Australian farmers will have access to more frequent and accurate seasonal forecasts by 2018–19 under a $3m Bureau of Meteorology upgrade project.
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.
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.
NationalMap, which combines government geospatial information, was used to develop interesting new uses for public sector data during GovHack 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.
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.
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.
Rural Mitchell Shire Council has expanded staff and public access to its GIS system with an HTML5 mobile application.
An Esri-supported GIS mapping initiative is giving the public access to detailed photographic and research data charting changes in sensitive WA ecosystems.
The public launch of a cloud-based geospatial GIS system from Esri Australia will simplify government agencies' casual access to scalable GIS services.
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 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.
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.