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					Profile of a Successful
Public/Private Partnership:
Topographic Mapping Production in
Victoria
Glenn Cockerton
Managing Director – Spatial Vision


WALIS 2008
Presentation Outline

 This presentation aims to:
   Outline the new partnering arrangement for
   topographic map production in Victorian
   Describe the products produced as a result of the
   partnership
   Review the pre-conditions necessary for the
   formation of the partnership
   Summarise the benefits that have been delivered
Background
  In the past, a limited range
  of topographic mapping
  products have been available
  in Victoria comprising
  principally DSE’s:
     1:25,000/1:50,000 sheet
     (A1) maps
     1:30,000 A4 online maps
     (via Land Channel)

  For the emergency service
  organisations (ESOs) the
  range was a little broader
  comprising:
     CFA’s regional topo map
     books
     DSE’s FireMap CD-ROM of
     1:25,000 & 1:100,000 sheet
     maps
     Various topographic maps
     produced “in-house” by ESO
     GIS units
Background

 These map publications have generally:
   Used widely varying production methodologies
   Suffered from inconsistent symbology standards
   Been based on data drawn from different and
   rarely up-to-date sources

 For ESOs these problems were more serious:
   Operational problems due to inconsistent maps
   Topographic mapping was not well integrated with
   the State’s computer aided dispatch systems
Background

  The 2002 Bushfire Season in southern Australia was
  extreme with major fires occurring in Victoria
  In 2003, the Victorian Bushfire Inquiry, amongst a
  wide range of other matters:
     concluded the range of topographic mapping
     used by the State's various ESOs was retarding
     effective operations
     recommended that the State's ESOs adopt a
     coordinated and consistent approach to mapping
Background

  Historically CFA produced some 11 map books
  covering the State
  Used by many other agencies informally
  Very well regarded
  Slow to be updated (some were up to 10 years old)
  Contained variable quality mapping data
  Were inconsistent with the State map base and
  maps used by other ESOs
  Were produced in an isolated manner that did not
  lead to the improvement of the State map base
Background

  Following a competitive tendering
  process, in late 2004, DSE selected Spatial
  Vision to form a partnership to develop
  state-wide topographic mapping
  products that would be:
    Authoritative
    Consistent
    Up-to-date
    Available to all Victorian ESOs,
    government agencies and the public
    generally
Background

  In parallel, Spatial Vision proposed to CFA
  that they also join the DSE/SV partnership
  for topographic map production
  CFA signed a partnership agreement in
  mid-2005
DSE’s Role

 Under the partnership arrangements, DSE’s role is to:
   Focus its resources on the maintenance and
   upgrading of the State’s spatial data infrastructure
   and the data supporting topographic mapping

   Expand the network of formal maintenance and
   access agreements with data custodians

   Provide a range of mechanisms for on-going data
   improvement including user feedback
DSE’s Role

  DSE continues to produce a range of topographic
  Map Products in-house comprising:
    1:30,000 A4 and A3 PDFs via Land Channel
    1:25,000 and 1:50,000 hard copy (A1) map
    sheets
    1:25,000 and 1:50,000 (A1) digital maps

    The first two products are widely used by the
    public and businesses for a broad range of
    purposes
    The latter is available for use by DSE/DPI and
    emergency services only
Feedback Process

  Formal feedback system for
  processing reports of
  potential data errors
  Feedback from
  topographic map users
  logged
  Issue referred to the
  appropriate data
  custodian for determination
  If required, data maintenance
  is implemented
  Outcome reported back
  to users
The Role of CFA

 Under the partnership arrangements, CFA is
   responsible for:
   Maintenance of mapping data for which CFA is
   custodian (eg CFA facility locations, water
   collection points, stream crossings)

   Reviewing the Vicmap Book product specification
   to ensure it continues to meet CFA operational
   requirements

   Assisting with map checking during production
The Role of Spatial Vision

  Spatial Vision’s primary responsibility is to
  produce, publish and distribute the contracted
  mapping products required by the CFA and other
  ESOs
  Introduce innovations for existing and new
  mapping products
  Working with DSE, CFA, other data custodians and
  other stakeholders to facilitate improvements to
  the underlying mapping data and future Vicmap
  Books
  Provide compensation to DSE for the use of Vicmap
  Digital data by way of royalty payments
Spatial Vision’s Vicmap Book
   The new VicMap Book series
   comprising:
     Five map books
     1:100,000 topographic maps (state-wide)
     1:50,000 topographic maps (selected
     areas)
     1:15,000 and 1:20,000 township maps
     Each map book comprises approximately
     300 pages
     Includes:
        Comprehensive street and location
        indices
        Rural road addressing
Spatial Vision’s Vicmap Book

   Intended for use by:
      ESOs
      DSE/DPI, Parks Victoria, LGAs, CMAs, utilities
      and other government agencies
      Regional and rural businesses
      Recreational users (4WD, Fishing Clubs, etc)
Spatial Vision’s Vicmap Book

   Source Data
     Primarily based on VicMap data and augmented
     with other selected data sets from DSE, CFA and
     others




     Spatial Vision working with SII to facilitate
     improving data quality and improved data
     custodial arrangements
     Will be upgraded as new and improved data sets
     become available
Spatial Vision’s Vicmap Book
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Spatial Vision’s VicMap Book
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Spatial Vision’s Vicmap Book

   The whole of Victoria has now been covered
   First of the five Vicmap Books was released in
   early 2006, the fifth in mid-2007
   In other words, state-wide coverage achieved in
   under two years
Spatial Vision’s VicMap Book

  Vicmap Books have been:
     Loaded into Victoria’s
     emergency dispatch
     system
     Widely adopted by every
     Victorian ESO
     Popular with a wide
     range of government
     agencies and the public
  The five Vicmap Books are
  being updated every 24
  months
Companion Products
 Spatial Vision’s map
 production platform also
 produces:
   Georeferenced digital
   mosaics
   (1:100,000 and
   1:50,000)
   Individual
   georeferenced map
   pages
   (1:100,000 and
   1:50,000)
   PDFs of individual
   map book pages
Consumer Map Products
 Spatial Vision’s map
 production platform
 also produces:
   Interactive DVD:
   topographic maps
   for the entire state
   in OziExplorer
   format
Companion Products
 And:
   Custom wall maps
   Other custom
   mapping products
Topographic Map Products

  And:
    Custom map books
Pre-Conditions

  Awareness of the increasing unsustainability of the
  process being used by the CFA to produce map
  books and a realisation that producing and
  distributing map books were not the core business
  of the CFA
  The need for common topographic mapping across
  ESOs and government more generally
  DSE’s formal data custodianship program
  The inherent quality of the state’s map base
  Recognition by DSE and CFA that map production
  was not going to be adequately funded in the
  future
Outcomes
  Victoria now has a high quality topographic
  mapping resource shared across government and
  accessible to the community
  Initiative has been endorsed and implemented by
  the Victorian State Government and all emergency
  services
  Uses the latest Government spatial data resources
  Results in a widening range of products offering –
     Practical scales
     Authoritative data
     Up-to-date currency
     Reliability
     Completeness
  State map base (Vicmap) continues to be upgraded
  and improved
Thank you. Questions?

				
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