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Crowdsourced - single Australian source of truth for geospatial mapping of electorates, postcodes, placenames and landmarks

To support agencies in mapping data to geospatial references, let's provide a central site which any agency can use to geospatially identify its data.

 

This could start by drawing on all local, state and federal government geospatial reference materials, building a single national service independent of any mapping solution.

 

This should include all electorates, postcodes, placenames and geographic features - but to preserve privacy not go to individual address level.

 

It can then be extended through crowdsourcing placenames, as the Victorian government has been doing at VICNAMES (http://services.land.vic.gov.au/vicnames/).

 

The outcome would be a central service that agencies, not-for-profits and commercial providers can use when matching data with geospatial references, enabling standardisation across emergency and other services.

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