GIS facilitates regional freight transport plan

24 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Spatial Vision

With 41 million tonnes of freight passing through each year, eastern Riverina councils needed a solid mapping solution to help plan for a doubling of that freight by 2031.

Energy efficiency through aerial photography

17 March, 2016 | Supplied by: nearmap

The Clean Energy Regulator is using near-real-time aerial mapping to validate the installation of small-scale systems such as solar panels and solar water heaters.

Aussie farmers to get world-leading seasonal forecasts

05 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian farmers will have access to more frequent and accurate seasonal forecasts by 2018–19 under a $3m Bureau of Meteorology upgrade project.

Government to use EU's Copernicus satellite data

06 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has signed an agreement allowing it to use real-time, high-detail satellite imagery from the EU's earth observation and monitoring program, Copernicus.

Councils warm to web-based GIS

09 September, 2015 by David Braue

The advent of more user-friendly web-based tools is finally helping overcome lingering cultural attitudes that have limited the use of GIS in many councils.

GovHack 2015 entrants find novel uses for NationalMap

07 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NationalMap, which combines government geospatial information, was used to develop interesting new uses for public sector data during GovHack 2015.

Opera House appoints AECOM for 3D BIM project

24 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Sydney Opera House has selected an AECOM-led consortium for a project to develop a cloud-based 3D interface that bridges building information modelling and databases with control systems.

Smart ICT for Australia's infrastructure

24 August, 2015

NICTA has called for the use of 'smart ICT' in all upgrades and new proposals to help improve infrastructure that's struggling to cope with population growth.

Geospatial may be most popular open data in Australia

12 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Initial results from the Open Data 500 Australia study suggest that the most popular form of open government data in Australia is geospatial and mapping data, followed by environmental data.

How Mitchell Shire Council's GIS went mobile

07 February, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Rural Mitchell Shire Council has expanded staff and public access to its GIS system with an HTML5 mobile application.

Collaborative, public GIS maps chart WA's environmental changes

11 November, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

An Esri-supported GIS mapping initiative is giving the public access to detailed photographic and research data charting changes in sensitive WA ecosystems.

Cloud-based GIS boosts geospatial access, scalability

12 July, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

The public launch of a cloud-based geospatial GIS system from Esri Australia will simplify government agencies' casual access to scalable GIS services.

Victorian geospatial gift an abundance of data riches

11 July, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Geospatial and GIS engineers have gained access to a wealth of data about Victoria after the state government released over 400 new geospatial data sets.

Postcodes no longer spatial gold standard: Brobst

09 May, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Postcodes are inadequate for the kind of spatial and GIS detail that's necessary to support new GIS and information driven systems, a Teradata expert says.

NBN Co's GIS data doldrums

03 May, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Building a nationwide broadband network isn't easy, but NBN Co is finding it even harder given the challenges of getting clean geospatial data for the task.

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