ANZ Launch of the Locus Charter
Date & Time
Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
- 4:00 pm
The Locus Charter is based on a broad international collaboration of governments, organizations and individual practitioners seeking to ensure the ethical & responsible use of location data throughout the world.
Since 2019, the Benchmark Initiative and EthicalGEO initiatives have supported international dialogues with geospatial professionals and organizations, to explore what it means to use location data responsibly in different contexts. These dialogues have strongly suggested that common international principles could help users of geospatial data make more informed decisions, and provide the basis for communication with people affected by those decisions. The Locus Charter has been developed through international workshops, and forms the basis for further collaboration. Click here to view the document.
Join us for the Australian & New Zealand Launch of the Charter and to find out more about how to get involved. Writing the document is one thing, building a community around it so that it can become a living part of how we operate as a profession and an industry is the next evolution.
Presenting the Locus Charter
Denise McKenzie & Ben Hawes – Co-Directors, Benchmark Initiative
The Locus Charter proposes that wider, shared understanding of risks and solutions relating to uses of location data can improve standards of practice, and help protect individuals and the public interest. We hope the Charter can improve understanding of risk, so those can be managed, and the many benefits of geospatial technologies can be realised for individuals and societies.
Danika Bakalich - General Manager, Spatial Industries Business Association
Danika joins us as the new General Manager of SIBA|GITA to discuss some of the key ethical issues arising in industry around the use of spatial data. Her strategic focus and experience has been on industry development in areas which directly impact on community sustainability, economic growth through industry participation, industry and community beneficiation development (direct and indirect) through commercial and profit-for-good initiatives.
Kathryn Salm - President, Survey & Spatial New Zealand
Kathryn has been a Council member leading the Spatial Professional Stream for S+SNZ since 2017. Christchurch based, she is an Associate and NZ Spatial Service Line Lead for Aurecon, and NZ Business Development Manager for FrontierSI. Kathryn has a PhD, and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, from the University of Canterbury and brings a wealth of experience to the S+SNZ Council that spans geospatial across government, industry and education/research.
Lesley Arnold - President-Elect, Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute
Dr Lesley Arnold is Director and owner of consulting firm Geospatial Frameworks Ltd. Lesley is currently engaged by the United Nations Statistics Division supporting the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM) Legal and Policy Working Group and is working with organisations in developing guidelines for data release to support ethical practices. She works remotely with Fiji, Nepal, Tonga and Mongolia providing guidance for strengthening Geospatial Information Management towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Lesley is currently on the Board for SSSI and AuScope and is also the current Chair of the SSSI Special Interest Group on Disaster Management and Recovery.
Peter Sippel - Consulting Survey Manager, Veris Australia
Peter is a registered consulting cadastral surveyor with over 40 years’ experience across the development, mining, infrastructure and energy industries. Peter was chair of the Board of Surveyors of Queensland from 2007 – 2017. He is a fellow of both the SSSI and Urban Development Institute (Queensland Division). Peter has a leading role in 3D Qld, a government / private sector taskforce guiding the transition to a digital cadastral foundational dataset in Queensland. Closely linked to the 3D Qld initiative is the Cadastre Qld Transformation project under the direction of the Department Resources, of which Peter is currently the chair of the surveying industry focus group for this project. In his current role at Veris, Peter is a source of technical excellence for clients and colleagues in Survey, Spatial, and Tenure consulting. He also forms part of the Veris Thought Leadership and Advisory Group - Vertex, which recognises his position as an industry leader, providing strategic advice to the Veris Board and Leadership Team.
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Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.
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Katie Le Miere