“Survey findings about the prevalence of manual processes and staff and skill limitations are a concern,” said Martin Gregory, Country Manager for 1Spatial Australia. “Many councils are being forced to perform geospatial data management tasks manually because their data is not readily accessible and fit for purpose in terms of quality and integration with other council datasets.
“On the plus side, smart geospatial technologies deployed for in-field editing, data quality validation/improvement and data integration could help councils provide more map-based solutions,” said Gregory. “With improved geospatial data quality and integration, councils could automate more responses to their common mapping requests such as producing reports and contributing to emergency services plans all with the press of a button freeing up valuable time for the councils’ skilled GIS staff.”
Other findings of the 1Spatial Australian Local Government GIS Survey include:
“While many councils are modernising their geospatial systems by supporting in-field feedback from operatives and providing public web mapping services, a huge gap remains between expectations for geospatial technology and the reality,” said Gregory. “Lack of awareness of the ePlanning for NSW initiative is particularly worrying given the intended NSW Planning Portal Release 1 go-live date in Q4 of next year.”
For complete results of the 1Spatial Australian Local Government GIS Survey, please visit <http://1spatial.com/au/campaign/1spatial-australian-local-government-gis-survey/>http://1spatial.com/au/campaign/1spatial-australian-local-government-gis-survey/
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