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A road to anywhere
With the incredible speed and spread of
development to cater for our current
highly unsustainable population growth,
it is fair to say that there is a new road being
drawn up, planned and developed every minute of
every day - soon anywhere you can imagine, there
will be a suburban street, road or highway.
And of course the question arises, who owns
the road, who is responsible for its various
attributes? The developers, who are developing
the land upon which it sits? The local council of
the area? The state government? Or maybe the
Any or all of the above may be a feasible
answer, but from a location perspective, a number
of agencies have an interest.
Take, for example, Canberra's case. Now we
all now that things in Canberra just go 'round
and 'round in circles, but even our political leaders want to get out of the parliament
from time to time, and when Geoscience Australia wanted to compile a national road
centreline data set, GA had some preliminary discussions with ACT agencies that were
also addressing the issue for the territory.
As you will read in our cover article starting on page 34, it was the genuine and
thorough cooperation of a number of interested agencies that proved to be the catalyst
in the establishment of the ACT Road Centreline Data Set Project, agreeing on the
three stages of data assessment, data integration, and finally schema testing, leading to
ongoing management of the combined dataset.
As the author writes, the project was conducted under the concept of "stewardship --
the collective noun for a group of custodians", with each interested party allowing their
individual requirements to be subjugated by the whole, allowing the project to establish
a reliable, complete, consistent and accurate 'single point of truth' road centreline
dataset for the ACT Government.
Well worth reading.
GNSS -- innovation and applications; Precision agriculture --
feeding a burgeoning population; Indoor positioning -- out of
sight, but not out of mind.
3D visualisation, software and services; Urban planning and
infrastructure; Big data: managing modern systems, BIM.
On the cover
The ACT Road Centreline Data Set
How a genuine and thorough cooperation of a number of
interested agencies helped establish a "single point of truth".
The Australa sian magazine of su r veying, mapping & geo-information
October/November 2015 -- No. 79
in search of the single point of truth
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