From little things big things grow: building the SDI from local government up

McDougall, Kevin and Rajabifard, Abbas and Williamson, Ian (2002) From little things big things grow: building the SDI from local government up. In: Joint AURISA and 3rd Trans Tasman Surveyors Conference (AURISA 2002): e-Future: into the Mainstream, 25-30 Nov 2002, Adelaide, Australia.


The sharing of spatial data across jurisdictions has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the community, business and government through improved access to a
range of relevant geospatial data. This can be facilitated through an effective National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) providing the vertical integration of spatial data at all levels of government. With local government being a custodian of a number of strategic SDI data sets, its role is now recognised as crucial to the development of these State and National Spatial Data Infrastructures. This paper investigates some of the technical and institutional impediments that must be addressed within local and state jurisdictions in order to realise these benefits. Some examples of local-state SDI arrangements in Australia are presented as a basis for discussion. A framework for the further investigation and research into these issues is outlined and some suggestions for progress put forward.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 02:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: local government; state government; SDI; spatial data infrastructures; data sharing; data integration
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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