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ItemA land information vision for VictoriaWILLIAMSON, IAN ( 1996)Objective: To develop a vision and milestones to achieve the vision, for the use and management of land parcel related spatial data (here after termed land information) in Victoria in ten years. While the primary focus of the vision is on land parcel data, the vision recognises that to be useful and effective, land parcel data needs to be integrated with or utilise other appropriate components of the State's digital map base (SDMB), and particularly the topographic data. This vision must complement the other visions being prepared by the Victorian Government as part of the development of a holistic vision for the management of spatial information in Victoria. The other visions include: • Environment and Heritage • Industry Development • Socio-Economic Planning • Intermodal Transport • Emergency Response
ItemUse of the Internet in the diffusion of GIS for General Practices in Victoria, AustraliaEscobar, Francisco J. ; Williamson, Ian P. ; GREEN, JULIE ; WATERS, ELIZABETH ( 1998)This paper describes the delivery of a Geographic Information System (GIS) product through the Internet for primary health care services provided at general medical practices in the State of Victoria, Australia. The paper details a collaborative research project whose principal aim was to develop a methodology for creating a GIS as a decision support system, for more effective use of information about population and health services at a given location. The methodology employed is based on the ability of a GIS to establish interrelationships between a combination of health, geographic and demographic data. An overview is given of GIS as a technology which allows geospatial data to be analysed, displayed and queried. The results of the project can be demonstrated through a live presentation, detailing specific and generic reasons for the choice of the Internet as the preferred delivery mechanism. The paper concludes with the identification of important issues related to the research and the use of the World Wide Web for Geographic Information Systems and Health.