Spatial@gov conference 2011 gerry stanley open dayPresentation Transcript
Unlocking the Full Potential of Location Information Taking its time – but worth the wait Gerry Stanley Products Manager PSMA Distribution
Quick QuizHow long has the “World Wide Web” been around? 22 years In 1993 only 1% of all internet traffic was attributed to the WWW, now 2 billion users, with Google getting over 1 billion hits per monthHow long has Google Maps been around? 6.5 years With more than 200 million mobile installs alone and have only had Australian Maps for 4.5 yearsHow long has Facebook been around? 7.5 years With more than 600 million active users and over 1 billion hits per monthHow long has Twitter been around? 5 years 175 million accounts, however studies show that around 60 million are active
How long has location information been used?Smoke Signals, Celestial Navigate and Homing Pigeons – 1,000’s of years BCMagnetic Compass – 1100’s1854, John Snow depicted a cholera outbreak in London using points torepresent the locations of some individual cases, his mapping of thedistribution of cholera led to the source of the disease, a contaminated waterpump.Radio Triangulation – early 1900’s1960 – Dr. Roger Tomlinson development the Canada Geographic InformationSystem (CGIS) the worlds first true operational GIS in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.It was used to store, analyze, and manipulate data collected for the Canada LandInventory (CLI)Satellite GPS – 1960’sPersonal GPS – 1990’sSmartphone GPS – 2000’s
So what is holding it up? Spatial Data Infrastructures have been on the drawing board for many years:ESRI started pushing the limitations ofcommunications and processing in2004.In 2006 PSMA Australia launched LYNX,a data management tool that became aninternational award winner.In 2007 Landgate launched the SharedLand Information Platform (SLIP), placingWA at the forefront of opening access togovernment information.In 2010 Pitney Bowes launched geosk,a Data as a Service product. Now withmore than 1,000 data listings available.
So what has been holding it up?CommunicationsTransfer speeds that cope with complex spatial dataIT CapabilitiesIncreased, cost effective, on the fly processing capabilitiesNeedMarket demand with an expectation of high quality, up-to-date data
The latest offering – PSMA Systems A framework that makes it simple, fast and cost effective to introduce location into the decision making process.Commerciallyavailable data Commercial & Government Services Websites NAMF Web Services Web FormsData holdings Commercial & of the Web Feature Desktop Government Services Applications BusinessGovernments Applications of Australia Web Map Mobile Services Applications Web Process Services
Are we there yet?The potential of location information is only justbeginning to be realised:•In Government•In Business•In the Community ?We won’t be there until itis as easy as performingan internet search fromany device, anywhere inthe world.
Thank you Unlock the full potential of location information