Smart Cities program exceeds expectations

08 August, 2017

The federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has already received more than 170 applications.

SA to develop detailed 3D model of Adelaide CBD

19 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

South Australia will invest $2m to develop a detailed digital 3D model of Adelaide's key business areas to help improve its city planning and citizen engagement capabilities.

New smart communities code created

06 July, 2017

A smart communities code is being developed by Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

NT launches online water portal

06 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NT government aims to return transparency to water with a new online portal acting as a centralised repository for all water planning and extraction licensing information.

Transport Canberra and City Services maps tree canopy from aerial laser scan with FME and 1Spatial

01 June, 2017 | Supplied by: 1Spatial Australia Pty Ltd

1Spatial has been engaged by Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) to analyse and extract aerial laser scanning data to accelerate the process of establishing baseline data for Canberra's urban tree canopy coverage.

Perth launches collaborative map for public works

29 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Hailed by one smart city expert as "cutting edge", a new mapping-based system is designed to reduce congestion and duplication issues associated with infrastructure projects.

Historical maps added to ACTmapi

24 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACT government has upgraded its online interactive map to include maps from the 1800s, providing insight into ways the territory has changed with time.

Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub launched

17 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A repository for information on natural and other disasters, including resources for preparation, response and recovery, has been launched.

Reference group developed for cities policy

19 April, 2017

A Cities Reference Group has been established to advise the federal government on cities policy.

Qld's digital map to aid cyclone recovery

13 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Queensland scientists have developed an online map designed to help assess and aid in recovery efforts for agricultural land damaged by Cyclone Debbie.

Government launches national spatial database

05 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Location Information Knowledge Platform brings together spatial data from both federal and state government agencies.

Urban development — the view from above

27 February, 2017 by John Biviano, Senior VP and GM, Nearmap Australia | Supplied by: Nearmap Australia

Aerial imagery has an important role to play in helping government agencies to shape the future of urban development.

Major tech companies join Australian positioning trial

10 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

GMV, Inmarsat and Lockheed Martin will help Geoscience Australia and CRCSI trial next-generation satellite positioning technologies that are far more accurate than GPS.

CSIRO lab to test urban living opens in Sydney

03 February, 2017

The CSIRO and Celestino have opened an operational urban living lab at the Sydney Science Park.

Drones used for NT mines remediation

02 February, 2017

The inspection of legacy mine sites in the Northern Territory is now being carried out by drone technology.

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