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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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Base Layers for QLD TOM2 Map

May 20, 2012

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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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“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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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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User notes for Qld Community Intelligence Map (CIM)

December 6, 2011

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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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New public Queensland Community Intelligence Map (CIM) for disasters

December 5, 2011

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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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The Organizing Crew: GeoRabble Melbourne Event 1

October 3, 2011

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Sally Waller, an ecologist with SKM,   Andrew Wise ESTA, Yvonne Thompson,  Marie Slako (Geomatic Technologies), Phil Delaney (SKM) Newly joined (Welcome) :  Jane Edwards (SKM) Sydneyside support effort-  Stewart Hay, OneSphere Consulting, Maurits Van Der Vlugt, Cisco Urbina

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GeoRabble Melbourne Organizers Meeting 2

October 1, 2011

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This is a follow up to the First GeoRabble Melbourne Organizers Meeting.   Thanks to  Cisco and the Georabble team for the continued support and also to Sally for providing the positive energy to get this up and running. Meeting Date:  2 Monday Oct 3rd. The GeoRabble people take a very ‘clean’ approach to their site, so for now I […]

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Some items from the GeoRabble #3 in Sydney

October 1, 2011

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I was unable to attend but it looked like a great event. Here’s are a couple of interesting items (more at http://www.Georabble.com) Maps that don’t suck Here are some of the inspiring maps that Stephen Lead mentioned on the night: New York Times census explorer Stamen Maps crimespotting Suburban Trends Atlas of New South Wales Sydney Wiki […]

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GeoRabble Melbourne Organizers Meeting 1

October 1, 2011

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GeoRabble  is an initiative started in NSW (that’s the cool logo above) by some geo-people such as Maurits van der Vlugt and Cisco Urbino. A GeoRabble is a *free*, casual geospatial event where the talks are short and punchy, and people share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches. Sydney just had it’s third […]

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