Victorian Municipal GIS Makes The News

24 September 2008

The use of aerial photography and GIS by Victorian municipalities was the topic for an article in The Age today. Pity that the title implies that it’s all about spying on citizens.

Liberty Victoria, an organisation I usually side with on important issues, calls for ‘tougher regulation of satellite mapping’. I’m not sure if they’re saying that imagery need to blurred, or that council employees should be the only people not allowed to look at it.

The article makes specific mention of IntraMaps at Stonnington City Council, which I’ve seen in action, and it’s a great system.