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April 30th, 2012
Australian Technology Wins International Geospatial Award

Dan Paull, PSMA Australia Chief Executive Officer said: “PSMA Systems, which is founded on the application of services orientated architecture and web services, represents world-leading technology for managing and accessing geospatial data.

“PSMA Systems has reduced delivery times, improved data quality and provided more flexible access to Australia’s authoritative geospatial datasets.

“It also provides a technology platform that makes it easier, faster and more costeffective for all types of organisations to extract the value inherent in these and other geospatial datasets, particularly in terms of the integration of geospatial information within standard enterprise systems.”

Mr Paull said that PSMA Systems is used by PSMA Australia to produce Australia’s seven fundamental national spatial datasets, developed from authoritative government sources. New data added each quarter includes more than 50,000 addresses, 5,000km of road and 25,000 land parcels.

“Our datasets include G-NAF, the Geocoded National Address File, which was recently selected by NBN Co to provide accurate address information to support the planning, roll-out and operation of the national broadband network,” Mr Paull said.

“PSMA Systems’ ability to handle any geospatial dataset regardless of structure, format or content, has also been demonstrated in a pilot project to deliver a harmonised cross-border cadastral dataset with EuroGeographics, the membership association representing European national mapping, land registry and cadastral authorities.”

Mr Paull said the Geospatial World Forum is attended by more than 2000 professionals from 79 countries, representing key international government, industry, research and development agencies with an interest in geospatial developments.

“It is a great honour for PSMA Systems to be recognised by this important international forum through this award.”

PSMA Australia
PSMA Australia is the national provider of authoritative location information and services for Australia. The governments of Australia – the shareholders of PSMA Australia Limited – established the company so the nation could more easily access the benefits of managing information by location.
Through PSMA Australia, the governments of Australia are seeking a single point of truth for fundamental national location datasets. These datasets are fundamental in that they comprise an ‘information infrastructure’ that supports the delivery of multiple economic, social and environmental benefits by governments.

Geospatial World Forum, 23-27 April, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Geospatial World Forum is a platform of convergence for all stakeholders of global geospatial community, policy makers and end users of geospatial information. Geospatial World Forum is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, symposia, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, exchange forums  covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from the region and from across the world. The presentation of the Geospatial World Innovation and Excellence Awards was held on 25 April.