I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present at the WA Surveying and Spatial Information Conference (WASSIC 2011) this week.
I decided to present on the concept of GeoDesign (that I have talked about before) and how it could apply within WA especially from a collaborative planning perspective. It was a good opportunity to present how the industry and the technology that I work with can be used in an alternative way to provide interactive planning options.
The motivation for this came from two different areas:
- My recent tour of the Pilbara and seeing the need to coordinate and collaborate in the planning for all aspects of the growth of region – especially in relation to infrastructure and land use planning.
- Discussions with colleagues in the industry about the use of GIS in participatory planning.
The challenge is to now identify a few possible WA examples where this might be applied… anyone say ‘Super Towns’?
I’d like to hear any thoughts or feedback on this if you would like to give it…