Tag Archives: Standards

“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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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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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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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: *Where* do you want your emergency responder?

June 24, 2011

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WHY IT MATTERS … Addressing is a critical need for local authorities, utilities, emergency services that depend upon finding locations. The impacts of confusing addresses or incorrect address data can be significant, effecting individuals and businesses. For example, a University has an interest in the safety of students and staff on campus, which includes ensuring […]

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