AAM held a 3D GIS Seminar and K2Vi Workshop last week on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November. The 3D GIS Seminar on Thursday enticed over 50 delegates from around Australia; whilst the training workshop on Friday attracted about 20 attendees, including non-users of K2Vi. The audience included a diverse mix of spatial professionals from the public and private sectors representing a broad range of industries.
The seminar was intended for both existing K2Vi users and those organisations investigating the benefits of 3D GIS. With the rapid growth in customers using 3D GIS to solve their planning needs, the important aspect of the seminar was the sharing of ideas and experiences, as well as the intriguing presentations.
A popular part of the seminar was the series of real life user stories, presented by current K2Vi users. The story of how the City of Melbourne has used K2Vi to plan their New Year’s Eve fireworks display was well-received. Also with an increase in using 3D for BIM and Cadastre Surveying, Thomas Werner’s (AAM) presentation generated a lively discussion.
We would like to thank all our guest speakers on the day; David Hassett from City of Melbourne, Bob Germaine from Regional Development Australia, Lihua Zhao and David Haron from NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure, Kelly van der Zanden from DFP and Thomas Werner from AAM. We appreciate the time and effort you put into preparing and delivering your presentations.
The training workshop on Friday was delivered by AAM’s 3D specialists; Colin Knowles, Darko Radiceski, Ivo Bozic and Jethro Leevers. We were excited to see some non-users of K2Vi attended the workshop. Without any previous experience using K2Vi, these guests continuously commented on how simple the software was to use. All current users gained additional information and tips on the software, which will be beneficial in their daily working lives.
We were excited by the response to this latest event and look forward to running events focusing on other products and services in the future.