When talking about 3D data we often think about high end fancy visualizations that give that wow factor where you can barely tell the difference between what is real and what is digital. In the spatial sciences industry we are not normally concerned with the Ultra High Definition graphics, Ray Tracing, and photorealistic texturing; normally we settle for much less because we only need the basics for analysis…
Parochialism is a common phenomenon among specialists. Ask any specialist why they’re interested in their area and they will no doubt answer with a sweeping string of superlatives and generalisations as to why their chosen specialty is absolutely fundamental to our understanding of humanity.
The geospatial industry is guilty of this too—within the world of data we push the value of location to the very forefront of our thinking.
The area around the Box Hill Railway station has been a major development hub since the early 2000s. While most residents and visitors to the area cannot but help notice that there is a construction boom, data from DELWP’s Housing Development Data project helps to put this in context.
If you’re a data consumer, saying the word “metadata” conjures images of pages and pages of CKAN search results (data.gov.au anyone?), field after field of inscrutable information, and you’re just trying to find that download link or an email contact buried somewhere in the mess of information.
The Housing Development Data (HDD) project was concerned with the development of datasets that document housing development across 32 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.
The first data from the 2016 Census has just been released so it’s important to take time to understand the different geographies used by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and what data is being released for each of them.
Metes and bounds is a system or method of describing land, real estate or administrative boundaries.
Since late 2015 Spatial Vision has provided the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) with hardcopy and digital mapping support.
Updated every two years, the Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) is a textual and spatial information product which provides a national perspective of biodiversity conservation.