Australia: The CRC for Spatial Information, or CRCSI, which is a joint venture of government, academic and private sector organizations using spatial technologies to solve complex problems of national significance, has released a report called ‘Year in Summary 2014-15’, highlighting the achievements of the CRCSI over the last 12 months. The report includes seven research achievements for 2014-15 that have resulted or will result in considerable commercial and societal impact. These projects are as follows:
- Real-time position will enable 24 hour positioning accuracy
- First response mapping allows coastal communities to understand and prepare for sea level rise
- The Spatial Hub provides farmers with better tools to increase profitability know-how and reduce the cost of capital borrowings
- Handheld sensors determining biomass have already seen farmers reduce the cost of farm inputs such as supplementary feeding and fertilizer
- Spatial tools that build sustainable suburbs have achieved recommendations by government planners to make policy changes to create better places to live
- Canterbury (NZ) recovery has led to better preparedness for recovery health services
- Earth changes to land boundaries means councils can more readily reorganize land ownership and boundaries after earthquake displacements.
You can download the full report here.