. 

Further information is available from:


When: 24 July 2013

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: Meeting Room 5B Hall way locomotive work shop

     Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited Office

     Eveleigh NSW 2015 

Directions and location info


Sponsored by Infotech



Use of Terrain Modeling - An Industry Perspective

Gone are days when natural resource exploration team depended merely on topographical sheets and analog data to get a comprehensive idea of the interest area. With advent of remote sensing and GIS technology, nothing short of a true to the earth 3D representation is what miners and exploration geologists look forward towards. Satellite products are capable of producing very high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM). These beautiful and accurate models are being used for various Mining purposes including orthophoto terrain models, volume calculations, mine models, Change detection views, and the creation of perspective views.

This webinar intends to showcase where such terrain data comes from, how it is generated, and the many ways it can be used by Mining organization.




  • Dr. Hanuman Prasad Chodagam

    DGM, Global Presales
    Infotech Enterprises

    Dr. Hanuman Prasad Chodagam is a geospatial industry expert and is been working for Infotech for the last 14 years and discharged various roles horizontally. Presently he holds the responsibility as Deputy General Manager, Head of Global PreSales for D&A (Data Transformation & Analytics) business division. He looks after Mining, Oil&Gas, Government and Publishing industries. Hanu holds a Post Graduate in Earth Sciences and possesses Doctorate in the field of Remote Sensing – Exploration
  • Dinakar Devireddy
    Sr. Project Manager – Mining
    Infotech Enterprises
    Dinakar Devireddy is a trained Geologist who has worked as an exploration and mining geologist with NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation), India’s premier public sector mining company for Iron Ore commodity. He was a key member in designing a custom mine planning software for NMDC during the 90’s. He later acquired expertise in Databases, GIS & Remote sensing domains and successfully managed delivering programs for large global organizations. He is currently  working in Infotech Enterprises as Sr. Project Manager in Mining Practice with project management responsibility of ensuring quality, schedule and customer engagement.
  • B. Srinivasulu
    AGM – Commercial Geospatial Services
    Infotech Enterprises
    Mr. B. Srinivasulu has over 18 years of project experience in the areas of GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. He has handled major projects in remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS for clients across the globe. He is a Master’s degree holder in Civil Engineering with specialization in Remote Sensing from IIT Mumbai.  His strengths include the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once, attention to detail, high-quality focus, excellent organizational skills, hands-on management approach, and willingness to perform any task required throughout the lifecycle of a project. 

When: 25 June 2013, 3:00 pm EST

Where: Online 


Networking event

Event theme: GIS for Risk Management

  • Andy Wohlsperger

    GIS Project Manager AECOM

    Andy has received a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Techniques and Remote Sensing from the University of Texas and a Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems from Salzburg University in Austria.  Based in Brisbane, he has been with AECOM for over 11 years and has managed GIS projects and efforts in various regions including North America, the Middle East and Australia.


    Andy will present on the use of geospatial technologies and processes to help better communicate flood risk and drive mitigation actions as a decision support tool for critical infrastructure protection. Mining critical information from the vast available datasets of flood modelling helps present creative datasets and 3D visualisations to convey highly technical information in an easily understandable format.


When: Thursday 20 June 2013

           4:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: AECOM
            Level 8, 540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
            North Tower, HQ 


Drinks and Canapes will be provided during the networking session after presentations.


Networking event


Nigel Conolly has 15 years experience in the spatial industry, across a range of disciplines including technical, journalistic and commercial management, both locally in Australia and internationally in the UK and Canada. Nigel has been a Commercial Manager for for over 2 years.

nearmap limited is an Australian PhotoMap company with a new innovative technology solution that delivers very high resolution, current PhotoMaps and elevation data, capturing multiple views at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional systems.nearmap started business in November 2009, and already has several hundred Licenced enterprises. Our clients range from the Commercial sector through to Government (Federal, State and Local).

When: 4-6 pm, 22 May 2013

Where: Swinburne University City Campus

Lecture room FS215

196 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000 

Virtual Australia & New Zealand Initiative – (VANZI) Conference 2013

“New ‘Virtual’ Infrastructure for the 21st. Century”

When: Monday May 13th & Tuesday May 14th ,2013

Where: Australian Technology Park, Sydney

Supported by: Department of Infrastructure and Transport Australia - Land Information and Geo-build in New Zealand – CRC for Spatial Information- NICTA - ASNEA - ACIF – SIBA - AiiA - Consulting Surveyors National - GITA

Event website:

Networking event


When: 18 April 2013

4-5 pm Presentations

5-6:30 pm Networking


Where: Sydney

The atrium, NIC building Australian Technology Park

4 Cornwallis St , Eveleigh, NSW, 2015 
Registration: Please submit your interest at

Cost: free for members and $20 for non-members
Note: drinks and canapes will be provided after the presentations


Details: Review of Design and As-Constructed standards (in GIS-Centric utilities)

By Jan Gabriel van Wyk, Senior Geospatial Architect (Open Spatial)

When: 24 April 2013, 2 pm (EST)

Where: Online (Click here for instructions on joining the meeting)


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will be held on 30th November 2012 commencing at 5.00PM at

Telstra Room 14.27

Level 14, 275 George St

Brisbane Qld 4000

For more details click here.

“Augmented Reality” GITA Seminar

in co-operation with CRC-SI and sponsored by we-do-IT

Date: Monday 8th October, 4.30-6.30pm

Venue: RMIT, Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Level 7, Room 01 (80.07.001), Cnr of A’Beckett and Swanston St (opposite Storey Hall) see map attached for more details.

Refreshments afterwards at The Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

RSVP:   by 01/10/2012 to

(Please state whether you will be able to make the networking refreshments afterwards due to catering reasons.)

To download flyer click here

RMIT map: click here


2012 Annual General Meeting

30 November Brisbane
Venue and time TBA



Event:             spatial@gov® Conference and Exhibition 2012
Date:                Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd November 2012
Location:          National Convention Centre Canberra
31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601
Contact :          02 9280 3400
spatial@gov®, now in its fourth year, is the only geospatial event organised in conjunction with the peak organisations in Australia and New Zealand representing the public, private, research and professional sectors of the spatial community. In 2012,spatial@gov® will explore the theme Future Directions: Linking People, Policy and Place. The 3-day event will also feature the presentations of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Industry Awards at the conference dinner, other networking events, a comprehensive technical exhibition showcasing innovative, place-based capabilities.
For more information visit

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 
Tour of the Australian Technology Park (with SSSI, MSIA and GITA)

This event is being conducted by SSSI / MSIA and GITA for members and non members who have an interest in innovative technology to showcase them IT resources at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh on Tuesday, 29 May 2012. There will be a technical tour of ATP with a spatial context.  Tenant representatives will be on hand to provide an overview of their business and answer any questions.  GITA/AMC will be our guide throughout the visit and additional tenants to be visited are:
1) Taggle (asset location technology)
2) AC3 (computing platforms)
3) Transport Management Technology 

At the conclusion of the tour, drinks and networking will be available at Transport Management Technology.
Date: Tuesday 29th May
Location:    NIC Building, Australian Technology Park, 4 Cornwallis Street, Eveleigh, Map:
Time: 4pm - 6pm + networking drinks to 7.00pm
Cost: Free to members of the participating associations,  Non-members: $20
For more details and how to register please click here.

Wednesday 2nd of May 2012 industry meeting in Melbourne

(Federation Room) 
Swinburne University of Technology 
196 Flinders St Melbourne

Click here to download the brochure.

Revenue Assurance: Invisible losses, Made Visible – Brendan McFadden

If your billing, asset and geospatial data don’t match, you could be losing profit and not even know it. Revenue Assurance is dedicated to revealing hidden or invisible losses in electricity and gas businesses, which reduce the level of potential profits each year. Through comprehensive integration of Revenue Assurance expertise and geospatial and analytics solutions, our team reveals unaccounted losses, which are a result of an array of loss events including missing or inaccurate data.

In a career spanning 44 years, Brendan has maintained a passion for safe-guarding people and assets. His involvement with utilities started in 1992 by using risk management techniques to identify and restore revenue losses across the Energy Industry’s value chain. Having worked with over 50 utilities producing multimillion-dollar benefits per year, Brendan is regarded as an RA Thought Leader. Over the last 15 years, Brendan has been invited to speak on Revenue Assurance issues at a number of international conferences, has chaired dedicated RA conferences, and conducted best practice workshops.

spatialNET Demonstration – Nick Oliver

spatialNET is a network design and management tool that helps network engineers design and manage fibre, coax and power networks as well as assist in the management address, parcel and other landbase information. spatialNET has an open Architechture and integrated product suite that lets you leverage the power of your network asset data throughout your organisation to drive sales, marketing, construction, circuit planning, provisioning and network health monitoring.

Nick Oliver is a certified spatialNET trainer and has been teaching and consulting in spatialNET at NBN Co for the past 12 months.


myWorld: Enterprise mapping for everyone! – Paul Joyce

Ubisense myWorld application is revolutionising the way organisations track and manage their spatial information. It is a simple, easy-to-understand application, which requires little to no training and provides access to live asset and operations information. myWorld has a similar look and feel to Google Maps and can be opened on mobile and desktop application at the office or on the field. myWorld utilises a variety of basemaps including Google maps, OpenStreetMap, and Bing Maps. As a result, simple searches across all Smallworld and Google Maps records are available including routing, points of interest and other Google features like Street View. It is a cost effective way of delivering vital enterprise information directly to more users without extensive training.

Paul Joyce will be giving a demonstration of myWorld. Paul has over 20 years experience on IT projects, including extensive work with Smallworld, Esri and Intergraph GIS. A particular focus of his work with utilities has been extending the reach of GIS into the organization, through workflows, systems integration, and the deployment of web and mobile technologies.


GITA end of year party

      Thursday 8th December 2011


2011 Annual General Meeting

      Date 3rd November 2011


      Level 8 (North Tower), 540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

      PO Box 1307 Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

      T +61 7 3553 2000   F +61 7 3553 2050

      AGM Start Tiime is arrive 3:00 for 3:15pm. It will run to 4:45pm.


2011 GITA Geospatial Solutions Conference

      8-10 August 2011

      Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

This year the Geospatial Solutions Conference will be held in the centrally located Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.

If you would like to share your knowledge and present at the conference, now is the time to start thinking about it. The call for papers will go out shortly, but until then have a think and let your creative juices flow about the story you would like to tell.

gisDrinks with Paul Joyce (March)

Following on from our successful recent events in Melbourne and Sydney, we have organised another opportunity for the spatial community to get together.

As GIS technology becomes more and more mainstream, the overlap between the consumer tools and the professional GIS systems increases. And so do the opportunities and benefits of integration the two... as well as the demand from users, including those outside of the GIS Team.

Google Maps is a hugely successful product. Initial popularity due to great speed, cartography, and user interface design grew to near dominance of online mapping when routing and Street View were added. Once GIS users realized there was a better way to access spatial data and functionality, they quickly became dissatisfied with traditional GIS. But GIS is much more than what Google Maps provides.

Paul Joyce of we-do-IT is going to address the issue of Why your users want Google Maps, not your GIS ... And what to do about it!

Paul has worked extensively with Smallworld, ESRI and Intergraph GIS systems. A recent project of his involved establishing an enterprise-wide adoption of GIS technology, using a combination of consumer-targeted (Google Earth, Google Maps), and open source server technologies (GeoServer, PostgreSQL).

Paul is currently a Senior Consultant with we-do-IT, having also worked with ESRI Australia and Intergraph. He has over 20 years experience in a variety of spatially related IT roles across a broad range of industries including Water, Electricity, Telecommunications, Local Government, Transportation and Forestry. He has Masters and Bachelor degrees in Surveying form University of Melbourne.

So come along, meet some people and learn something new - it would be great to see you there!
gisDrinks - Melbourne

WHO:   Paul Joyce 
WHEN:   Tuesday 22nd March 2011
From 5:30 ... Presentation will begin at 6:15

68 Hardware Lane
N.B. This a different venue from last time
Google maps:   Click here  
COST:   FREE ... just buy your drinks at the bar.  

gisDrinks - Sydney 

WHO:   Paul Joyce 
WHEN:   Wednesday 30th March 2011
From 5:30 ... Presentation will begin at 6:15

  City Hotel
347 Kent Street (Corner of King Street) 
Google maps:   Click here  
COST:   FREE ... just buy your drinks at the bar.  

Past Events

gisDrinks with Neil Kuruppu (February/March 2011)

What do you do when you see a problem in a public place? You know, something that is not right - rubbish, road hazards, graffiti, vandalism, or even a lost shopping trolley?

Without knowing who you should contact from which department of which organisation, let alone their phone number or email, chances are that you do not do anything ... which is completely understandable. After all, it is someone else´s responsibility to fix it. But ... until they ´somehow´ learn about it, the problem remains.