Mappt attends the Locate 15 Conference

locate 15 conference

New technologies, inspiring speakers and more 3D you can shake your glasses at

Last week a few members of the Mappt team flew over to Queensland for the Locate15 Geospatial Conference.

The event was held in Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10-12 March. Over these three days, the brains of the geospatial industry came together to showcase their products, network, explore new software and soak up the future trends in mapping.

locate 15 conference Mappt attended for the latter reasons. We shook hands with industry leaders and discovered impressive geospatial technology, including stunning 3D photography from IMAO, and a giant interactive map from Queensland Globe.

queensland mappingOn Wednesday night the APSEA awards ceremony took centre stage, hosted by Steve Lewis, Vice President of National Press Club. During a delectable three-course meal with free-flowing wine, awards were given to humble and deserving exhibitors for their contribution to the industry.

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Throughout the conference there were several talks from leading industry experts, sharing their knowledge and presenting their products. The Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull attended, whose interest in geospatial technologies was evident in his enthusiasm.

Facebook’s Mia Garlick wrapped up the conference on Thursday with an insight into the future trends in social media.

speakers locate15

Once the conference closed, devices were unplugged and software was switched off, it was time for a walk along Brisbane’s South Bank and copious amounts of liquid nitrogen ice cream before heading back to Perth.

nitrogeniesouth brisbaneRumours have already started flying about where next year’s Locate16 will be held, with Melbourne as a favourite. If you want to be the first to hear, sign up to their newsletter here.