24 – 26 MAY 2022, National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC)

Each year, the Locate conference attracts national and international delegates from within and outside the spatial & surveying industry. As Australia’s premier spatial & surveying conference, Locate provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and applications in geospatial technologies.


FrontierSI at Locate22


Topic: Progressing the Modern Digital Cadastre
FrontierSI: Various panel members
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1300 – 1500

The Locate Hub

An exploration of the strategic trends and workforce needs for the spatial industry, which will inform the key capability requirements of future professionals.

Topic: Does Australian positioning data have a FAIR go?
FrontierSI: Christopher Marshall, Positioning Engineer and Project Manager
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1400-1430

Above L to R: Christopher Marshall (FrontierSI Positioning Engineer and Project Manager) interviewing Ryan Ruddick (Geoscience Australia), Lori Mancell (Geoscience Australia) and Nicholas Brown (Geoscience Australia)


Topic: Burning out potential users of EO as our industry grows: Coordinating spatial outreach
FrontierSI: Dr. Brendon McAtee, Industry Engagement Manager… plus representatives from the Earth Observation Internationalisation Projects
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1100

Tech Talks

Tech Talks will showcase new advances in technology and products and their use and applications to enhance the value of the spatial industry. Hear from sponsors on key topics and technology updates, alongside industry experts demonstrating, through case studies, how new technologies are being applied in real world situations.

Tech Talks B2 – EO technologies and contributing to national resilience
Topic: To drive uptake of EO-based products and services speak in the language of the customer – communiqué for EO providers
FrontierSI: Dr Brendon McAtee, Industry Engagement Manager
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1600

Above (presenting): Dr Brendan McAtee, FrontierSI Industry Engagement Manager
Locate Symposium

The Symposium will exclusively showcase ideas and projects by the industry’s high achieving young professionals, students, and early career researchers. This session is open to anyone with an interest in the future of the industry.

Topic: An analysis of GNSS carrier to noise and GPS “flex power” using the Ginan Analysis Centre Software (ACS) toolkit
FrontierSI: Dr Ronald Maj, Ginan Operations Lead and Research Associate
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1540

Above (presenting) L-R: FrontierSI’s Jacob Shearer (GNSS Engineer) and Ronald Maj (Research Associate) presenting about Geoscience Australia’s GINAN initiative

Topic: Centimetre-level positioning using 5G 3GPP – Australia’s first industry testbed
FrontierSI: Christopher Marshall, Positioning Engineer and Project Manager
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1555

Topic: EU-Australia geospatial (temporal) technologies for disaster management and emergency response
FrontierSI: Eldar Rubinov, Positioning and Geodesy Technical Lead
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 0900-1200

Above Eldar Rubinov, Positioning & Geodesy Technical Lead, FrontierSI


Plenary Session – Emerging Trends & Technologies

Topic: Automating Victoria’s tree cover extent through machine learning
FrontierSI: Dr Caitlin Adams, Senior Data Scientist
When: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 1430-1440

Above: FrontierSI’s Senior Data Scientist, Caitlin Adams (L), and Senior Project Officer Department of Environment, Land, Water and PlanningCatherine Gilbert (R), showcase how successful collaboration between the two organisations lead to the mapping of tree cover over the state of Victoria using machine learning.
Plenary Session – Location In Action: Mission and Use

Topic: A user-focused approach to geospatial – learnings for the spatial sector from a recent comprehensive Australian EO market Study
FrontierSI: Dr Brendon McAtee, Industry Engagement Manager
When: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 1625

Above: FrontierSI’s Dr Brendon McAtee presents a user-focused approach to geospatial as he shares findings from the Digital Earth Australia Market Study which looked at how to increase the uptake of Earth Observation by the mining, agriculture, finance, insurance, and urban planning industries.
Plenary Session – Location in action: Building a Safer Society

Topic: Building a safer society
FrontierSI: Dr Caitlin Adams, Senior Data Scientist (Session Chair)
When: Thursday 26 May 2022, 1100-1230

Plenary Session – Technical Innovators and Business Leaders

Topic: Responding to change and generating success for your business
FrontierSI: Kate Williams, Chief Business Officer (Session Chair)
When: Thursday 26 May 2022, 1400

Above: FrontierSI’s Kate Williams (L: at lectern and R: seated far right) chairs the panel on generating success in business
For more information on every session, download the Locate22 Official Program.

Team FrontierSI @ Locate22

Top L-R: Ronald Maj, Eldar Rubinov, Kathryn Salm, Caitlin Adams, Kate Williams, Christopher Blackstock, Jia Urn-Lee
Bottom L-R: Graeme Kernich (CEO), Brendan McAtee, Christopher Marshall, Laura Spelbrink, Rowan Winsemius, Jacob Shearer, Sébastien Allgeyer, Andrew Hicks (Yield Technology Solutions), Roshni Sharma
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