GIS System Data | Pilbara Regional Council
Pilbara Regional Council
Pilbara, Pilbara Regional Council, PRC
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GIS System Data

Key Focus Area
Regional Service Delivery
About This Project

Geographic Information system (GIS) software captures, manages and displays geographically based data.

In FY14 the Pilbara Regional Council (PRC) was engaged to align the GIS data sets between Local Governments.

The project revealed that there was a need to upgrade the current GIS platform and investigate ‘enterprise integration’ software.

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This would facilitate a move towards an integrated business model across the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) as suggested in the WA Government’s Location Information Strategy (2010).

It will also allow the creation of a single, publicly accessible web portal, improving community service while also increasing council efficiency.

Through this project the PRC developed a comprehensive list of GIS data vendors operating in WA and their available dataset.

It was determined that the most suitable system was Landgate’s Shared Land Information Platform (SLIP) subscription service. This system is already available at commercially advantageous terms for the LGAs.

The PRC also analysed each individual LGA GIS ‘ecosystem’, and is preparing a report for submission to member Local Governments to be ratified.

  • Phase One. A desktop exercise to identify GIS/Enterprise integration software vendors, their offerings and their capacity for integration.
  • Phase Two. If three or more member LGAs wish to purchase the software, the PRC will negotiate advantageous terms for the purchase and refer these to the LGAs for consideration.
  • Phase Three. The procurement and rollout of the GIS/Enterprise Integration ‘ecosystem’ to the involved member LGAs.
  • Ultimately, the program would lead to either all data and software being hosted and managed at the Individual LGAs, or via an externally based data and GIS system hosting server (e.g. cloud-based) through a specialist third party contractor.