“The technologies are helping businesses and governments worldwide generate higher levels of public participation and facilitate improved operational efficiencies,” said Ms Barker.
“Thousands of councils and government departments across the country already use mapping technology in their day-to-day business operations – whether it’s to manage assets, analyse data or simply help ratepayers locate essential services.
“The efficiencies driven by adopting these technologies has sparked a new wave of software innovations, aiming to push the GIS envelope.
“Products such as CitySourced and earthmine create a dynamic, interactive experience that puts the user at the centre of the picture – and I believe these technologies will effectively rewrite the book on how councils and alike can govern.
“We’re talking about capabilities like reporting graffiti by taking a photo on your phone; performing asset audits in a 3D digital world; or having ‘virtual reality’ tours available online – for many professionals – these are concepts that were once considered mere pipedreams.”
City Sourced is an ingenious new mobile application that uses location-based crowd sourcing technology to allow users to send photos, video or audio clips directly to authorities and service providers.
earthmine is a technology that transform static data into compelling 3D imagery allowing users to shape and experience a dynamic virtual world.
Hosted by Esri Australia, the market leader in Australia’s $2.1 billion spatial industry, Ozri 2012 is the largest GIS conference in the Asia Pacific.
The event – which concludes today – attracted more than 500 GIS and digital mapping experts from Australia, the Asia Pacific and the United States.
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