It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 3D Australia Conference 2017, Melbourne, Australia


12th 3D Geoinfo Conference 2017 – 26 and 27 October

The 3D GeoInfo Conference aims at bringing together international researchers from academia, industry and government in the field of 3D geoinformation. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum to researchers in the fields of data collection, advanced modelling approaches, data analysis and visualisation.


BIM-GIS Integration Workshop – 25 October

BIM-GIS Integration will be organised as a pre–conference workshop session of the 3D GeoInfo 2017. The IAG WG4.2.4 is organising this workshop to provide a platform for researchers to present and discuss their work in the various aspects of BIM and GIS integration. Participation in the BIM-GIS integration Workshop is included in the 3D Geoinfo registration fee.


3D Cadastres symposium and training – 24 October

The 3D Cadastre symposium will present Centre for SDIs and Land Administration’s previous and current research topics related to 3D Cadastre. It will also provide training on the implementation of 3D digital cadastral systems.


We welcome you all to take part in this event by sharing with us your expertise and passion for 3D data and technologies.


On behalf of the 3D Australia 2017 organising committee

12th 3D GeoInfo Conference

Conference Dates | 26-27 October 2017

Submission of full papers
Open | 15 March 2017
Deadline | 20 April 2017
Extended Deadline | 30 April 2017

Notification of acceptance (*conditional) | 20 May 2017

Submission of revised full papers deadline | 20 June 2017

Final notification of acceptance of full papers | 30 June 2017

Short Paper Presentations and Posters

Submission of extended abstracts
Open | 15 March 2017
Deadline | 20 May 2017

Notification of acceptance | 20 June 2017

1st International IAG Workshop on BIM and GIS Integration

Workshop | 25 October 2017

Submission of extended abstracts
Open | 15 March 2017
Deadline | 20 April 2017
Extended Deadline | 30 April 2017

Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts (*conditional) | 20 May 2017

Submission of revised extended abstracts | 20 June 2017

Final notification of acceptance | 30 June 2017

*conditional to addressing reviewers comments

3D GeoInfo Conference

The 12th 3D Geoinfo Conference is part of the joint event 3D Australia 2017. The conference will focus on 3D developments and 3D applications in advanced 3D data and technologies. The conference will provide a platform for these topics to be discussed and research ideas exchanged, as well as promote international collaboration in geoinformation, 3D data analysis and visualisations.

The conference will address topics including:

• 3D Geoinformation Requirements
• 3D Spatial Data Infrastructure & Integration
• 3D Data Acquisition and Processing
• 3D GIS, Real-Time, Big Data
• 4D/5D Modelling, BIM
• 3D Spatial Databases
• 3D Data Management Systems and Point Cloud
• 3D Standards for Geospatial Technologies
• 3D Open Source Development
• 3D City Modelling and CityGML standards
• 3D Geometry, Topology and Semantics
• 3D Data Analysis and Visualisation, Augmented and Virtual Reality
• 3D Spatial Analysis and Simulation
• 3D Modelling for Smart Cities
• 3D Indoor and Outdoor Navigation
• 3D GIS Applications (Cadastre, utilities, city and urban planning, geology, disaster and risk management, environmental simulation, archaeology)
• 3D GeoWeb
• 3D Marine Information Systems


Researchers are invited to submit full papers or extended abstracts (1000-1500 words) describing original and unpublished fundamental scientific research and applications. All manuscripts will be subject to a peer review process.


Full papers accepted after peer review will be published in ISPRS Annals, while shorter papers accepted after peer review (of extended abstract) in ISPRS Αrchives. Therefore, submitting authors should follow the guidelines listed on ISPRS website.


BIM and GIS Integration Workshop

This is the first workshop organised by the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration as an emerging area of research and development.


The effective integration of BIM and GIS provides opportunity for application across many domains including architecture, urban planning, disaster management, infrastructure engineering, facilities management, construction, policy and decision making.


This workshop focuses on integration challenges and considers the technical, legal and institutional barriers in bringing BIM and GIS together. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal and institutional considerations
  • Integrated collaborative environments
  • Standards in BIM and GIS
  • Level of details and level of development
  • Interoperability and geo-referencing
  • Integration for Decision Science and Risks
  • Automatic change analysis between BIM and GIS models
  • 3D visualisation
  • Virtual design and construction
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Algorithms to generate BIM/GIS models from point cloud data
  • BIM and GIS integration with 3D point clouds

Please submit an extended abstract (3000 words) to present at the workshop. We encourage you to focus on the challenges of integrating BIM and GIS. Potential solutions will be shared and discussed during the workshop. All submissions will be subject to review by a scientific committee.


Depending on the topic, authors of selected high quality papers will be invited to extend the abstract for publication in a special collection of the Journal of Surveying Engineering or a special issue of the Journal of Spatial Sciences.

3D Cadastre Training


This training workshop will familiarise participants with 3D digital cadastral methods for defining legal boundaries. It will also address how to define owners’ legal rights associated with a wide range of private (e.g. apartment units, car parks and storage areas), communal (e.g. corridors, lobbies and elevators), and public (e.g. roads and parks) properties within complex building developments.


The following items will be covered in this training workshop:

  • Understanding the spatial arrangements and boundaries of legal rights in buildings
  • Creating land and property information in 3D digital environments, including:
    • Various types of legal boundaries in a 3D digital data environment
    • Spatial structures for arranging various parts of each legal right
    • Specific legal attributes to be assigned each legal right
  • Visualising and querying 3D land and property information
    • Visualise and interact with 3D legal objects
    • Find parts of each legal object
    • Find boundaries of each legal object
    • Perform queries based on legal attributes


24 Tuesday

25 Wednesday

26 Thursday

27 Friday

Program 3D Cadastres Training BIM and GIS Integration Workshop 3D GeoInfo Conference 3D GeoInfo Conference
Gala Dinner


Online Registration Available Here

Early Bird (until 30th June)

Late Registration

3D GeoInfo Conference

AUD 700

AUD 800

Student: 3D GeoInfo Conference

AUD 350

AUD 400

3D Cadastres Training

AUD 500

AUD 600

Student: 3D Cadastres Training

AUD 300

AUD 400

BIM and GIS Integration Workshop



Joint 3D Geoinfo Conference and 3D Cadastres Training

AUD 900

AUD 1,000

Student: Joint 3D GeoInfo Conference and 3D Cadastres Training

AUD 650

AUD 800

* Participation in the workshop is free with registration to the 3D GeoInfo Conference, however places are limited so please register in advance.

A Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 26th October. Please specify if you would like to attend when you register.


3D GeoInfo Conference Submission Webpage:

Conference template (full papers and extended abstracts) :

BIM-GIS Integration Workshop Submission Webpage:

Workshop template:     pdf     word

Organisers and Partners


Media Partners

The University of Melbourne

3D Australia 2017 will be held on the University of Melbourne Parkville campus.


Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society, research, learning, teaching and engagement. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and 33 in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016). The campus is also a beautiful setting for 3D Australia 2017 and both visitors are encouraged to explore it while they’re here. You can learn more about the culture and history of the University by taking a campus tour

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The University of Melbourne is also very close to one of the world’s most liveable cities, the vibrant City of Melbourne. Melbourne is full of fantastic restaurants and cafés, music venues and museums. To find out more about what to do in Melbourne, please visit and





We have selected a number of accommodation options both close to the University and further afield to help you explore Melbourne. For those booking accommodation, please note that this is a very busy time for Melbourne, with the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup horse races at this time, as well as the Rugby World Cup Opening game. These events will put Melbourne accommodation options in high demand and we recommend that you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


To book one of the listed accommodation options at a discounted rate, please quote ‘The University of Melbourne’ when making your reservation - unless otherwise stated below.

Arrow on Swanston

3 Star

488 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053


Direct booking:

Ph: +61 3 9225 9000


IBIS Melbourne

3.5 Star

IBIS Melbourne on Therry – 15 Therry Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


IBIS Melbourne on Swanston – 609 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053


IBIS Melbourne on Little Bourke – 600 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 9666 0000


A link will be made available shortly for 10% off the cost of your reservation.


Mercure Melbourne

4 Star

43 Therry Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 937 6666


Fraser Place

4 Star

19 Exploration Lane, Melbourne


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 9669 6888


An offer code will be made available shortly to gain 15% off the cost of your reservation.

The discount will only be valid for bookings made before 24th of September 2017 and are subject to availability.


Rydges on Swanston

4.5 Star

701 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 9347 7811


The Larwill Studio

4 Star

48 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 9032 9111


To book at a discounted rate (starting at $160 per night), please call registrations on 1800 278 468 and quote ‘The University of Melbourne’.


Oaks Melbourne

4 Star

Oaks on Williams 350 William Street, Melbourne 3000


Oaks on Lonsdale 23-33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Oaks on Collins 480 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 0055 4275


An offer code will be made available shortly to gain 10% off the cost of your reservation.


Vibe Carlton

4 Star

441 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3052


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 9380 9222



Novotel on Collins

4.5 Star

270 Collins Street Melbourne 3000


Direct Booking:

Ph: +61 3 9667 5800


An offer code will be made available shortly for a discounted rate on your reservation.

Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you!


Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration






  • Address
    Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration
    Department of Infrastructure Engineering | Faculty of Engineering
    The University of Melbourne
    Parkville, Victoria 3010