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Local & Regional Government

Geographic information is crucial for managing billions of dollars worth of assets like underground water and wastewater services. GIS is used extensively within a Council for managing flood protection, transport networks and parks that might be spread far across a town or rural community.

Local Council planners use GIS for analysis of growth within a city and manage this through a district plan which includes many maps.

High value geographic information is being realised and becoming more main-stream. Simple to use online mapping tools can be developed by a GIS professional which allow citizens to interact with a Council’s wealth of information in a visual way.

As a GIS professional within local or regional government, you can expect a wide variety of challenges; contributing towards delivering a higher standard of living in your community.
3D visualisation of potential sea level rise from climate change
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