Development of the strategy involved engagement with representatives of internal business areas to capture their future requirements for geospatial informed services and the underlying strategic drivers.
Additionally, a benchmarking questionnaire for GIS work practices was conducted to assess maturity and capability against other similar councils.
The consultation and examination of corporate objectives highlighted the need for future GIS services to focus on two primary goals:
These goals are aligned with corporate plan objectives and Intelligent Community initiatives.
The goals will be achieved through the delivery of a series of actions to be completed over three years.
The strategy provided a three year investment roadmap for the actions. Each action included a measure of success that can be tracked to gauge the effectiveness of the strategy.