Archive | March, 2012

“Where’s the beef in GIS”?

March 29, 2012

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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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Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry

March 18, 2012

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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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Standard All Hazards map symbols for emergency management

March 18, 2012

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Shared situational awareness in a disaster relies on the underlying principles of consistency across jurisdictions. Within Australia there is currently no agreed standardised All Hazards symbology set used to represent features on a map. With extensive bushfires, major riverine and flash flooding, frequent severe storms, cyclones, major storm surges  the Emergency Services sector in Australia is experiencing […]

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