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The Australasian magazine of surveying, mapping & geo-information
GIS and governments -- spatially empowered governance;
Open data -- beyond private ownership; Focus on NZ.
GNSS; Precision agriculture; Indoor positioning.
On the cover
Powering innovation with GIS
How the utilities sector is redefining enterprise GIS.
The Australasian magazine of sur veying, mapping & geo -information
August /September 2015 -- No. 78
Official publication of
Best-pr actice EDM
En suring the traceability
Preparing for BIM
construction sur veying
Using satellites to
redefining enterprise GIS
The spread of GIS
As this issue's Cover Story amply illustrates,
geographical information systems are making
further and further inroads into everyday
needs and services, providing ever-more information
for and connection between everyday people and
In this case, a power company found that GIS
returned a win on three counts: "The heightened
level of insight -- delivered through a geographic lens
-- ensures improved customer service and efficient
network design, as well as effective management and
maintenance of the network.
"Previously, all environmental and asset
information was stored in disparate systems --
consequentially, to run a simple query on where to
place a new transmission line could take hours.
"Today, staff at the utility can view multiple layers of data simultaneously, including
information about native vegetation, heritage areas and protected indigenous sites, as
well as bushfire probability and water tables."
Turn to page 14 for the full story.
Get your GIS at GeoNEXT
You may well be reading this whilst already sitting at the conference, but if you are reading
it before and you haven't decided to go yet, make sure you're in Melbourne on 19 August.
GeoNext Conference has a reputation for attracting leading speakers in the
geospatial sector, and in 2015 keynote speakers at the event will include Julian Carver
from NZ Capital Strategies and Steven Ramage, of What3Words.
The one-day conference will be held in Melbourne at the iconic Melbourne Cricket
Ground, as many of you have requested. As such, we expect the conference to carry
on living up to its reputation as a forum for cutting edge knowledge, software and
hardware in a format, where delegates can enjoy in-depth presentations as well as
network with industry colleagues.
The SSSI Victorian Spatial Summit conference and the GeoNext 2015 conference
will join forces to provide a single event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 19
August. There will be two concurrent streams, a surveying-focused stream covering
contemporary local, national and international issues, as well as the intelligent location
and smart spatial solutions stream.
We hope to see you there!
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