Catching up with the spatial industry @Locate22

RTK and Drone Workshop wrape up photo

The annual Locate conference and exhibition is an important event for Australia’s spatial industry. Locate22 was held in Canberra and marked a shift back towards pre-COVID ‘normality’!

With over 700 delegates attending over 3 days, it was great to be able to get together with so many representatives of the spatial industry.

RTK & Drone Workshop, National Museum of Australia

Prior to the conference and exhibition, Map Gear ran a free workshop to give attendees a hands-on introduction to GNSS surveying technologies.

The full day event introduced RTK (Real-time kinematic) and PPK  (Post-Processed Kinematic) positioning. Emlid RS2 GNSS receivers were used as base stations and rover units for terrestrial survey demonstrations.

After lunch these concepts were applied to aerial survey projects. Fernando our chief pilot. and Noel from Detail Survey demonstrated with both the DJI Phantom 4 RTK and DJI M300 with the L1 payload. This event turned out to be great fun for everyone. Having a full day gave us all a chance to get to know a bit more about each other in a very relaxed environment.

Map Gear booth at Locate22

Locate Conference and Expo

Map Gear and Emlid Australia ran a joint booth on the exhibition floor. Jumping between presentations and floor time kept Alistair & Fernando busy catching up with old friends and getting to know more folks working within the spatial industry.

Daniel Shek testing out the power of Emlid

Young Professionals

To support emerging professionals in the spatial industry, Map Gear sponsored Daniel Shek to attend Locate22. Daniel is a GIS analyst working with Acciona.

It was great to meet Daniel and some of the other young professionals who attended Locate for the first time. Alistair had the opportunity to demonstrate the hidden powers of his Emlid Reach RS2 rover.

Not-So-Young Professionals

One of the great benefits of Locate is the chance to share ideas and knowledge across fields within the spatial industry. After all the ups and downs of the COVID years, it was such a pleasure to be able to catch up in person and share ideas and stories within the spatial industry. 

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