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Tasmania to overhaul its land management system

Australia: The Tasmanian Government has formed a partnership with Esri Australia for a project expected to set a new national standard in land information management. Together with Esri Australia, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is overhauling the management of more than 400,000 of the state’s cadastral parcels and administrative boundaries to give Tasmanians improved access to accurate, high-quality land information.

Esri Australia Business Manager for Tasmania Jean-Noel Jarnet said the project, set to be completed in mid-2013, will deliver benefits to the entire Tasmanian community.

“Any Tasmanian who requires access to cadastral parcels – which includes information such as property boundaries or land title and valuation information – will benefit from this nation-first project,” Jarnet said.

“Whether its home buyers needing to know property specifics, such as zoning or valuation information; developers wanting a clearer understanding of land suitability; or government departments looking to better match services to properties – this partnership will provide all stakeholders with unparalleled access to the land information they require,” he added.

“By improving the efficiency of maintenance of the state’s cadastral and administrative data, the new system will also facilitate the management and delivery of planning scheme information through the Land Information System Tasmania (LIST) initiative,” he said.

The partnership will see DPIPWE use the latest ArcGIS technology to verify, store and manage the state’s land data and make it available to stakeholders via web services and an interactive online map.

Jarnet said the project would be sure to drive similar overhauls from other State and Federal land information custodians in the near future.

Source: Esri Australia