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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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Putting Hughesy the Pothole Warrior onto Neatstreets

October 27, 2011

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Hey, so  what’s this I hear that Hughesy was bitchin’ about tripping head-over-heels on a deep footpath hole on Chapel Street as he was jogging (they contacted Stonnington CC who said that they have a quick-response team to deal with these issues). Hughesy the Pothole Warrior, have you got one that needs filling?  (slide to […]

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Losing the car (and liking it).

October 27, 2011

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About two months ago my husband had a bingle and the insurer wrote off our car.  We decided not to replace it and after two months I can honestly say we  really don’t miss the car  at all.  We have not only decreased our environmental footprint but we have also also reaped financial benefits. The […]

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Speakers finalized for GeoRabble, and the countdown begins

October 25, 2011

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http://www.eventbrite.com/countdown-widget?eid=2332293954 Event registration for GeoRabble Melbourne #1 GeoRabble program…. Welcome by Francisco Urbina, of GeoRabble Sydney and handover to our Melbourne RabbleMaster, Sally Waller Presenters: Stewart Hay: “Losing My Religion” Them’s fightin’ words….a look at where GIS fits as an “industry’. Claudia Aberl : “To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question – […]

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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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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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