2009, we examined how electronic plat filing works in Australia. As I
was doing some follow-up work on that series, I discovered that similar systems
are employed by a near neighbor of the United
States: Canada. ...
In Part 1 of this opus, we talked about the history of the Australian system of land registry and the government’s efforts to modernize it. This time, we’ll look at the process from the surveyor’s perspective.
The Survey Analyst is a powerful tool with enormous potential, but it has yet to gain widespread acceptance. So when I learned that the Department of Lands in New South Wales, Australia had selected the Cadastral Editor as the engine to rebuild the parcel base for the state, I naturally wanted to find out more.
several prior episodes of this column, we have talked extensively about the
importance of data. We have also discussed the role surveyors play in the
overall GIS landscape. In the course of those discussions, we have addressed some of the core
functions surveyors provide for a GIS. For sure, the parcel land base ranks
high on that list. But even more fundamental than that is the all-important
This is the fifth and final installment of the series I began a year ago on how to develop a new GIS. In the preceding parts of the saga, we covered the importance of the data, staffing and equipment. We are now just about ready to put it all together, right? Well, maybe. But we may have given short shrift to another equally important element: training.