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industry growth

ANZLIC is committed to growing the capacity of the spatial information industry to provide more diverse and improved services to users of spatially related information. The key vehicle for achieving this is through implementing the Spatial Information Industry Action Agenda Positioning for Growth (the Action Agenda). Implementation must actively involve all sectors of the industry. A Joint Industry Steering Committee has been set up to achieve involvement of the public, private and professional sectors of the industry.

ANZLIC has been an active participant in implementing the Action Agenda. It has released a position paper on Engagement with the Spatial Information Industry [PDF, 132kb] outlining its future role in industry development.

Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information

The academic sector is now also engaged through the formation of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI). The CRC-SI will focus research and development — one of the pillars for growth of the industry — in the following programs:

  1. Integrated Positioning and Mapping Systems
  2. Metric Imagery as a Spatial Information Source
  3. Spatial Information System Design and Spatial Data Infrastructures
  4. Earth Observation for Renewable Natural Resource Management
  5. Modelling and Visualisation for Spatial Decision Support

These integrated programs will take input from the CRC participants and channel R&D outcomes, both directly into industry and through demonstrator projects which are central to the Centre's education, training and technology transfer programs. The purpose of the demonstrator projects is to provide practical user and commercial evaluation of technologies developed by the CRC-SI.

Interoperability Demonstration Project

The Interoperability Demonstration Project, sponsored by ASIBA and OGC-A, aims to promote awareness of interoperability and open standards and protocols, by demonstrating practical ‘geo-enabling’ of a range of web, wireless and location-based services, and of mainstream information technologies. It will lead to a greater application of international open standards for spatial information processing in Australian industry and government, providing accessibility over the Internet, at a lower cost than is currently available.

The IDP will complement the development and implementation of the Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) by creating market awareness and developing industry capacity for innovation in applications based on OGC-compliant, standards-based commercial off the shelf products.

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