eSpatial and GT delivers Web Editing Pilot to DSE

eSpatial and GT delivers Web Editing Pilot to DSE


Canberra, Australia, August 14, 2007: eSpatial, an enterprise geospatial software and technology company in partnership with Geomatic Technologies (GT), providers of location-based business intelligence solutions, information products and services in Australia, announced the deployment of an advanced web editing pilot for the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) in Victoria, Australia.

The TOE (Transactional Online Editing) pilot application extends an existing application already developed by GT for DSE called ONE (Online Notification and Editing). The applications allows data originators in Victoria, such as Local Government and State Government bodies, to directly access and modify authoritative property, address and parcel information through a web-based mapping interface. The direct access to editing through stringent access and quality control procedures streamlines the data adoption process and enables data updates to be delivered in shorter timeframes to end users.

The TOE system enhances the existing ONE online notification system by adding a map editing component built using eSpatial’s iSMART product which allows end users to carry out controlled edits including name changes, split areas, create address points and move address points. Updates are carried out using a standard web browser over a secure internet connection and all changes to the system are controlled using an internal workflow which maintains proposed changes in parallel with agreed updates. The resulting application is used to increase process efficiencies resulting in more accurate spatial data. The solution is delivered on top of Oracle10g database and utilises Oracle Workspace Manager to support the data versioning requirements.

“Increasing the efficiency and accuracy of our mapping data is a core requirement” said Bruce Thompson, Director, Spatial Information Infrastructure Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), “by trialling this map based editing system we are able to empower the data originators to make modifications to components of the State database that they know better than anyone – allowing us to focus on delivering an improved service to our customers. We also hope to demonstrate that this will result in reduced resource requirements for data originators, particularly local government”added Thompson.