2013 GIS in Local Government Benchmark Study
The Report, which contains the Study findings, was compiled by an independent research agency.
It provides an outline of how councils across the country are currently using GIS – and also how they plan to use it in years to come.
The Report also highlights new trends and areas of growth for the sector.
Most importantly, it provides the opportunity for councils to share knowledge and insights with each other that will impact future technology strategies; and support collaboration in areas from community engagement to emergency response.
A copy of the Report has been provided exclusively to Study participants – however, you can read an overview of the findings in the articles below.
Landmark study predicts rise of council smartphone apps
Australians are about to see an explosion of location-aware smartphone apps from their councils as local governments explore new ways to connect with their citizens, a landmark technology study has found.
Study forecasts bright future for GIS industry
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology use is on the rise in the local government sector with many Australian councils set to expand their capabilities over the next five years, according to landmark industry research.
2013 GIS in Local Government Benchmark Study competition winner
Congratulations to Mr James Corletto from the City of Salisbury, South Australia, who is the lucky winner of the 2013 GIS in Local Government Benchmark Study competition. Mr Corletto has won a GIS Technology Pack, valued at $1,700 which includes:
- 1 x iPhone 5 16GB [GSM] Unlocked;
- 1 x iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi 16GB;
- 1 x SSSI annual membership [2013/14 Financial Year: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014]; and
- An Esri Press book pack, including:
- 1 x Esri Map Book, Volume 27;
- 1 x Geodesign: Case Studies in Regional and Urban Planning; and
- 1 x Measuring Up: The Business Case for GIS, Volume 2].
Mr Corletto was randomly selected from the survey participants who completed the Benchmark Study in full, and entered the prize draw. View the full Terms & Conditions.
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Brisbane City Council mapped the likely impact of the 2011 Queensland flood crisis - before the event fully unfolded.
Find out how the City of Port Adelaide Enfield leveraged an Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) to maximise their investment in GIS.
Esri Australia’s geographic web application server Dekho is providing all staff at City of West Torrens with access to accurate information in a timely manner.