Catching up with the latest in spatial data applications
The annual REROC (Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils) conference was held at the beginning of March in Wagga Wagga, and it was one we weren’t going to miss. Not only was it a chance to catch up with our Unity Asset Manage customers, it was a great opportunity to meet with GIS specialists from other Councils across New South Wales. Plus, it was the first face-to-face conference in all of Australia since Covid-19 hit – and we definitely weren’t going to miss out on that!
REROC is made up of NSW councils and utilities: Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Greater Hume, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Goldenfields Water and Riverina Water. Of those, Coolamon, Greater Hume, Lockhart and Riverina Water are current Univerus customers, using our asset management solution Unity Asset Manage.
Held over two days, the conference featured speakers and presentations highlighting the diversity of applications for spatial data, geographic information systems and their supporting technologies. Guest speakers with local and national experience showcased the use of spatial data to enhance the operation and delivery of government services, including several presentations from NSW Spatial Services.
For us, it was a great opportunity to catch up with our current Unity Asset Manage customers. We enjoyed introducing them to more of the Univerus story, such as new functionalities the solution offers, and we had some interesting and valuable discussions as they offered their feedback on it.
It also gave us the chance to introduce ourselves to people from the other attending councils, to answer their questions about Unity Asset Manage, and to demonstrate why their neighbours across NSW are using it. We showcased the strength of our integration with GIS, specifically that the software is now significantly more streamlined and easier to use in terms of inputting attribute data than traditional GIS software applications. It interfaces with ArcGIS, Mapinfo, QGIS, and can integrate with webGIS systems for organisational-wide viewing of information. The GIS teams are a core element of the Unity Asset Manage solution.
And of course, we got to attend some of the presentations, which were highly interesting, especially those offered by NSW Spatial Services. Of particular note were:
- Shawn Ryan’s Imagery and Elevation update
- Simone Reedy on Addressing in NSW
For us, the conference was a great chance to touch base with old friends and meet new ones. Additionally, suppliers of spatial technology and mapping services and technologies had trade stands, so we enjoyed connecting and building relationships with them.
Most of all, it was a fantastic opportunity to put Unity Asset Manage on show and demonstrate why it’s the asset management solution of choice for a number of these councils.
If you’d like to hear more about the REROC Mapped Out conference and how our asset management solution shone, don’t hesitate to get in touch.