Archive | July, 2011

Notification for Edit Service (NES)

July 30, 2011

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The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)  Victoria ‘Notification for Edit Service’, NES (built by Geomatic Technologies) is a web mapping service (using Microsoft VE+).  It was based on the concept of ‘crowd sourcing’ or ‘micro-tasking’ map error notifications with a maintenance process. NES  bypasses some of the old manual paperwork that was involved in […]

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Repository of [non Australian] work on Street Addressing Standards or implementation

July 29, 2011

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STUB PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION England/Wales – National Address Gazeteer (NAG) 2011 UK government set up a joint venture – GeoPlace – between Ordnance Survey and the Local Government Group  for a definitive national address gazetteer (NAG). The MRS Census and Geodemographics Group (CGG) objects to the   proposed hybrid access regime with products were free to the public […]

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Duplicate road name dilemma

July 24, 2011

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The revised ASNZS4819:2011 will emphasize that road names should not be duplicated in the same or nearby localities. In this post I explain some of the problems in cases where not only are there  two different roads with the same name, but both also intersect another road in twoi different locations. The 000 emergency call-takers in Victoria will always ask the name […]

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Vicmap and Address Data Governance

July 18, 2011

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The state of Victoria has an ‘authoritative’ government address database (Vicmap Address) which is, by national standards, a high quality data product.  An less current version of Vicmap is used in the making of the national PSMA G-Naf data. The Vicmap Address and related Vicmap Transport and Vicmap Admin  products can be costly to use and licencing […]

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Social media and building geospatial bridges

July 7, 2011

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SOCIAL MEDIA seems to have a POLARIZING effect on people…. By Australian standards I made an early entry into social media – five years on LinkedIn, almost three years on Twitter – so I’ve been engaginging online with overseas colleagues for a long time. It’s good to see increasing numbers of my spatial colleagues joining […]

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Talking about place: ARC Linkage Project

July 3, 2011

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Although place descriptions are ubiquitous in human communication, they are challenging for automatic interpretation. University of Melbourne (Geomatics), ESTA (Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority), DSE Office of Geographic Names are partners with SMA (Public Sector Mapping Authority) and NSW Department of Lands as partners in an ARC Linkage project “Talking about Place”. The aims are to […]

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