The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) manage a suite of land related cadastral and geodetic information systems to support land administration in Queensland, Australia. These systems were developed over 20 years ago and were in need of modernisation in order to consolidate existing databases to better manage current and future business requirements.

Geospatial Frameworks was engaged to undertake a requirements analysis that reviewed current system functionality and identified current and future needs. Based on this analysis, options on how best to move forward in the medium to long term were developed.

Geospatial Frameworks met with key personnel in the department and undertook a study of the Cadastral and Geodetic Services Division capabilities and needs, and interviewed external stakeholders to develop a clear vision for the future. The outcome of this engagement resulted in the delivery of clear recommendations for future business requirements. Recommendations were developed to:

  • Ensure better observation management and integration between cadastral and geodetic frameworks
  • Align with national trends – GDA2020 and dynamic datum
  • Consider collaborative maintenance opportunities
  • Provide a platform for increased use of Open Data
  • Reduce operational costs and improve productivity

Geospatial Frameworks delivered the following scope of work:

  • Review of current system, functionality and relationship with other business systems in the department
  • Conducted workshops with internal operational teams and external stakeholders, including the major land survey firms, industry groups, professional bodies, local government, the Registrar of Titles and the Valuer General
  • Recommendation for development and articulation of future business requirements
  • Worked with internal teams to develop a cadastral and geospatial strategy with a vision for the future of land administration activities, land management systems and spatial information access
  • Presentation of findings

Geospatial Frameworks provided the following specific deliverables for DNRM:

  • Strategy for the ‘Modernisation of the Cadastral and Positioning Infrastructure’
  • Report on ‘Current State of the Cadastral and Positioning Infrastructure”
  • Report on “Future Business Requirements’
  • Report on ‘Options for Implementation’
  • Several Workshops and a final presentation on recommendations and way forward