Metes and bounds is a system or method of describing land, real estate or administrative boundaries. The system has been used in Britain for many centuries, and is still used in many land jurisdictions based on British common law.

Typically the system uses physical features of the local geography, along with directions and distances, to define and describe the boundaries of a parcel of land, an administrative boundary or some other human-defined boundary. The boundaries are described in a running prose style, working around the feature in sequence, from a point of beginning, returning to the same point.


Spatial Vision was engaged by Goulburn Broken CMA to develop a Citizen Science App.

The iSpy Catchment Creatures app allows anyone to record a sound, take a photo and map where the species was sighted. If you're not quite sure what the species is, there is an easy scroll-through menu with clear pictures to help identify what you are looking at.


Spatial Vision will be at the 10th International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate 17 Conference from the 3rd of April to the 6th April at the new International Conference Center in Sydney.

If you are attending the conference or wish to attend on the open day (Tuesday 4th April), come and have a chat to Graeme Martin or Glenn Cockerton at our stand number 84 in the Exhibition Area.


Spatial Vision is proud to announce that the company is now 100 percent staffed owned.

Established in 1999 with support from RMIT University, Spatial Vision and RMIT have worked closely together for the past decade and a half and enjoyed a fruitful and positive relationship. Confident of Spatial Vision's continued success, RMIT sold their shares to the Spatial Vision management team earlier this year.


The Emergency Medicine Education & Training (EMET) web map is a visualisation designed to let users explore the breadth and connectivity of the EMET network around Australia. 


The GIS Water User Group recently held its 40th meeting. The purpose of the User Group is to assist water authorities to leverage their investment in spatial information and technology to support improved planning and managing of assets. Meetings are generally held in Melbourne and attended by water authorities responsible for delivery of urban and rural services.


Many processes and a lot of hard work goes into producing each one of Spatial Vision’s VicMap books.

Watch the video below to see our latest release, North East Edition 5 being bound.


The NSW State Emergency Service has engaged Spatial Vision to assist them with the migration of their spatial infrastructure from an on-premise environment to the GovDC cloud computing centre.  This migration will ensure that SES complies with the NSW Government ICT Strategy, including the requirement for enhanced IT disaster preparedness.


This citizen science app is transforming how the annual Frog Census is taken. This Spring, 637 reports were lodged over four months. This compares to 250 reports for all of the previous year.


The NSW RFS has developed a Guideline for Bush Fire Protection for Existing Development that sets out a process for the assessment and treatment of bush fire hazards at a property level. To support the application of the guideline, RFS has engaged Spatial Vision to develop an online tool which enables RFS staff and other agencies to help assess bush fire risk and determine the required treatments for a given property.


Come and celebrate World GIS Day with Spatial Vision! Put a map in the hands of your business.


GIS Cloud is now offering to Australian and New Zealand customers the option of storing their GIS Cloud data on Amazon Web Servers located in Australia.

Regulations in Australia and New Zealand – such as The Australian National Privacy Act of 1988, which regulates how organizations collect, use, keep, secure, and disclose personal information – can make it difficult for organizations to move sensitive information to cloud-providers that store data outside of Australia and New Zealand.


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Educate the wider community about imporant wildlife and environmental issues with citizen science apps. Collect valuable data using mobile devices including text, photos, GPS coordinates and sound, all provided by citizen scientists.


Spatial Vision actively publishes webinars on various topics within the industry. We publish our webinars via our Corporate website, social media and on our blog website.


Frog Census App enables volunteers for the Frog Census citizen science program to easily identify and capture the location of frogs by species and report them back to Melbourne Water with just few steps.

"With the launch of the app, we're making it even easier for the community to be part of the important work we do monitoring Melbourne’s frog populations." Greg Bain, Manager of Community Engagement - Melbourne Water.


We are moving to Level 8! Spatial Vision is moving offices. Our new address is Level 8, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.


Access the full potential of geographic information within your data by implementing the most appropriate GIS solution for your organisation. No matter how big or small, there is a cost effective GIS solution for you.


Spatial Vision congratulates Agriculture Victoria and FarmBuild on winning an award for Innovation and Commercialisation at the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards in September.


In late 2014, the NSW government contracted Spatial Vision to take over the hosting and management of the Land Management Database (LMDB) system, migrating it from the NSW government computing centre to a commercial cloud provider. As part of this project we work closely with LMDB users, providing direct support to users across NSW. As part of the migration, we also reviewed the LMDB architecture and proposed a number of changes, based on new technology capabilities, to improve the performance, reliability and scalability of the system.


Coordinating response and attending to search and rescue events for police is relatively common place in the Alpine region of Victoria. These range from bushwalkers losing their way or injuring themselves, off road motorcycle mishaps to missing skiers and hikers in the middle of the winter (some of the conditions in the high altitudes in Victoria during winter commensurate with some of the worst conditions in the world). Generally they turn out well (with only the occasional loss of life) but due to the high altitude, steep terrain, isolation and often extreme weather conditions the response by police and emergency services is often time critical and can expose the rescuers to very dangerous and unpredictable conditions.

People that are reported missing or report themselves as ‘lost’ have not properly prepared themselves, have the right equipment nor followed some basic principles – not withstanding that mishaps can occur with those most experienced.

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