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NSW Comprehensive Property Addressing System Program (CPAS)

November 12, 2012

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

January 4, 2012

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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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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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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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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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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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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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