Highlights from the August 2022 ANZLIC meeting include a geospatial update from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a presentation on the proof of concept for a New Zealand Property Spine, and Geoscience Australia’s Exploring the Future program. These presentations highlight the extensive progress underway across the jurisdictions to modernise spatial data and make it more open and accessible.
ANZLIC has published its updated roadmap to continue to implement its Strategic Plan 2020-24. The updated roadmap includes activities for implementing on the following priority initiatives: modernising the Foundation Spatial Data Framework, Digital Twins and Space and Spatial. It also includes implementing on priority enablers including skills and capabilities, effective collaboration and engagement, and supporting improved diversity and inclusion.
Peak industry leaders have joined forces to establish a baseline for the state of diversity and inclusion across the space, spatial and surveying profession. Over 1,000 people participated in the inaugural study over a six-week period from 16 August to 20 September 2021, and the early results are in.
It’s time to establish a baseline in diversity and inclusion within the Space, Spatial and Surveying sectors of Australia and New Zealand.
ANZLIC is delighted to announce that Land Use Victoria’s Chief Executive, Melissa Harris, has made history, becoming the first female to be appointed its Chair. This is also the first time in ANZLIC’s 35-year history that two females hold its highest office, with Sandy Carruthers (Executive Director, Strategy, Science & Corporate Services, Department for the Environment and Water) also becoming ANZLIC’s Deputy Chair.
Launched in Australia and New Zealand on 28 April 2021, the Locus Charter seeks to ensure the ethical and responsible use of location data throughout the world. The Benchmark Initiative and EthicalGeo facilitated production of the Locus Charter.
Key highlights from the March 2021 ANZLIC meeting included presentations from: SSSI on their current spatial skills and capability service offerings; Dr Peter Woodgate from the Space and Spatial Industry Growth Steering Committee on the development of a 2030 Space and Spatial Industry Roadmap; and the NSW Department of Customer Service on their whole of government address management platform.
For the space and spatial sectors to be able to sustainably grow and innovate in the coming years, a diverse workforce is needed. The Space, Surveying and Spatial Diversity Leadership Network (SSS-DLN) is working to benchmark, monitor and report on the state of diversity and inclusion to build the evidence base for action.
ANZLIC has published its first Strategic Plan 2020-24 Progress Report, showing progress against each of the 10 key initiatives in the ANZLIC Strategic Plan.
ANZLIC has published guidance on the collection and use of data for location-based analysis. The guidance provides general information on best-practice approaches for the collection of location data, validating and geocoding address data, and choosing the appropriate geospatial layer for mapping and visualising data.