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Public Sphere: Gov 2.0 - Ben Searle


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  • 1. “Everything Happens Somewhere” LOCATION - A Component of GOV2.0 ? Ben Searle Empowering Australia General Manager, OSDM with Spatial Information
  • 2. GOV2.0 – Why Do We Need It ? Public now expects information and services from both the commercial sector and governments: “anywhere, any time” This expectation is driving governments to adopt WEB2.0
  • 3. EVERYTHING HAPPENS SOMEWHERE Use of Location by Government • Policy development and evaluation – Why is ‘it’ occurring in this area? – What are the contributing factors played by location? – Why is the policy effective in one location but not another? • Service delivery – Victorian Bushfires – using Post Code to identify clients • Internal business processes – An address is a location, – high costs to government when address are wrong
  • 4. Location as An Enabler • An estimated 80% of government information can be linked to a location • Location can be used as the connection between information – How many unemployed in this suburb? – What employment opportunities exist in this suburb? – Is there a Centre Link Office in the suburb? • Australian Government Spatial Data Access and Pricing Policy – Over 2000 data sets available at no cost – but potential for thousands of others.
  • 5. Use of Location - Commercial • Google Earth GPS enabled • Whereis? mobile phone • FaceBook • Flickr • Use of ‘location’ based technologies in many products. – In-car Satellite Navigation – Mobile Phones – Digital Camera’s – Precision agriculture
  • 6. Use of Location - Community Canberra Community Mapping ‘OpenStreetMap’
  • 7. Use of Location - Community Mapping the election conditions in Zimbabwe eaches/
  • 8. Use of Location - Community
  • 9. Use of Location - Community
  • 10. Use of Location – Community/Govt
  • 11. Use of Location – Govt/Community Victorian Government Emergency Management Mapping
  • 12. ‘Location’ in Australian Govt Today FaHCSIA Health Education Outputs Outputs Outputs s s ss es es ne si n si n si Bu es Bu se s Bu es ss s ss ce ce oce P ro ro Pr P FaHCSIA Specific  Health Education  Data Specific Data Specific Data SPATIAL DATA SPATIAL DATA SPATIAL DATA Spatial Spatial Data  Spatial Data Sources Sources FaHCSIA Health Data Sources Education
  • 13. A WEB2.0 - Location Based Future Health Education FaHCSIA Outputs Outputs Outputs Specific Specific Specific Business Business FaHCSIA Health Business Education  Specific Data Processes Specific Data Specific Data Processes Processes Fundamental Spatial Data Fundamental Spatial Data Fundamental Spatial Data Common Spatial  FaHCSIA Common Spatial Health Common Spatial Education Data Sources Data Sources Data Sources
  • 14. Spatial@Gov Conference Focus on the use of location based technologies to support the business of government. • 350 Delegates, 60 presenters • Common themes – Similar issues across all levels of government – Duplication of effort – Barriers to access of data Way Forward • Web2.0 based technologies • Sharing capability • Leverage location component of Govt data. Build once, used by many…..
  • 15. What’s Missing ? We have the pieces of the puzzle But how do we bring them together? Use a WEB2.o framework ? The Pieces A new Framework
  • 16. Office of Spatial Data Management QUESTIONS? Ben Searle General Manager, OSDM