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Location Intelligence at the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ)

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Greg Rowe, Assistant Director Special Projects at Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) presents on 'enabling staff to make informative decisions through access to high quality, interactive maps at any time, anywhere' at MapInfo Forum 2014 in Brisbane.

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Location Intelligence at the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ)

  1. 1. MapInfo Forums 2014 Location intelligence at ECQ Greg Rowe Electoral Commission of Queensland
  2. 2. 2 MapInfo Forums 2014 Electoral Commission of Queensland  Services provided by ECQ include  Supplying quality electoral services to clients in Queensland  State, Local Government and Industrial elections  Political party and election funding and financial disclosure  Local government boundary and electoral arrangement reviews  Assisting State Redistribution Commission  Assisting the AEC in maintaining Queensland’s electoral roll  Inquiries into preselection ballots
  3. 3. 3 MapInfo Forums 2014 Electoral Commission of Queensland  Assistant Director Special Projects  Report directly to the Commissioner on the management and implementation of local government reviews and State Redistribution  Manager, Election Information Services unit  Location Intelligence  Statistical Publications and data analysis  Information system administration  Roll printing and image scanning project
  4. 4. 4 MapInfo Forums 2014 ECQ Business Problem  Overview  Online mapping solution for ECQ staff without skills  Make more extensive use of our GIS throughout ECQ  Use MapInfo Pro rather than Google maps and kml files  Challenges  Hard copy maps  Underutilization of GIS system and Intranet  EIS team workload and support for ECQ staff project deadlines
  5. 5. 5 MapInfo Forums 2014 ECQ Solution  MapInfo Stratus in conjunction with MapInfo Pro  Intranet – Internal use  12 staff and 1 Administrator to date  Map configurations developed for three areas of ECQ  Call Centre  Enrolment  Polling Place planning
  6. 6. 6 MapInfo Forums 2014 Address Search
  7. 7. 7 MapInfo Forums 2014 Polling Booth Planning Find Nearest
  8. 8. 8 MapInfo Forums 2014 Find Nearest Polling Booth for a searched address
  9. 9. 9 MapInfo Forums 2014 Staff members are able add turn off/on layers, search for address of interest, add various types of annotation features to highlight or label certain areas of interest and also able to print maps to a PDF format and collaborate and communicate the data with other staff members.
  10. 10. 10 MapInfo Forums 2014 Outcomes and lessons learnt  EIS team in now more productive has more time to invest in improving our GIS and Electoral Systems  Staff members with access to Stratus able to make informative decisions and access high-quality, interactive maps to gain the insights they need – whenever and wherever they need  Benefits are qualitative, such as improved collaboration, better decision making, and more efficient business processes and inform decisions  Further savings have been realised through the consolidation of other software licenses that are no longer required
  11. 11. 11 MapInfo Forums 2014 Next steps  Integrate and deploy ECQ GIS to allow the data to be used and shared within and outside the Commission.  Schedule data updates to ensure users are viewing current information.
  12. 12. 12 MapInfo Forums 2014 Questions?

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