NARGIS 93: Proceedings of the North Australian Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Forum
Riley SJ, Devonport C, Waggitt PW & Fitzpatrick B (eds)
Supervising Scientist 1993
ISBN 0 644 32536 4
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- List of participants
- Invited speaker
- Professor Donald W Watts - The emerging plans of the Australian Space Council
- Session 1 Resource assessment
- Keynote paper Dennis J Puniard - Remote sensing coming of age: From research adolescence to operational maturity
- Ian Bestow - Developments in the GIS of the Central Land Council
- Brenda Pitts - The use of GIS for better planning and management in National Parks in Central Australia
- K Nicholson, L Mitchefi & R Tynan - GIS for semi-arid and pastoral management
- Kate Sanford-Readhead - Establishing integrated field survey, data base and GIS analysis in the Flora Management Unit CCNT
- Ian McNaught - The origins, development and outlook for the Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy (CYPLUS) GIS
- EN Bui & LG Rogers - Use of remote sensing and geographical information systems in the Dalrymple Shire for resource assessment and salinity risk prediction
- Peter Brocklehurst - Using hard copy imagery and GIS technology for the production and interpretation of a small scale vegetation map in the NT: An overview
- Amanda Brook - Use of NOAA‑AVHRR data to discriminate spatial variation in vegetation cover in hummock grasslands of Central Australia
- Session 2 Environmental modelling
- Keynote paper PA Burrough - Modelling land resource scenarios with field data, remote sensing and process models in GIS is easy?
- Helen Neave, Tony Norton & Henry Nix - Putting wildlife in the picture: A GIS and process based approach
- Alan Beswick, Ken Brook, John Carter, Tim Danaher, Frank Duncalfe, Neil Flood, Patricia Hugman, Alan Peacock, Robert Young - Visualisation of environmental models: A case study and demonstration
- Angus Duguid - Establishing a database of natural resources of the MacDonnell and Central Ranges
- C Devonport & SJ Riley - Towards an operational GIS for the Alligator Rivers Region
- Peter W Eklund - How many datapoints can we generalise from? Prospects for artificial intelligence in GIS
- NW./ Hazelton - Temporal GIS: An overview
- Session 3 Information systems as management tools
- Keynote paper Andrew K Skidmore - Environmental models in GIS and remote sensing
- Peter Wilson - Achieving a large scale operational GIS
- Andrew Turk - User-centred GIS: Human factors in the design of geographic information systems
- Denise Stavrakas / Chukwudozie Ezigbalike - Implementing a geographic information system for local government accounting
- Leslie Searle - Legalities associated with shared data sets in a GIS: Johnstone River catchment as a case study
- Mark Poulter - The integration of earth observation data into GIS ‑ A view from the UK
- Ian Salley - Geodata: GIS quality data-at last!
- Tony M Orr & Garth A Morgan - Remote sensing for military decision support
- Session 4 Resource monitoring and management
- Keynote paper AK Milne - Spatial information systems and monitoring environmental change: The role of remote sensing
- NeY Freeman & Frank Bullen - Bushfire mapping in northern Australia using AVHRR data
- Don Pidsley, Daryl Chin & Russel Sanders - Use of SPOT imagery to map the extent of tidal intrusion onto the Mary River floodplain
- JF Wallace, AMcR Holm & PE Novelly - Rangeland condition assessment and monitoring using multi-temporal Landsat data
- Frank Bullen - Mapping AustralWs plant cover using multi-temporal AVHRR data
- Gary Bastin Geoff Pickup, Vanessa Chewings & Graham Pearce Grazing gradient methods for determining grazing impact from remotely-sensed data
- Richard Durieu & Jeremy Russell-Smith - Firescar mapping in Kakadu National Park using Landsat MSS and TNTMIPS (the map and image processing system)
- Bernard Fitzpatrick & Megan Allen - A proposed methodology for monitoring soil erosion hazard using multi-temporal Landsat data and land unit mapping
- Terry Stewart, Ian Mathews, Steve Tickell, Des Yin Foo, & Amanda Brook - Assessment of the usefulness of NOAA‑AVHRR satellite imagery for monitoring the extent of flooding for large internal drainage systems in the Northern Territory
- JA Bellamy, D Lowes & IM McLeod - A spatial decision support system for assessing the state of grazing lands
- Poster papers
- Paul T Carello - Some meteorological uses of the AVHRR
- David Crossley, Marfa Cofinas, Matthew Bolton - Is your territory covered? Designing effective surveys
- Andrew Willson - Current projects of the Remote Sensing and Fire Ecology Unit
- Craig Walker, Marian McCabe & Jenny Malone - Coastal Resources Atlas
The 1993 North Australian Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Forum (NARGIS 93) was.held at the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences in Darwin between 9‑11 August. The aim of the conference was to bring together practitioners in northern Australia and elsewhere who had an interest in and experience with the application of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information systems (GIS) in the north Australian environment. The overall theme of the conference was the application of RS and GIS in natural resource management.
The organising committee comprised Chris Devonport, Northern. Territory University (NTU); Peter Waggitt, Office of the Supervising Scientist (OSS); Bernard Fitzpatrick, Geoimage Pty Ltd, formerly of the Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory (CCNT); and Steven Riley (OSS). The Forum was supported by a number of organisations, including the Office of the Supervising Scientist, the Australian Centre for Remote Sensing (ACRES), the Australian Institute of Cartographers (AIC) and the Australasian Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Inc (AURISA).
NARGIS 93 was used as an opportunity to poll the RS and GIS community of Australia on past and present applications of these technologies in northern Australia. The survey is ongoing and will not be completed until late 1993. However, an interim report was delivered to the Forum by Peter Waggitt and Chris Devonport.
The organising committee would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their support and assistance throughout the planning and operation of NARGIS 93: OSS, NTU, CCNT, AIC, AURISA, and ACRES. We specifically would like to thank Dr Arthur Johnston, Director of the Alligator Rivers Region Research Institute (OSS); Associate Professor Charles Webb, Northem Territory University; Matti Urvet, Director of CCNT, Virginia Walsh and Ron Lister of AURISA; and Bob Walker of Geoimage Pty Ltd. Assistance with organisation during the conference was provided by Nola Smith from NTU, Jenny Selkirk and Ken Evans from OSS, Michael Clarke and Cheryl Huckerby from NTU and the staff of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences.
NARGIS 93 was a consequence of a workshop held in Darwin in October 1992. After that event several people suggested that perhaps there was a need for a larger, more formal gathering to bring the RS and GIS communities together. The wide ranging support given to NARGIS 93 by the RS and GIS communities throughout Australia suggests that a previously empty niche has been filled. For this reason it is hoped that NARGIS will become established as a biennial event of significance on the RS/GIS calendar.