ACTPLA Australia contracts Geomatic Technologies for Mapping and Address Verification System

ACTPLA Australia contracts Geomatic Technologies for Mapping and Address Verification System


16th November 2006, Melbourne, Australia – Geomatic Technologies today announced that the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA), responsible for planning in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory, has selected it to develop and implement a Mapping, Address and Routing System.

The initial aim of the system is to provide ACT government departments with a single authoritative source of clean, verified address data to support the development application process, and other government business processes, together with online access to spatial data sets.

To be known as ACT MAS, the benefits to the ACT Government in implementing the system include: ACT Property address verification; Australian (G-NAF) Property address verification; AMAS approved Postal address verification; A-spatial location verification; Statistics of use based on ABS mesh blocks; Spatial data layer querying; Maps, images and spatial information available to all; Process and transaction gains, through pre-population of forms and access to ‘place-based’ information; Simple and effective monitoring and managing of system access.

Commenting on the decision to implement ACT MAS, Ben Searle, Manager, Information Services, said, “The standards-based approach of GT will enable us to easily introduce and integrate advanced spatial functionality into our business systems and to provide the information needed by the business to minimise errors and improve our land data management processes. Improved address accuracy will provide considerable benefits to our customers.

Additionally, this authoritative address web service will be available to support a broad range of business functions for all other ACT Government agencies, increasing efficiencies, reducing data errors and, in some instances, fraud and also fast tracking the ACT’s adherence to the National Address Framework”

– About the ACT Land & Planning Authority
The ACT Planning and Land Authority is the ACT Government’s statutory agency responsible for planning for the future growth of Canberra in partnership with the local community. The Authority aims to promote sustainable, attractive, safe and well-designed urban, residential and rural environments in the ACT. It has responsibility for strategic and land planning, land release, lease administration, land information, development approval and building regulation. For more information, visit

– About Geomatic Technologies
Geomatic Technologies Pty Ltd is a leader in the provision of location based business intelligence solutions, information products and services including spatial database hosting and web services, photogrammetry, linear asset mapping and field workforce solutions. The company services Government, Transportation, Utilities, Tele-communications and other commercial enterprises. For more info visit