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2012

10 December 2012

CSDILA wishes our friends, colleagues and visitors a very merry and safe Christmas and all the best for the New Year, 2013.

7 December 2012

We congratulate Abbas Rajabifard, who was elected as a Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and was awarded his certificate on the 7 December 2012. He was also recently elected as a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

25 November–4 December 2012

Professor Ian Williamson AM attended FIG 8, the Regional FIG Conference in Montevideo, Uruguay from 25–29 November, 2012 where he presented the Centre’s work on AAA land information, and the FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2012 and International Symposium, San Luis, Argentina, 30 November–4 December 2012.

28 November 2012

CSDILA hosted the ‘North West Melbourne Data Integration Project’ workshop 28 November 2012 from 12:15–4:30pm, University House, the University of Melbourne.

21 November 2012

Dr Kalantari is one of 12 young Victorian scientists to win a prestigious Victoria Fellowship. He received the Fellowship on Wednesday 21 November at the State Library of Victoria from the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher. Mohsen is focusing his attention to develop solutions to the growing problem of poor quality or wrong crowd sourced data being incorporated into online maps.

The Victoria Fellowships, each worth $18,000, were first awarded by the Victorian Government in 1998 to recognise young researchers with leadership potential and to enhance their future careers, while developing new ideas which could offer commercial benefit to Victoria.

13 November 2012

CSDILA hosted the seminar National Land Administration Information Infrastructure Research on the 13 Nov 2012. The event highlighted the importance for a national land administration infrastructure (NIMLI) to support sustainable development in identifying the drivers, components and a framework needed for efficient management of land and property. Other land-related study conducted at the Centre, such as Land and Property Management in 3D and Spatial Metadata Automation was also presented.

2 November 2012

RHD students of the Centre atended and presented at the IE Postgraduate Conference 2012. Mr Davood Shojaei, PhD Candidate, was awarded as the best paper presented at the Postgraduate Conference in Geomatics discipline, 2 November 2012.

24-26 October 2012

Ms Serene Ho and Mr Davood Shojaei participated and presented at the Third International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres, 24–26 October, Shenzhen, China.

25 October 2012

Congratulations goes to Aastha Sharma and Isabel Pacheco, the undergraduate students affiliated with our 3D project, who won one out of two awards available for Best Project at the recent Melbourne School of Engineering’s annual Endeavour Design Expo, open to the public and industry, for their project entitled 3D Property Map and the Institution of Property & Land Administration in Victoria.

10–12 October 2012

Prof Abbas Rajabifard attended the SMART Geospatial Expo 2012. He did deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Sharing Geospatial Technology, Experience, Knowledge, CoEX, Seoul, South Korea, 10–12 October 2012.

20 September 2012

Dr Ida Jazayeri presented on ‘Land and Property Management in 3D’ run by SSSI, ISV and SRBV – Land Surveying Seminar, ParkLake Hotel, Shepparton, 20 September 2012.

12 September 2012

Dr Abolghasem Sadeghi-Niaraki, a visiting academic from Inha University, Republic of Korea, gave a presentation as a general departmental seminar about “Ubiquitous based infrastructure engineering projects in South Korea”.

The fast growing ubiquitous infrastructure technologies are capable of improving current urban management and infrastructure planning and development potentials. These technological advancement urban infrastructure developments have recently invented a new paradigm of intelligent infrastructure provision in South Korea. This new paradigm, so called ubiquitous infrastructure, is a combination of urban infrastructures, information and communication technologies and digital networks. Ubiquitous infrastructure refers to an urban infrastructure system where anyone can access any services regardless of time and location via any devices. This presentation introduces these new schemes via ubiquitous based infrastructure engineering projects in South Korea and discusses the constructive effects of these projects on Korean cities to achieve sustainable urban development.

10 September 2012

We welcome Prof Adam Iwaniak, an academic visitor to the Centre, from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Poland, 10 September 2012.

10 September 2012

We welcome Hon. Senior Reseach Fellow, Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, from SKM who will work with CSDILA these next two years., 10 September 2012.

10 September 2012

The Centre welcomes Alireza, a new PhD student now with us, 10 September 2012.

3 September 2012

Dr Arzu Çöltekin, senior researcher and lecturer of Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland, visited the centre.

30 August 2012

Professor Thomas H. Kolbe, Director of the Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, visited the Centre and gave an informative presentation to the research team.

28 August 2012

The Geomatics team representing the Melbourne university won the ISPRS 2012 soccer tournament. There were 6 teams participating from different countries in this competition. The Geomatics team including Mohsen Kalantari(staff), Ali Aien and Sam Amirebrahimi (PhD students), Majid Kiavarz and Abolghasem Sadeghi-Niaraki (visitors) defeated teams from Germany, France and the RMIT university and won the first ever ISPRS soccer competition. The competition was held in Albert Park on the afternoon of 28 August as part of the ISPRS congress social events.

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28 August 2012

Dr Mohsen Kalantari wins Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program Fellowship.

This is an annual exchange scheme for young researchers between Australia and China. Dr Mohsen Kalantari from the Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, Department of Infrastructure Engineering will visit Chinese Universities and research institutes to facilitate long term collaboration. This program is a joint initiative funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The program supports exchange between the two countries from all universities/research institutions. The program facilitates future long term science and research collaboration between Australia and China by bringing together future research leaders from both countries in order to foster long term relationships. It also develops early and mid-career Australian and Chinese researchers by increasing their understanding of the cultures, and particularly the science and research practices and systems, of the two countries and developing their leadership skills as future “science ambassadors” for Australia and China.

27 August 2012

A/Professor Nakagawa Masafum, from Geoinformatics Lab, Shibaura Institute of Technology section, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, visited the centre.

27 August 2012

Due to the ISPRS Congress held in Melbourne, the Centre received visits by delegates from: US, Candada, India, Japan, Poland, South Africa, Malaysia, Iran and Germany.

25 August–1 September 2012

A research team from the Centre presented at the XXII Congress of the ISPRS at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Sam Amirebrahimi and Ali Aien presented. Professor Rajabifard did also chair a session on Sunday 26 September, 11.00am–12.30pm.

20 August 2012

Professor Ayman Habib, Head of the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada, visited the Centre and gave an informative presentation to the research team.

20 August 2012

We are delighted to welcome Ms Felicity Clissold to our Centre as the new Communications Manager.

16 July 2012

The Centre for SDIs and Land Administration did conduct a workshop on Land Research mainly on part of its NIMLI ARC project. The 3D Land and Property project was also presented at this workshop to update the industry partners and also to showcase the relevance between the two projects.

4 June 2012

We are delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Paez, a transport planner, from Colombia to the Centre as a visiting scholar.

2 June 2012

We are delighted to welcome Dr Abolghasem Sadeghi-Niaraki to the Centre as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Abolghasem was awarded the Endeavour Research Fellowship by the Australian Government. He is a full-time lecturer of GIS & IT and faculty member in the Dept. of Geo-Informatic Eng. at INHA University, South Korea.

29–31 May 2012

Mr Sam Amirebrahimi visited Brisbane to attend the "airports of the future" conference in Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC). The aim of this conference was to showcase the progress of the research and recent activities within the government funded "airports of the future" project from 2011.

24 May 2012

Mr Patrick Meehan, Director of Land Surveying for East Coast operations, from VEKTA, visited the centre and discussed about the project of Land and Property Management in 3D.

17 May 2012

Head of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Professor Abbas Rajabifard has been awarded the GSDI Medal at the 2012 Global Spatial Conference in Quebec, Canada.

Professor Rajabifard was presented with this prestigious medal in honour of his service to the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association. Professor Rajabifard has been serving as President of this organisation since 2009.

The Global Spatial Conference was attended by over 680 professionals and government delegates from 56 countries, the UN and other international agencies and industries.

The Melbourne School of Engineering congratulates Professor Rajabifard on this significant honour in recognition of his excellent work.

14–17 May 2012

Prof Abbas Rajabifard, Ms Katie Potts, and Ms Serene Ho attended and presented at the GSDI 13 World Conference in Québec, Canada, 14–17 May 2012.

6–10 May 2012

Dr Mohsen Kalantari and Ms Nilo Tambuwala attended and presented at FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6–10 May 2012.

21–22 April 2012

Led by Dr Mohsen Kalantari, a team from the Centre for SDIs and Land Administration (CSDILA) participated in the 2012 International Space Apps Challenge organised by NASA. The team included Amir Nasr (Research Associate, IE), and postgraduate students Davood Shojaei (PhD, IE) and Moein Ghodrati (Masters student, CSSE). The CSDILA team developed a real-time hazard map application, "Watch-Out", that is powered by social media observations to help provide useful risk information in crisis situations. This application was developed in less than 48 hours during the event. The application was chosen from the Melbourne leg of the Challenge to be put forward for international judging. This year, NASA simultaneously hosted the challenge in 25 cities in 17 countries on all seven continents as well as online. Watch-Out will be featured by NASA for the global judging process in Melbourne, Australia, 21–22 April 2012.

19–20 April 2012

Dr Mohsen Kalantari and Mr Brian Marwick attended and presented at the SSSI National Land Surveying Conference in Melbourne, Australia, 19–20 April 2012.

18 April 2012

Mr Jim Curnow and Mr Michael Burdett, Manager Directors of Alexander Symonds, visited the centre and discussed about the project of Land and Property Management in 3D, 18 April 2012.

3 April 2012

We are delighted to welcome Professor Stéphane Roche to the Centre as a visiting scholar. Stéphane is a full professor of Geographical Information Sciences in the Department of Geomatics Sciences at the Université Laval in Québec, Canada. He was the chair of the Department from June 2007 to May 2011. He was also involved in the Center for Research in Geomatics (CRG), first as Assistant Director and then as Interim Director from 2004 through 2006, 15 March 2012.

3 April 2012

We are delighted to welcome Mr Eric Mwaikambo, a PhD candidate from Ardhi University in Tanzania, to the Centre as a visiting scholar for three months from April – June, 2012.

2 April 2012

We are delighted to welcome Mr Majid Kiavarz, a PhD candidate from Tehran University in Iran, to the Centre as a visiting scholar, 2 April 2012.

15 March 2012

Mr Jim Curnow, Manager Director of Alexander Symonds, visited the centre and discussed about the Land and Property Management in 3D project, 15 March 2012.

8 March 2012

Dr Richard Simpson from nextspace, New Zealand, and Mr Sudarshan Ramachandran from VPAC visited the centre and gave a presentation about 3D visualisation, 8 March 2012.

8–10 February 2012

Mr Muyiwa Agunbiade attended and presented at the 6th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference held in The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 8–10 February, 2012.

2 February 2012

Mr Kevin Tasker (Infrastructure Solution Sales, Bentley Systems, Australia), Mr John Taylor (Industry Solutions Director, Bentley Systems, Australia), and Mr Dionnald Beh Boonheng (Geospatial Senior Application Engineer, Bentley Systems, Malaysia, ‘via Skype’) visited the centre and discussed about the Land and Property Management in 3D project, 2 February 2012.

January 2012

We are delighted to welcome Ms Rose Macey to our Centre as the new Executive Assistant to the Head of Department and Director of the Centre, Professor Abbas Rajabifard, January, 2012.

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