[27 November 2014] Spatial Data Access and Delivery Survey
Geospatial Frameworks is working with the Spatial Access and Delivery (SIDA) Special Interest Group of the Intergovernmental Committee on Survey and Mapping (ICSM) to deliver a questionnaire that seeks to understand the current capabilities for the delivery of spatial information in all Australian jurisdictions. According to Darren Mottolini (SIDA Chair) this baseline survey will enable ICSM to understand the current and desired future state for each National Foundation Spatial Data Framework data theme. These themes include Geocoded Addressing, Administrative Boundaries, Positioning, Place Names, Transport, Imagery, Water, Land Parcel and Property, Elevation and Depth, and Land Cover. Robin Piesse, Industry Consultant says "This survey sets a benchmark for current capabilities and provides a tool for assessing where future enhancements are required to best support national needs." Survey results will be available through ICSM early next year.
[6-7 November 2014] Spatial Data Supply Chains Research
Dr Lesley Arnold will be presenting at the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) Annual Conference in Perth 6-7 November. She will join forces with Professor Geoff West, Dr David McMeekin and PhD Candidates to showcase Program 3 integrated spatial data supply chain research for contemporary spatial infrastructures.
[23 September 2014] Piloting the Sri Lankan SDI with a Disaster Management Case Study
Dr Lesley Arnold worked closely with the Ministry for Disaster Management which is tasked with the challenge of developing a national spatial capability that provides easy access to spatial information. This Pilot Project will provide a case study for the Sri Lanka Spatial Data Infrastructure (SLSDI) being developed through the Ministry of Land and Land Development. According to Dr Arnold “This pilot project is important. Small steps, made early on in the implementation process will achieve the most value and begin to accumulate economic benefits to the government and user community at large”.
[23 July 2014] Continuing the Sri Lankan SDI Journey
Geospatial Frameworks has produced the Sri Lanka Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Framework. Dr Lesley Arnold describes this document as a handbook that provides detailed information on how to achieve the strategic goals iedntified in the Sri Lanka SDI strategy. “Essentially it’s a how to guide,” Dr Arnold said. “It’s written for the Sri Lanka Government and specifically addresses their needs and aspirations.
[15 June 2014] Government of Sri Lanka is now on its way to achieving a National Spatial Data Infrastructure
Geospatial Frameworks has been working with the Sri Lankan Government to implement a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). The first stage of this work is now complete and the Sri Lanka SDI Strategy: Powering Decision Making and Innovation Using Spatial Information Technologies has been formally presented to the Hon. Minister Tissa Vitharana, Senior Minister Science and Technology. The Strategy was developed over a 4 week period in consultation with Management and staff at various government agencies and the NSDI Working Group.
This is a significant milestone for Sri Lanka. A Workshop held 27th May 2014 contributed to the development of the strategic goals and objectives. The Hon. Minister Vitharana addressed over 70 government officials explaining the importance of the SDI initiative in driving innovation and economic growth. The process has set the scene for promoting a culture of integration and collaboration within and between government agencies in Sri Lanka.
[12April 2014] Xin Lui wins Excellence Award
Dr Xin Lui was awarded the National Post Graduate Student Award for for his study on “The Determination of High Water Mark along the Western Australia Coastal Line”. Research co-supervisor, Dr Lesley Arnold said "XIn's work is leading edge. It has the potential to reduce land ownership conflicts along the coastal region and prevent potential damage to infrastructure through better knowledge of the high water mark.
Dr Arnold will prepare a Spatial Data Management Policy Framework and Policy Implementation Plan for Main Roads, Western Australia (MRWA). The Policy Framework will cover spatial data management over its life-cycle, enabling data to be leveraged enterprise-wide and externally by MRWA stakeholders.
[21 February 2014] Cadastre 2034 Industry Consultation, ICSM, Australia
Geospatial Frameworks will undertake the Industry Consultation Process for Cadastre 2034: Powering Land and Real Property. This national strategy proposes Cadastral reform and innovation for Australia. The document represents the position and deliberations of the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping, Australia. The strategy will be launched for consultation on 7 April at LOCATE 14, Canberra and will be presented at FIG, June 2014.