Webinars & Podcasts

Stay up-to-date on the most topical issues in the spatial community.

Our webinars and podcasts offer an effective and efficient way to refine your knowledge. Our experienced staff and industry partners and colleagues guide you through each topic, arming you with the skills and insights which can be immediately applied.

Areas of Interest (click any of the topics below to navigate directly to that topic of choice)

WEBINARS

Positioning

SBAS Test-bed and Next Steps (FrontierSI and AMIRA Global webinar #1)

This Frontier SI-led webinar, led by Positioning Engineer Chris Marshall, explores the technology of Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), the efforts to trial the technology in the resources and adjacent sectors since 2017, and lays out the roadmap for future SBAS infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand. Expect a robust discussion around the upcoming next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Augmentation and its applications for the resources industry, including common use cases and case studies from the Test-bed.

Positioning Australia: Programs and Services (FrontierSI and AMIRA Global webinar #2)

This Geoscience Australia led webinar, led by Ryan Ruddick, explores the Positioning Australia program which is bringing freely available precise positioning services to users in all sectors of industry, including resources. This session describes the free AUSCORS RTK positioning services, including common application areas for the resources sector. Expect a high-level overview of the program and what it will bring to the table for GNSS users.

Datums & Reference Frames (FrontierSI and AMIRA Global webinar #3)

This Geoscience Australia led webinar, led by Nicholas Brown, provides a primer on the Datums and Reference frames that are used for delivering modern positioning services under the Positioning Australia Program. With improvements to the positioning accuracy delivered by new services, it is increasingly important for GNSS users to understand best practices for working with spatial data, avoiding data misalignments and integration headaches down the line. Expect a high-level technical session for users of all experience levels, from which they will gain an improved understanding of Datums and Coordinate Reference Systems necessary for precise spatial positioning.

SBAS (FrontierSI and Esri Australia webinar)

The Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) will improve GPS accuracy to 10 centimetres! Find out how your organisation can achieve sub-metre accuracy on GPS data by listening to FrontierSI’s Positioning Engineers, Eldar Rubinov and Chris Marshall, as they discuss SBAS and what it means for the future of positioning and GPS accuracy.

 

Spatial Infrastructure

Accessing and using the Copernicus Australasia Data Hub

A training webinar presented by Earth Observation Australia and FrontierSI on behalf of Geoscience Australia. The Copernicus Australasia Regional Data Hub is an amazing resource for anyone needing Sentinel satellite data for Australasia, the South Pacific or Australia’s Antarctic Territory. Its open, fast, trusted and reliable satellite data can be accessed without cost. This webinar explains the multiple ways to access and download data from the hub.

Rapid Spatial Analytics

Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation Labs (AGO Labs)

The Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation Analytics Lab Program (AGO Labs), coordinated through FrontierSI, investigates a number of ways to better engage and work with industry. The November 2020 webinar outlined the challenge topics and application process, and allowed interested organisations to ask questions of both AGO and FrontierSI. The webinar took place on Friday 27 November 2020 | 10AM-11AM (AEDT). Learn more about AGO Labs and download resources here.

General

Smart Cities Summit 2021 – Digital Twin (February 25, 2021)

This major summit consisted of four virtual conferences over the ten-day conference period, diving deep into some of the critical challenges and focus areas for the sector, and provided delegates with genuine learning opportunities from some of the best and brightest minds the industry in Australia and the world. As well as the four major virtual conference events, the Summit also featured unlimited opportunities to connect with smart cities colleagues from government and private sector.

Presentation (Kate Williams)

Panel Discussion

 

PODCASTS

MapScaping Podcast with FrontierSI’s Positioning Engineer, Chris Marshall

Listen to FrontierSI’s Positioning Engineer, Chris Marshall, discuss how SBAS uses similar technologies to other high-precision correction services people might be familiar with. It leverages an entire network of continuously operating reference stations around the ground area. In Australia and New Zealand, it uses the data  from the network of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) and integrates all the different measurements to compute corrections for the region. Once the data is sent to the processing center, it’s uploaded to a satellite, followed by a downlink from that satellite to the end-users. The MapScaping Podcast is a weekly podcast featuring interesting people doing amazing work in the geospatial world.

 

The Locate Podcast Series shares a deep dive into the lives, motivators and future legacies of some of the key players of the Locate Conference – Australia’s annual national gathering for custodians of location data creation and management. To listen to the entire series, we encourage you to visit the Locate Podcast page.