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Ministerial Statement Improvements in Land Information Systems in the Northern Territory



Ministerial Statement Improvements in Land Information Systems in the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 2140


Tabled papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Timothy Baldwin


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Agencies are working together to develop a NT Spatial Information Infrastructure focused on about 65 key data sets considered essential to decision making in government and the private sector. The broader community clearly understands the idea of infrastructure as applied to transport and telecommunications. Today, this same concept is being applied to information. In the Information Age, information infrastructure is critical to support government, business and the community to achieve certain objectives. A key component of this infrastructure is a directory to provide anyone with information about data sets which exist, where and how to obtain them and what they can be used for. DLPE implemented the NT Spatial Data Directory in 1998 as the NT Node of the Australian Directory. DLPE and other NT agencies use this Directory to put information about their data sets in the public domain. Today, information about the Territorys spatial data is available to anyone on the Internet. Recognising that natural resources information is essential to developing industries such as agriculture and horticulture in the Territory, the Government approved a Lands, Planning and Environment proposal to develop a Natural Resources Information Management Environment (NRIME) over a three-year period. This proposal, accepted by Government last year, is implementing in real terms the new approach to GIS and spatial data by providing an integrated environment

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