The Geospatial Science Research Group at RMIT hosted the Geospatial Science Research Symposium in December 2014. The aim of the symposium series is to bring-together colleagues from the academic, research and professional sectors of the geospatial sciences, in its broadest context.
GSR_3 was the third event in this symposium series. It was held at the RMIT City campus, between Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd December, 2014
Papers presented at the symposium were peer reviewed (double-blind) contributions, ‘conference papers’ (full paper, not reviewed) and abstracts of papers. All Symposium papers are available as online proceedings, with peer reviewed papers identified as such.
Proceedings of the Geospatial Science Research 3 Symposium (GSR_3), Melbourne, Australia, CEUR-WS.org/Vol-1307, urn:nbn:de:0074-1307-4. ISSN 1613-0073
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Keynote Dr Kenneth Field, Esri, Redlands, USA
The shifting personalities of map-making
Papers – Session 1
Kinomatics: a global study into cinema data Associate Professor Colin Arrowsmith
GIS-based approaches to route optimisation for customer directed home care service delivery Dr.Gang-Jun Liu
GIS-based approaches to the identification of spatial clusters of disadvantaged locations in access to essential services and facilities in urban areas. Dr.Gang-Jun Liu
Teaching from the Whole to the Part. Professor Christina Hulbe.
Papers – Session 2
Papers – Session 3
The Geographic Content of the Cartoons of Gallipoli 1915. Dr. Antoni Moore
Evaluation of Design Operators for multi-scale map delivery. Craig Molyneux.
Geographic Board Games. Dr. Brian Quinn
Learning from Beck? An evaluation of a proposed new map for Melbourne’s rail system. Professor William Cartwright AM
Dr Kenneth Field, Esri, Redlands, USA
Beck to the Future: The London Underground map as a design icon
Geospatial Relevance in Dynamic Whole Systems Engineering and Global Governance. Professor Tim Foresman
Papers – Session 4
Techniques for analysing the relationship between population density and geographical features of interest. Amanda Johnson
“A band on every corner”: Using historical GIS to describe changes in the Sydney and Melbourne live music scenes. Sarah Taylor
Sharing field spectroscopy data within large data sharing systems. Dr. Barbara Rasaiah
Space Security and Earth Observation: Emerging Investment Decisions for Australia. Brett Biddington AM
Papers – Session 5
Space situational awareness – protecting our assets in space from pollution (An Australian Perspective). Professor Kefei Zhang
High Accuracy Real-Time Precise Point Positioning using the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Dr. Ken Harima
Strengthening Severe Weather Prediction Using the Advanced Victorian Regional GPS Network − a Recent NDRGS Project. Dr. Suqin Wu
Papers – Session 6
Identifying spectral domains and metrics to quantify burn severity in Australian Dry Sclerophyll Forests. Vaibhav Gupta
Accuracy of forest canopy height estimation using a reduced Airborne Laser Scanning point cloud. Kelly Ross
Automated fish detection in underwater images using shape-based level sets. Dr. Mehdi Ravanbakhsh
Progress towards automation of salmon escapement counts. Professor Mark Shortis.
Papers – Session 7
The Design and Aesthetics of Urban Data Visualisations. Greg More.
Identifying approaches to usability evaluation. Erin Koletsis.
Considering how innovations in cartography have changed how geography is represented. Professor William Cartwright AM
Geographic information expertise. Professor Matt Duckham.
Proceedings are available for the previous two GSR symposia.
GSR_1: Advances in Geospatial Science, Arrowsmith, C., Bellman, C., Cartwright, W., Jones, S. and Shortis, M. (eds), Melbourne: School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT. 2013 ISBN: 9781921488276 (pbk.)
GSR_2: Proceedings of the Geospatial Science Research 2 Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, December 10-12, 2012. Arrowsmith, C., Bellman, C., Cartwright, W., Reinke, K., Shortis, M., Soto-Berelov and Suarez Barranco, L. (eds)
GSR_4 will most likely be held in December 2016.
The New Zealand conference for GIS and remote sensing research (SIRC) will be held in 2015 (dates and venue TBA). This complements GSR symposia and brings-together researchers in the Australasian geospatial sciences community.