The Centre has become an Associate Member of IMM Australia represented by Mohsen Kalantari. Abbas Rajabifard and Mohsen Kalantari hosted a meeting with Anni Rowland-Campbell, Vice President of IMM to discuss possible collaborative opportunities.
Mohsen Kalantari attended the Meta 2011 Conference ran by the Institute of Metadata Management (IMM), Australia in Canberra. He presented the Metadata Enrichment concept and prototype system which was well received and acknowledged by the metadata community in the conference.
The research team has been invited to become a member of the Australian Geonetwork User Group. This was due to the successful contribution to Geonetwork and development of the plug-ins.
The research team has hosted meetings with Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) to explore potential collaborative research projects.
The research team hosted a meeting with Mr David Hunter from DPI. The aim of this meeting was to transfer the new version of the MIKE system (on Versi) from DPI to the research team to develop and implement the “Automatic Metadata Enrichment” function.
Hamed Olfat held a meeting with his PhD Advisory Committee members to review his annual progress. The advisory panel approved and acknowledged his progress to-date.
The research team had a visit to Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA)-NSW and ran a workshop for members of NSW Spatial Council Metadata Working Group.
The research team presented latest developments on GeoNetwork plug-ins to DPI.
The research team presented the research project to students from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) during their visit to the Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, the University of Melbourne.
The research team ran a workshop for SII to present the research progress. The team also explored the current status of metadata management process in SII.
The research team designed and developed a new Plug-in titled “Tag Cloud” for GeoNetwork Opensource with the aim of providing users with a way to enrich metadata records with tags (implicitly or explicitly) so that subsequent users benefit from this enrichment in their own searches.
The research team hosted a meeting with people from Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD)- VIC and presented the progress of research project.
The research team designed and developed a new Plug-in titled “Suggestion Box” for GeoNetwork Opensource with the aim of recording and retrieving the previous search words in GeoNetwork Opensource discovery interface.
The research team presented research progress to-date during the workshop ran by Centre for SDIs and Land Administration for Murray-Darling Basin Authority in Canberra.
The research team attended the workshop ran by OMNILINK PTY LTD. The aim of this workshop was to launch a new Spatial Metadata Management Solution titled “Omniscient”.
We would like to welcome Mr. Hervé Senot and Dr. Serryn Eagleson to the research team. Hervé brings his software development expertise to the team and Serryn will be responsible for doing research on GUI for metadata tools. Hervé and Serryn will be working on a part-time basis in the project.
The research team hosted a meeting with Professor David J. Cowen, from Department of Geography, University of South Carolina during his visit to the Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, the University of Melbourne.
Hamed attended the ASPIRE Conference 2010 in Melbourne and presented his PhD progress to-date.
The research team ran a workshop at DSE-SII to present the project progress and discuss the future plan. The research team has planned to visit the department to undertake a case study and develop a prototype system for automatic metadata updating.
Hamed has been granted the Safe Software FME License fund, which has been considered to improve the education and research by Safe Software Inc. Hamed will use the FME software to implement the concept of Automatic Metadata Enrichment Function based on GML files.
The research team hosted a meeting with Mr. Garry Mahon form DSE-SII to discuss the conceptual design for metadata updating process and the relationship between spatial data lifecycle and metadata creation process. This meeting will be followed by a workshop with a wider audience in the DSE.
The research team presented to the Data Management Workshop organized and ran by PSMA in Canberra. This was an overall update on the project progress.
The research team hosted a meeting with Mr David Hunter from DPI-VIC (Bendigo Office). It was the second preparatory meeting for prototyping spatial tagging concept on the MIKE system.
Hamed was successfully granted a “Conference Assistance Scholarship” from the Scholarships Office, the School of Engineering, the University of Melbourne to attend the GSDI-12 World Conference which will be held in Singapore from 18th to 22nd October this year.