November 12, 2012

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NSW Comprehensive Property Addressing System Program (CPAS)

As may be obvious from my previous posts ( eg AS/NZS4819)  I’ve long been an advocate for street address information as a rather useful thing, particularly in the development of web services and automated processes for service delivery.  I’m very pleased to have joined the Geonaming Solutions Team, working for NSW Land and Property Information (LPI) on […]

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May 20, 2012

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Base Layers for QLD TOM2 Map

The Queensland Department of Community Safety (DCS) Total Operational Mapping (TOM2) map service is available to several thousand internal DCS staff, by typing “TOM” into their browsers in the internal DESPortal. TOM2 includes a variety of options for background layers. [Note: The screen clips were taken during the initial rollout, the appearance of the viewer […]

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March 29, 2012

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“Where’s the beef in GIS”?

I recently tweeted a link to an article published in Spatial Source, entitled ”  Geospatial information GIS to revolutionise flood insurance, with quotes from  Simon Thompson (Director, Commercial Marketing at ESRI  in the USA). “Mr Thompson said the spatial industry has traditionally been more focused on technology instead of information sharing, but this is now changing.” […]

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March 18, 2012

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Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry

Like many others (erm,  sure) I’m spending a few Sunday afternoon hours in the company of the 600 odd page Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry Final Report released on March 16, 2012. Requirement 2.11 strikes me as understandably impatient with the familiar bureaucratic wrangling and argy-bargy that goes on around government spatial data repositories. Section […]

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January 4, 2012

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Review and new outline for AS/NZS 4819 Rural and Urban Addressing

I worked for two years on the SASIG, representing the interests of emergency services in what has been a major overhaul of this Standard, published November 2011. The trickier problem of legacy addresses The new AS/NZS 4819 was developed as best practice for the assignment of new addresses, but the thousands of problem ‘legacy’ addresses […]

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December 6, 2011

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User notes for Qld Community Intelligence Map (CIM)

Novice users of the new Queensland  Community Intelligence Map (CIM) can stymied by the small things.  For those who are comfortable using Googlemaps the CIM is very intuitive, but to make GIS more accessible to a wider audience sometimes a newbie starter kit can help! (This will be a work in progress…I’ll try to add content when […]

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December 5, 2011

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New public Queensland Community Intelligence Map (CIM) for disasters

I’m working for Queensland Department of Community Safety  for six months, as a member of the All Hazards Information Management Program.  One of the projects on this program is the Public Engagement Capability Project which is delivering social media to the department and community.  On  December 1st, 2011 as part of the Emergency Services & Safety Website, […]

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October 27, 2011

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Putting Hughesy the Pothole Warrior onto Neatstreets

Hey, so  what’s this I hear that Hughesy was bitchin’ about tripping head-over-heels on a deep footpath hole on Chapel Street as he was jogging (they contacted Stonnington CC who said that they have a quick-response team to deal with these issues). Hughesy the Pothole Warrior, have you got one that needs filling?  (slide to […]

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October 27, 2011

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Losing the car (and liking it).

About two months ago my husband had a bingle and the insurer wrote off our car.  We decided not to replace it and after two months I can honestly say we  really don’t miss the car  at all.  We have not only decreased our environmental footprint but we have also also reaped financial benefits. The […]

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October 25, 2011

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Speakers finalized for GeoRabble, and the countdown begins

http://www.eventbrite.com/countdown-widget?eid=2332293954 Event registration for GeoRabble Melbourne #1 GeoRabble program…. Welcome by Francisco Urbina, of GeoRabble Sydney and handover to our Melbourne RabbleMaster, Sally Waller Presenters: Stewart Hay: “Losing My Religion” Them’s fightin’ words….a look at where GIS fits as an “industry’. Claudia Aberl : “To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question – […]

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