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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.

ANZLIC has published an update on implementation of its Strategic Plan 2020-24, which outlines ANZLIC’s role, strategic priorities and key priority initiatives for 2020-24.

ANZLIC has published its Strategic Plan 2020-24, which outlines ANZLIC’s role, strategic priorities and key priority initiatives for 2020-24.

Key highlights from the July 2019 ANZLIC meeting included appointment of a new ANZLIC Chair and Deputy Chair, ANZLIC’s work to drive diversity and inclusion in the spatial sector, and ANZLIC’s value proposition to spatially enable digital twins.

30 June 2020 is the date by which ANZLIC member agencies in Australian states and territories will be ready to deliver and receive foundation spatial data on the GDA2020 datum.