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DEPARTMENT OF

LANDS AND PLANNING

Spatially Enabling Government


Information

Vic Stephens
Land Information Division

SSSI Conference – Holiday Inn Darwin


4 February 2011

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LANDS AND PLANNING

Spatially Enabling Government Information


Background to Today

• 2009 initiative with NTPFES and DCM

• 2010 3 Year Implementation Plan formulated

• 2010 Government endorsement of the direction

• Progress through 2010

• SSSI Conference – Opportunity to provide status reports

• Opportunity to collect ideas, priorities and projects

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Spatially Enabling Government Information


Today’s Program

1: What and How


Lead Agency’s activities in building information
infrastructure that can support spatially enabling
activities
2: Agency Experiences
Specific applications in the areas of Emergency
Management, Asset Management and Natural
Resources
3: Summary and Discussion

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What is it?
Spatial Enabling involves the referencing of any item of
data or information to its location

Examples might include:

• Information about road accidents is referenced to the


geographical point at which the accident occurred
• Information about a road asset and its use is referenced to a line
representing the road and points along that line
• Information about people is referenced to the defined area or
point at which they live or work
• Information about objects, people and events is referenced to
the same location point, for example by using street address

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Why Do It?
“Everything Happens Somewhere”

Now consider the questions:

Where did it happen?


What else is around there?
Why did it happen here?
What effect did it have?
Is there a pattern over time?
Why does a policy work here but not over there?

Location provides enhanced information for policy as well as operational


matters

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Why Do It?
• Enables any kind of information, irrespective of medium, to be easily
integrated

• Enables new information to be captured with built-in aggregation,


integration and validation capabilities

• Enables information to be more easily analysed over time – policy


development and monitoring

• Supports systems / business process integration and interoperability

• Provides the value-add of map presentation and visualisation

All of the above can generate significant benefits to


government and business
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Spatial Resources
Resources and Enablers Address Validation
Communications Statistical Geography
Information Technology CORS / GNSS
Standards Remote Sensing Mapping
Business Systems GIS Imagery
Business Information

Spatial Benefits to Government


Capability • More efficient business processes
• Reduced costs through shared
capability
Spatial Enabling • Improved evidence-based policy
Framework • More focussed, coordinated and
Closing the Gap improved service delivery
Social Inclusion • Streamlined policy evaluation and
Health monitoring
Education Climate Change
Economic Development
Public Safety
Reform Agendas
Housing and Infrastructure
Source: OSDM, Australian Government
Policy Drivers spatial@gov Conference 2009

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Spatially Enabling Government Information


How to do it
Build Information infrastructure that can be used by agencies for
multiple purposes

• Key enabler – Location Addresses

• Improved positioning services

• Improved quality and coverage of reference data

• Access and delivery mechanisms

• Coordination and collaboration

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• Location Addressing – Garry West

• Positioning Services – Rob Sarib

• Quality and Coverage of Data – Tony Gill

• Access and use – Phillip Rudd

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Summary Session

• Why Spatially Enabling is important

• Lead Agency Activities in providing


infrastructure

• Three specific areas of application of spatial


information in government operations

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Issues for Government

• Governance Framework - Standards

• Coordination of GNSS – agencies, private sector

• Addressing – a single solution for NTG

• Quality of Information / Certification

• Skills and Capability

• Role of the private sector

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Questions

And

Discussion

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