Digital mapping data currency through sharing: a practical study

Baker, Anthony John and Young, Frank R. (2005) Digital mapping data currency through sharing: a practical study. In: 2005 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference: Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis (SSC2005), 12-16 Sep 2005, Melbourne, Australia.


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Organisations began sharing information long before the introduction of computers and GIS and whilst the data-sharing
task has become less arduous due to their continued evolution, this has also increased the complexity. The quantity of
shared data has risen markedly over the last decade. This is in addition to the demand for data to be not only spatially
accurate but also up to date in both content and currency.
Since the late nineteen eighties cadastral information has been actively maintained in all Australian States through the
use of Digital Cadastral Data Base's (DCDB). Up to date cadastral information is available to customers in the form of
incremental updates. Despite each state also maintaining their topographic information (DTDB), a similar mechanism
does not presently exist.
With the background of current data sharing practices and relevant local and overseas examples this paper outlines the
results of a recently completed data sharing study. This study proposed a conceptual model for topographic map
production through the use of data sharing and incremental updates.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: data currency, data sharing, topographic mapping
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090901 Cartography

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