Archive | June, 2011

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

June 29, 2011

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The review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Street addressing is being sponsored by ICSM, with the review being overseen by the AS/NZS4819 Street Addressing Special Interest Group (SASIG), including: EMSINA a group of spatial practitioners in emergency management. ESTA Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority Victoria Naming & Addressing authorities from each State and Territory & […]

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Manningham Marked!

June 29, 2011

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Eighteen Emergency Markers (EMs) have been installed in the Manningham City Council covering the areas of Ruffey Lake park, Bulleen Park, Wittons Reserve, Stiggant Reserve, Warrandyte River Reserve and Buck Reserve. Other developments: Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail has been confirmed with work commencing in the new financial year. Shire of Yarra Ranges will extend […]

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Street Addressing to align with AS/NZS 4819:2011 DRAFT content

June 29, 2011

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CONTENT UNDER DEVELOPMENT Background Documents on AS/NZS 4819:2011 Rural and urban addressing The new Standard was prepared by the Street Address Working Group of ICSM for the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee and published in November 2011. Unfortunately it is not an Open Standard: The IP sits with Standards Australia. The ICSM has funded the distribution […]

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Legal framework for street addressing, Victoria (Draft)

June 29, 2011

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Who is responsible? Approaches to resolving addressing disputes differ across Local Governments. There is no single piece of legislation. “Under what legislation can we tell surveyors to adjust plans (with poor addressing)? ” Approaches vary, but one rates officer I spoke to said, “Its fairly simple really. We advise that the plans submitted do not […]

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Communications Plan for AS/NZS 4819 (DRAFT)

June 29, 2011

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Material for preparing state promotional strategies for the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Street addressing AS/NZS 4819 .  Each jurisdiction will develop their own communications plan, leveraging some shared materials developed through ICSM. The Street Addressing Special Interest Group (SASIG) met at Land Victroria in late July 2011 to review the many submissions on the Draft. The promotional […]

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Checkif your Victorian address is correct

June 29, 2011

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When it comes to your address in Victoria Australia the message is fairly simple: 1. Check that it’s right in the authoritative digital map data data: Vicmap Address. That’s important, because Vicmap Address is used by Victoria’s emergency services, including the Triple 000 dispatch. If your address is not right in Vicmap this could lead to a delay […]

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VicMap Address users

June 28, 2011

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When calling Triple 0 in Victoria, using the address in the DSE Vicmap data will guarantee a fast and efficient response. Just some of the Victorian organizations using Vicmap data: Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA). The Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) digital map used for emergency dispatching to CFA, MFB, Ambulance Victoria, VicSES and VicPol. VicMap […]

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Vanity Addresses

June 28, 2011

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A vanity address is where people make use of an address which may ‘sound nice’ but does not really represent the building’s true physical location.  (You might enjoy this article about New York where ‘address peacocking’ is both an art form and, more disturbingly, a business). Maybe a building does have correct addressing, but for prestige, legacy or some other reasons […]

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Event announcement: San Remo July 5th 2011 AS/NZS4819 Bass Coast Workshop

June 27, 2011

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Thanks to Paul Lennox for organising another in a series of hands-on workshops for local governments with Dr Laura Kostanski from the DSE Office of Geographic Names. It’s great to be invited and to help further clarify some of the grey areas. We want the revised standard AS/NZS4819 to make life easier for Local Government. […]

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The frontline of street addressing: Councils

June 24, 2011

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The changes to the Australian / New Zealand AS/NZS4819: Rural and Urban Addressing Standard will be a considerable improvement on the 2003 version, providing more clarity in a shorter document. The working group (SASIG) intends to preparing a framework for maintaining online materials and support, with more helpful guidelines, FAQs and other materials to help […]

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