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GIS in Local Government Benchmark Study

The 2013 GIS in Local Government Benchmark Study is a national research initiative investigating the use of GIS technology and data by Australian councils.

The study focuses on a range of key areas, including Gov 2.0, geodesign and sustainability, and Web 2.0 technologies and emergency management, providing:

  • Key findings drawn from the 150 respondents surveyed
  • Spatial commentary from industry leaders in the sector
  • Best practice examples on how local governments are using GIS to better meet the needs of citizens

Local councils around Australia are increasingly turning to smart mapping – using the technology to assist with everything from graffiti removal and footpath servicing to flood rescue and environmental monitoring.

To find out more, please download your free copy of the study – or if you would like to speak to an Esri Australia specialist about developing a GIS solution for your community, please call 1800 447 111.

 

City Maps the Future of Governance

City Maps the Future of Governance

Perth's City of Bayswater has answered the call for more open government by using GIS technology to deliver greater access to Council information.

 

Extending the reach of GIS

Extending the reach of GIS

Brisbane City Council sought to provide more than 4,000 of their staff with access to intuitive GIS capabilities through Dekho, Esri Australia's web-mapping technology platform.

Web-map opens up New Zealand council to community

Web-map opens up New Zealand council to community

New Zealand’s wine capital is aligning itself closely with the principles of open government – by providing an intelligent map of civic information to users across the region.

 

A natural part of the workflow

A natural part of the workflow

Find out how the City of Port Adelaide Enfield leveraged an Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) to maximise their investment in GIS.

Unsung Flood Heroes Map Out Innovative Crisis Response

Unsung Flood Heroes Map Out Innovative Crisis Response

Not all of the heroes who emerged from the Brisbane flood disaster used tugboats, helicopters or even shovels - some, like location intelligence expert Dominique Berger, were armed simply with a laptop and an internet connection.

 

   

 

"Big Bob" stands tall with GIS technology

03/04/2013
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has uncovered an environmental icon hidden amidst the pristine rainforests of Conondale National Park.
Sharing GIS next step in building national security

Sharing GIS next step in building national security

05/04/2013
John Day, the Director of Defence at Esri, tells the Asia Pacific Defence Reporter magazine why sharing GIS technology between agencies must be the next step in building Australia's national security strategy.
ENVI guides Japan Tsunami response

ENVI guides Japan Tsunami response

16/04/2013
Geospatial imagery and advanced image analysis tools are providing timely, critical information to decision-makers following natural disasters, such as the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and the Japan Tsunami.
Indigenous Australian stories mapped for future generations

Indigenous Australian stories mapped for future generations

Sophisticated mapping technology helps record and archive cultural knowledge and heritage of traditional custodians for generations to come.
Centennial Park Cemetery

Centennial Park Cemetery

GIS Transforms a Grave Situation: Sophisticated GIS technology has unearthed a new way for people to pay their respects to loved ones at South Australia's largest cemetery.
City of Bayswater

City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater's new GIS environment has not only greatly improved customer service levels, but has also positively impacted on all organisational practices.
Energex

Energex

Energex's GIS business solution identified $500M worth of unregistered assets, returning an additional $21M in revenue annually.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

GIS technology answers the rescue call and proves pivotal in getting communities back on their feet after devastating natural disasters and emergencies throughout Queensland.
SA Department for Families & Communities

SA Department for Families & Communities

With a simple mobile interface, standardised workflow processes, rigorous data validation and integrated information dissemination, the Department now has a sophisticated location and business intelligence capability.
Western Power

Western Power

Location Intelligence Powers Western Australia: Aussie ingenuity helps shape a brighter future for one of Australia's major electricity providers.
Westralia Airports Corporation

Westralia Airports Corporation

GIS is playing a major role in helping Westralia Airports to plan and develop the expanding Perth Airport precinct.
Land Services Group

Land Services Group

The Property Location Browser responds to an increasing demand for online services that link together a wide range of land administration information within a map-based browser.
Intelligent online maps unlock Gov 2.0

Intelligent online maps unlock Gov 2.0

23/03/2012
Australian councils and government departments are increasingly turning to Information System (GIS) technology to deliver the levels of transparency, accessibility and engagement their citizens expect.
Department of Health Services / Legionella Team (VIC)

Department of Health Services / Legionella Team (VIC)

23/03/2012
Victoria's Department of Health has turned to world-leading Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in their fight against Legionnaires' disease.
Enterprise GIS unearths golden mining strategy

Enterprise GIS unearths golden mining strategy

29/08/2012
Fortescue Metals Group has implemented an organisation-wide GIS solution to drive its $8.4 billion expansion plan.
ACLEP digs deep to create national soil database

ACLEP digs deep to create national soil database

21/09/2012
An interactive soil mapping website driven by advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) technology supports Australia's land management and future sustainability.
Building better communities for remote Indigenous Australians

Building better communities for remote Indigenous Australians

01/11/2012
Thousands of economically and socially vulnerable Indigenous Australians living in remote communities in South Australia rely on the Department of Community and Social Inclusion's (DCSI) Aboriginal and Remote Housing (ARH) unit for safe, quality housing.
A natural part of the workflow

A natural part of the workflow

Find out how the City of Port Adelaide Enfield leveraged an Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) to maximise their investment in GIS.
Mapping a brighter future for the disadvantaged

Mapping a brighter future for the disadvantaged

17/01/2013
Advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is enabling Victoria’s Departments of Health and Human Services to more accurately assess and prioritise community service needs.
Web-map opens up New Zealand council to community

Web-map opens up New Zealand council to community

New Zealand’s wine capital is aligning itself closely with the principles of open government – by providing an intelligent map of civic information to users across the region.
Sky's the limit with GIS technology

Sky's the limit with GIS technology

14/02/2013
The visionary use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology at Perth Airport is helping the Western Australian gateway maximise the efficiency of its business and improve the experience for its customers.
Why engineers must know their place

Why engineers must know their place

02/05/2013
The March 2013 edition of Roads magazine puts a focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a story on how the technology is driving big cost savings for local - and global - engineering firms.
City Maps the Future of Governance

City Maps the Future of Governance

Perth's City of Bayswater has answered the call for more open government by using GIS technology to deliver greater access to Council information.
Extending the reach of GIS

Extending the reach of GIS

Brisbane City Council sought to provide more than 4,000 of their staff with access to intuitive GIS capabilities through Dekho, Esri Australia's web-mapping technology platform.
Mapping a healthy future for SA children

Mapping a healthy future for SA children

South Australia is taking on childhood obesity by utilising Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to pinpoint communities across the state with facilities and infrastructure that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Singapore’s iPLAN is GeoDesigning the future

Singapore’s iPLAN is GeoDesigning the future

As one of the world’s leading financial centres – and fastest growing cities – Singapore looks to GIS technology to ensure its ongoing development can meet the needs of its citizens into the future.
Bringing maps to the masses

Bringing maps to the masses

For Channel Seven and Yahoo!7 – Australia’s leading free-to-air network and top rated news service – the 2013 Federal election represented an opportunity to reinvent traditional political news coverage. In partnership with Esri Australia’s Hosted Services division and Professional Services team, Channel Seven and Yahoo!7 used cutting-edge Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to create the 2013 Federal Election Map.
GIS technology pinpoints Queensland's flood prone hot spots

GIS technology pinpoints Queensland's flood prone hot spots

14/05/2014
The Queensland Government has undertaken the largest Australian mapping project in a generation, in an effort to mitigate the future impacts of flooding on the state.
Adelaide's 'people power' map app targeting graffiti

Adelaide's 'people power' map app targeting graffiti

Adelaide - the city of churches - is Australia's first city to feature an interactive community smartphone app, empowering citizens to combat graffiti, vandalism and general maintenance requirements.
The history of Ebola in maps

The history of Ebola in maps

An interactive map detailing the history of the world’s Ebola outbreaks is providing millions of people with a greater understanding of the impact of the disease.
Limiting flood risk with LiDAR

Limiting flood risk with LiDAR

14/01/2015
In an effort to protect their community while combating climate change, Bass Coast Shire Council has turned to GIS and LiDAR technology to design and implement flood mitigation strategies.
Cooling risks down when summer heats up

Cooling risks down when summer heats up

05/02/2015
Reinsurance giant Willis Re Australia has urged the insurance industry to increase its adoption of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, so bushfire risks can be more accurately identified.
The story behind ArcGIS Pro

The story behind ArcGIS Pro

02/04/2015
Following the release of the biggest advancement in GIS technology for more than a decade, one of the developer's behind ArcGIS Pro shares his tips for getting the most out of the new application.
Mapping staff safety in real-time

Mapping staff safety in real-time

12/05/2015
Natural gas producer QGC has used GIS technology to create a world-first location and monitoring solution, to help ensure the safety of thousands of staff and contractors working across regional Queensland.
Smart map tracks past and present shark locations

Smart map tracks past and present shark locations

To help improve the safety of Western Australian beaches, the WA Department of Fisheries has designed an interactive shark map for the community.
New data raises questions around anti-graffiti methods

New data raises questions around anti-graffiti methods

The effectiveness of Australian councils’ graffiti removal activities has been question by new Geographic Information System (GIS) technology research.
Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Fight to Save Endangered Sea Turtles turns High-Tech: State-of-the-art mapping technology is delivering a compelling insight into threats facing sea turtle rookeries and a clearer understanding of the action required to prevent decline.
Queensland stock moving straight ahead

Queensland stock moving straight ahead

An online stock route management system introduced by the Queensland Government is helping rural councils better manage and maintain their stock routes.
Peanut farming revolution

Peanut farming revolution

Farmers in Queensland’s peanut capital of Kingaroy are at the front line of an agriculture remote sensing program which could revolutionise the Australian farming industry.