Compass stand at Compass12In September 2012, Compass Informatics  hosted its annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. More than two hundred clients, partners, and staff attended and benefited from interesting and challenging presentations of our information and mapping technologies work, plus a series of workshops  on Compass’ field and surveying solutions. Conference presentations are now available for viewing – videos & PDFs. A useful resource we hope.

Compass12 – Annual Conference

Data Analysis : Information Discovery : Mapping Technologies

13 September 2012 – Dublin, Ireland

Click on the Speaker’s name to download their presentations as secured PDF files. Click on the video icon for the YouTube video link.

The printed programme can be downloaded here. The Compass12 Conference Report can be downloaded here (PDF).

 8.30 – 9.30 – Registration

9.30 – 9.40 – Welcome

9.40 – 9.55 – Keynote 

  • Are We There Yet? Pushing back on GIS to reveal its true potential! Tom Stafford, Environmental Protection Agency.

APPLICATIONS STRAND

10.00 – 10.40 – Future Views

  • Your national mapping agency: A valuable role in the modern and future economy. Hugh Mangan, Ordnance Survey of Ireland.
  • Geological Survey of Ireland and INFOMAR seabed survey – issues and the future view. Koen Verbruggen, Geological Survey of Ireland.

10.40 – 11.15 – Break / Exhibition / Demonstrations

11.15 – 12.20 – Enterprise Solutions

  • Severn Trent Water – Biosolids Integrated Operations (BIO) solution: Supporting 700,000 Tonnes of Sludge. Simon Dick & Oliver Castle, Clearpower & Compass Informatics.
  • LEMA – Delivering a Licensing and Enforcement Management Application – Mapping & Data Analysis in a Service Oriented Environment. Tom Stafford, Environmental Protection Agency.
  • National Biodiversity Data Centre. A New Piece of Ireland’s Data Infrastructure. Liam Lysaght, National Biodiversity Data Centre / Compass Informatics.

12.20 – 1.00 – RAPID FIRE SNAPSHOTS 1

  • Compass MapView – Rapid web mapping and reporting toolkit. Andy Day, Compass Informatics
  • Integrating spatial data into office solutions: Using Dynamics CRM and SharePoint. Gert Conradie, Compass Informatics
  • iGeotec & the Ubipix spatial video on your smartphone, Gearóid Ó Riain, Compass Informatics / iGeotec
  • Compass MobileGIS – Mobile mapping app development. Andy Day, Compass Informatics
  • Data analysis unlocked through mapping. Ali Robinson & Omar Sarhan, Compass Informatics

1.00 – 2.00 – Light Lunch / Exhibition / Demonstrations

2.00 – 3.10 – Planning

  • Tourism Scorecards: Data analytics and destination planning. Beverley Sherwood, Fáilte Ireland.
  • A Web Based Development Contributions Model for the National Health Service, UK. William Hynes, Downey Hynes Partnership.
  • Heritage Map Viewer: A Heritage Data and Planning Resource for Ireland. Beatrice Kelly, The Heritage Council.
  • Pobal Maps: A gateway for data sharing and working smarter. John Manning, Pobal.

3.10 – 3.40 – Break / Exhibition / Demonstrations

3.40 – 4.15 – RAPID FIRE SNAPSHOTS 2

  • Compass River NetworkSolver & Compass Road NetworkSolver – Tools in analysis and modelling. Seth Girvin, Compass Informatics
  • The National Invasive Species Database. Colette O’Flynn, National Biodiversity Data Centre / Compass Informatics.
  • Update on Land Use Land Cover Mapping & Progress towards a National Programme. Kevin Lydon, Environmental Protection Agency / Compass Informatics

4.15 – 4.55 – Transportation

  • NapTAN – Creation of a national transport stopping points database. Peter Cranny National Transport Authority.
  • Delivering a Cross Local Authority Cross Platform Roads Management Solution. Paul Fox, Local Government Management Agency.

4.55 – 5.00 – Brief Closing Comments

  • Gearóid Ó Riain, Compass Informatics

5.00-5.45 – Exhibition / Demonstrations

SURVEYING WORKSHOPS

10.00 – 10.40 – Survey Solutions Overview

11.15 – 1.00 – Solutions WorkshopsLouis Mullen & Seamus Costello Chair – Louis Mullen

Presentation by expert staff with opportunity to deal with user queries and challenges during the course of the session.

  • Spectra Precision including Ashtech – Survey instruments and solutions
  • Handheld Europe – Ruggedised field computing
  • User case studies

2.00 – 3.10 – Surveying Workshops (Continued) Chair – Louis Mullen

Presentation by expert staff with opportunity to deal with user queries and challenges during the course of the session.

3.10 – 3.40 – Break / Exhibition / Demonstrations

DATA DISCOVERY

3.40 – 4.15 – Data Discovery Chair – Roger Longhorn

  • Update from INSPIRE – What to watch out for next. Roger Longhorn, Compass Informatics.
  • Spatial Web Services: Primer, demonstration and resource list. Ali Robinson, Compass Informatics.
  • Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE) – A Revised Solution. Oliver Castle, Compass Informatics / Marine Institute.

 

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