ANZLIC is developing nationally-agreed (in both Australia and New Zealand) policies and guidelines aimed at achieving "best practice" in spatial data management. Within Australia, the major vehicle for improving access to data is the Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI).
ANZLIC advocates the use of common standards, ensuring that data is more easily available to decision makers and increasing the range of spatial information products and services available to government, business and the community. Within government, ANZLIC is creating a strong linkage between policy decisions and the information needed to implement them.
More detail about ANZLIC activities is included in the ANZLIC Strategic Plan 2005–2010 and the 2006 Milestones. Annual reports and past work programs are also available. ANZLIC has existed in various forms since 1986 and has a long history in assisting the growth of a spatial information industry in Australia and New Zealand. The industry achieved a major milestone in September 2001 with the release of the Spatial Information Industry Action Agenda Positioning for Growth (the Action Agenda).
ANZLIC Council comprises ten senior officials from the Australian and New Zealand Governments, and the governments of the States and Territories of Australia. They are generally responsible within their jurisdiction for coordinating spatial information policy and operational matters. New South Wales currently chairs ANZLIC. The Council meets three times per year.
Your Council representative can be contacted through your jurisdictional ANZLIC Contact Officer.
ANZLIC has three standing committees responsible for developing plans to address the Council's current emphasis on implementation of the Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure, promotion of nationally consistent standards and policies, and land administration reform. Each committee has membership comprising selected Council members and key stakeholders in areas relevant to the standing committees' work.
The Strategy and Policy Group consists of the Chair of ANZLIC and the Chairs of each Standing Committee. There are a number of expert groups to provide a focus on key issues, such as the new Emergency Management/Counter Terrorism Working Group and the Permanent Committees and working groups under ICSM.
ANZLIC national office
The ANZLIC national office was established in September 2001 to accelerate the implementation of ANZLIC's work program. The office is located in Canberra at Suite 2, McKay Professional Centre, 5 McKay Gardens, Turner, ACT, 2612.
ANZLIC's strength lies in partnerships with all government jurisdictions, professional and commercial groups, and users of spatial information. ANZLIC has developed key partnerships within government.
Partnerships are the key to a strong spatial information industry and ANZLIC maintains a strong relationship with peak spatial information industry bodies such as the Australian Spatial Information Business Association (ASIBA) and the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI).
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